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Campers are supervised at all times by NC State students, with staff on call 24/7 at Tucker Residence Hall. In the 27-year history of SATELLITE, we have never had a safety or discipline problem. We hope to continue this streak to 28 years. Counselors are chosen based on their leadership abilities and represent the top students at NC State.

SATELLITE is funded by donations and grants, but we do ask students to pay a small fee of $25 dollars to attend. This can be paid upon acceptance to camp. Need-based scholarships are also available, contact for more details.

Accommodations and all food during camp are included.

Parents will be providing transportation to and from camp and participate in opening and closing sessions (first and last day of camp.) Carpooling with students from the same county is encouraged.


The SATELLITE program strives to introduce its participants to the science and technology related disciplines at NC State. Seminars focus on many of the different avenues of study in the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Sciences, and the College of Natural Resources. Through lectures and demonstrations by professors, on-site tours of facilities available for study and research, projects used to demonstrate industrial and research applications, and hands-on exercises, students will begin to gain an understanding of which areas excite and interest them the most. The following are examples of academic activities from past programs:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Textiles
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Medicine

We have a small section of our schedule from last year to share. This will hopefully give you a better idea on what a SATELLITE camper’s day to day activities will be.


Here is a helpful list of things to bring to camp once you are accepted. Counselors call you before camp to double check these items with you.

  • Casual clothing
    • Dress for warm May weather but bring at least one pair of long pants and jacket in-case of unusually cool temperatures
  • Sheets and blanket for a twin bed
  • Pillow
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Toiletries
  • Pair of closed-toed shoes (we will be doing a lot of walking so make sure they’re comfortable)
  • Set of dress clothes (for closing banquet)
  • Items for a talent show (i.e. an instrument, props for a skit, etc.)
  • Umbrella or Raincoat
  • Water bottle
  • All completed forms
    • Entering Survey
    • Insurance information
    • Copy of your insurance card
  • You do not need any money
  • Shower Shoes

**Although you will be able to lock your rooms, we suggest that you do NOT bring any valuables. SATELLITE does not accept responsibility for any personal items lost while at the program.


Where is the recommendation form? 

 Our Apply to Camp page contains the Recommendation Form and instructions. Contact for any questions or concerns.