“I wanted to share with you what a wonderful week my son had at camp and thank his camp mentors Brittany, Lauren and David for doing such a great job.  Alexander came home every day and told us about all the cool experiments they did and by the end of the week he admitted to me that he had a great time.   I can’t tell you how much this meant to me….I just wanted him to see the fun and creative side of science.   He is looking forward to high school science now.”


Thank you so very much for making Aversboro Family STEM Night such a huge success. The kids had a blast!

Aversboro Elementary School

I am writing to thank you, Karen and Toby for three wonderful middle school years of SMILE Camp.

Your SMILE camps are amazing, from the experiments to the NCSU students leading them. Getting a glimpse of what NCSU students do and know and the facilities available to them has been such a motivating and mind opening experience for our child. Your program has fostered a great love of science, computer programming and engineering.

After seeing the possibilities of such things as lasers and 3D printers not to mention all of the chemical compounds etc, we now have a dining room table covered with engineering parts, laser components and a mini 3D printer.


This camp is well design and lots of fun to my children. We appreciate the instructors in this camp. They did a wonderful job in delivering the knowledge to the students and gave great instruction and background to lead the students working on the experiments.


Your 3D Printing Camp is wonderful! He couldn’t wait to return. The instructors were great and had fun with the kids. The class worked well together to solve problems. We will be back.

Kudos to all of you for providing such a great program that fills a need in this age group!


I just wanted to let you know that Jack came home from school today grinning from ear to ear. He received the highest Science EOG score in the entire 8th grade… I just thought you would enjoy this news since SMILE camp has played a huge part in his love of science. He has learned so much from camp and been able to apply it in his studies. Thanks for all that you do for our children.


Addison always has a blast and it was great that she was able to share it with a friend.


“Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate the way you all take care all the details about SMILE Camp. My wife and I are really impress for all the hard work that you all are doing! David already told us that this camp is the best from all the camps that he attended before in other institutions. This is his first one at NCSU and he already want to attend another one. Every day, after we pick him up, he is very excited and share with us all the experiments that he did and all the new information and knowledge that he has. David was very interested in science, but after this camp I am sure this is something that he is going to consider very seriously in his future.”


“Thank you so much for working with me.  I also wanted to take a minute to let you know how much my son, Matt, is/has been enjoying your program.  He comes home each day raving about the experiments and mentors, and even teaching me a little more about science!  I have talked with several other parents in his grade level about the program and everything that it offers, and they will also be looking into it for their kids next summer.  I truly appreciate the opportunity that you and your staff have given the kids – these are lifetime memories for all of them.  This will be an experience my son will NEVER forget.  We look forward to additional opportunities with SMILE in the future.”


“My daughter Rebecca has just completed a week of SMILE camp.  I am thrilled with your camp and wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your hard work.  She absolutely LOVED the camp.  She has gone thru her experiment journal from cover to cover and explained each experience.  Thank your for matching Natalie as her mentor.  Mentors are so important and Rebecca really admires Natalie.  This is an activity that Rebecca will remember for the rest of her life.  This was definitely time well spent and an investment in her future.   You have inspired her.”


You put on a top notch program for these youth and as a parent, I can honestly say it is money and time well spent! Thank you so much for all you do!!!


Ethan really enjoyed the entire week and is now bent on being an Engineer or Physicist.

Assistant Coach NCSU

We were thoroughly impressed with the camp.


“Best summer camp ever!” I was impressed by all the information that the kids shared during their presentation. They all seemed to be engaged and excited by the class. The kids all loved the mentors and seemed to work well with them. Your whole team was once again amazing and friendly! They are such a great, fun group. Thanks for creating such a wonderful program!


I wanted to let you know that Eliza LOVED camp yesterday!!!! I will be signing her up for more:)


SMILE Camp is AMAZING!! We are so grateful for everything you guys do to provide this Awesome experience to our daughter! We LoveSMILE Camp!