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Burke County Schools have announced their GearUp summer camps for seventh, eighth and ninth graders.

Camps will run throughout June and will take place at various locations around the county. According to the district’s website, there are four options for this year as well as summer bus tours to various locations such as the UNCG and the Civil Rights Museum. Camps and bus tours are free for BCPS students, but transportation to and from camps will not be provided. This year’s summer camps include:

  • Get Into Gear, Acquire a New Career Sewing Camp June 6 and 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by The Industrial Commons, this camp will give students a tour of The Industrial Commons and allow students to create their own sewing project , engage in short workshops and enjoy an ice cream party.
  • Be A Trep Summer Camp, June 13-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Middle School. This entrepreneurship, leadership, and business skills camp will teach students “techniques to turn ideas into products or careers.” After the camp, students will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in a competitive setting.
  • Destination STEM Carowinds on Monday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom High School. During this camp, students will learn the science behind force and motion, explore the history of roller coasters, and create their own roller coaster project.
  • Destination Department of Transportation STEM Camp, June 28-30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom High School. This camp will allow students to explore the history of transportation, participate in several STEM projects, and include a visit to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.

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