Summer Camp

ImagineLab: A Summer of Teen Innovation & Celebration!

Imagine a place where teens come in with dreams and come out empowered by new possibilities. This summer, students will have the chance to build skills, connections, and confidence in their own abilities to become designers, makers and innovators, and make lasting friendships along the way.

At two new camps offered by UNC’s School of Education and the MEITE program, middle and high school students explore the possibilities with art and design, gaming, engineering and computer science in an innovative and empowering way. Explore and engage in our newly redesigned facility at the Carolina Center for Excellence in Education.

Students will have the chance to learn code, compose original songs, program robots, build their own games, create virtual worlds in Minecraft,  design and build their own costumes and props, write their own digital books, build their own apps, produce their own videos, print in 3D, explore our immersive virtual reality learning lab, and pitch their creations in an innovation showcase.


Teen camper design and build a robot.Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to solve problems, fix things, make life work better? Do you love getting compliments on things you made yourself?  Take a chance on DreamBuilders, a new camp designed for teens like you. Whether it be through programming robots, coding in scratch, making music, designing and building your own costume, using recycled materials to build new products and much more,  DreamBuilders will help you expand your skills as a creative maker and problem solver. Dream big and make your mark at DreamBuilders.

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Offered 6/11 – 8/17 (10 weeks)

  • Build your own cardboard arcade and play with friends
  • Build and program bots such as Sphero or Ozobot
  • Create art designs with Pearler
  • Maker projects with Nintendo Switch Labo
  • Code your own apps in MIT App Inventor
  • Explore virtual reality design in Google Blocks
  • Create digital music and video production
  • Create your own digital books and comic books
  • Prototype designs using 3D printing


Teen camper at a computer designing his own video gameWant to design or build new worlds in Minecraft? Start here. Want to design and build your own game in Unity? We will help you get started. Want to try out Augmented or Virtual Reality? We have you covered. Want to join an eSports club and work alongside a team of your peers? This is the place to be. When students interact in gaming environments they are developing computational concepts, practices, and perspectives. Logical problem solving, testing and debugging, iterating, and collaborating are just a few of the skills that 21st century students will need to thrive in a modern technology centered economy. Ready to take on the title of GameChanger? You can start your summer adventure here.

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Offered 6/25 – 8/17 (8 weeks)

  • Minecraft design and adventure maps
  • Build games in apps like Sploder, Scratch, GameMaker Pro and Unity
  • Join the Teen E-Sports Club and play your favorite games in tournaments
  • Livestream Your Gameplay on Twitch or YouTube
  • Cosplay Your Favorite Game Characters
  • Explore gameplay in VR and augmented reality
  • Make your own game soundtrack

Frequently Asked Questions

All backgrounds and experience levels welcome, so come out and start playing and creating!

Activities vary weekly and are personalized to each student’s interest.

Teen Innovation Showcase

Friday, 8/17 at 2 PM
All campers are invited to participate in our Teen Innovation Showcase, sharing their ideas with the local community. Win awards, parents and families are invited!


Each camp costs $399/week. An early registration discount of $25 per week will be applied if purchased before March 31st. Campers are not required to attend all weeks. Purchase weeks as desired. Limited funding is available for families who demonstrate financial need. Email of call 984.377.3654 for more info.


ImagineLab offers scholarships for our camps on a first come, first serve basis according to financial need. Scholarship recipients will receive a full week of ImagineLab (either DreamBuilders or GameChangers) for free. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Apply here.

Cancellations and Refunds

Camp tuition fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Cancellations made on or before April 16, 2018 will ensure a full refund of camp tuition.

For cancellations made after April 16 but before May 14, UNC SOE will refund 50% of fees.

Cancellations made on or after May 14 will not be eligible for a refund. If a camper is unable to attend any paid sessions of camp for any reason, the camper will not receive a refund. If UNC School of Education cancels the camp, you’ll receive a refund of the total camp fee.