What is the NC State's VetCAMP?

VetCAMP (Veterinary Camp) is a five day summer camp program that offers an opportunity for High School students (including incoming college freshmen, i.e. graduating May 2017) interested in the field of veterinary medicine. The camp is designed for students who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals and provides a preview into the real and vast fields of veterinary medicine. Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth, hands-on activities students will discover what modern veterinary medicine is all about.

Current Dates-
Week 1: July 10-14, 2017
Week 2: July 17-21, 2017

How can I attend and how much is it?

Any High School student with an interest in veterinary medicine may apply to attend. Along with the application, please include your transcript and an essay explaining your interest in attending VetCAMP and what you hope to gain from the experience.  A processing fee of $25 will be required with each application.  The cost of the camp is $515, which includes registration day breakfast, lunch for each day of camp, field trips, workshop materials, entertainment, and great giveaways including VetCAMP t-shirts and backpacks.  The camp fee will be paid only once the applicant has been accepted.  We will have a waitlist of 10 campers for each week.

Checks can be make out to NC State University or NCSU.

Payments should be made after accepted and confirmed.

There are no scholarships or financial aid available. 

How do I apply?

VetCamp 2017 Application will open January 16th at 9 AM! The application will close March 31st at 5 PM.

Fill out the VetCamp 2017 Application (option to sign up for either week included), which includes two essays for a total of 1900 characters max. For example you would have 950 characters for each essay. The application says max 500 characters; that is just the amount of characters for each box. One question should explain why you are interested in participating in VetCAMP and the other should be why you want to be a veterinarian. If you are applying to both camp weeks only one application is needed, however, we require two processing fees of $25 ($50 total). Please make your payment online through the application. In addition please mark on your application that you are applying for both weeks, as well as indicate the week you prefer. (We will start receiving applications beginning on 16th January, 2017. Please DO NOT send the applications before 16th January, 2017).  Applications must be postmarked or submitted by 31st March, 2017. Please note, the application deadline has been extended to April 7th, 2017.

A school transcript also needs to be submitted either by email or via regular mail.

What's in it for me?

If you have been interested in a career in veterinary medicine, then this example of our 2016 program will provide you with an understanding of the challenges and rewards of this profession. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students who have a similar passion and begin forging future relationships with those who care about science and medicine for animals. We offer various sessions designed to meet different educational and developmental levels, and VetCAMP will challenge and stimulate you in innovative, fun and exciting ways.

Some of the exciting elements that you will experience in VetCAMP include:

(a)  Site tour of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
(b)  Animal Organ systems-related dissections
(c)  Lectures relating to different aspects of the field of Veterinary Medicine
(d) Trips to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the Piedmont Wildlife Center
(e) Fun games relating the Veterinary Medicine
(f)  Other demonstrations and hand-on activities
And most importantly, you'll make new friends from around North Carolina and the Raleigh area who have the same interest and career goals as you.

Where can I stay if I am out-of-state or not a commuter?
University Towers is a privately owned on-campus housing facility has been our partner in providing accomodations for our campers from the very beginning. The cost for the use of these accomodations is an additional fee, which is listed below.  Once decisions for the camp have been sent out, the forms for reservations at University Towers can be found here at www.ncsuvetcamp.com. For more information or questions in regards to housing and meals for campers please refer to the:

University Towers website: www.utowersraleigh.com
University Towers Phone: 919-327-3800

The current pricing for on-campus housing at University Towers is as follows:

              Double Room *(2 students/room)            Single Room **(1 student/room)
                      $153.00 per camper                                         $210.50 per camper

Double Room (without meals) - $18.50 per night or $92.50 for a five night stay
Single Room (without meals) - $30 per night or $150 for a five night stay

Discounted Meal Plan (purchase ahead of time):

  • 4 breakfasts and 5 dinners -> $63.90
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners -> $56.00

If you do not opt into the discounted pre-paid option for meals, you may still buy them separately at our normal over the counter rate;

  • $6.00 Breakfast
  • $8.40 Lunch
  • $8.25 Dinner

There are no refunds for unused meals if the discount pre-pay option is selected.

*Students in a double room will share a room with another VetCAMP student and a bathroom with an adjacent room, also housing a VetCAMP student.
** Students in a single room will not share a room, but will share a bathroom with the adjacent room, also housing a VetCAMP student.
NOTE- The payment for housing will have to be done separately at University Towers and should not be included in the VetCAMP fee.
*** Students will be chaperoned at all times, including their stay at University Towers.

Want more information?
Visit: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/
Email: ncsu.vetpac@gmail.com