Mia has been raving about the experiments all week and has had an incredible experience with the counselors and other camp attendees. The shining moment was this morning when she asked for some advanced math books. She said she was impressed by the math skills of the other attendees and wanted to improve her own math skills. As a parent it’s great to see a camp that can leave a child so inspired. Well done.


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


If your goal was to make science fun and enjoyable to learn, your mission was accomplished. The results are tangible, at least when it comes to Sami. I think she may be hooked!


My daughter did the Early Elementary camp this past Sat and loved it?? thank you!!!


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


“Julie had many wonderful experiences at camp this week! Each day, she came home eager to tell us about something new that she had accomplished or some new piece of information she had learned. We love SMILE camp and plan to attend many more. Julie’s younger sister, Lydia, will be attending Engineering Challenges… After attending the presentations with me today, Lydia is very excited about her upcoming week at camp, as well. Thank you for offering this camp! We love it!


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.


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


“Just to let you know that both of my kids Ian and Alex came back home from camp saying they wanted to study Materials Science when they went to College. I think that says a lot about the great job you and your team are doing to motivate our kids.”


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.


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!!!


Wake Academy is currently serving 21 students and we couldn’t do it without your kindness and support.


Staff & Students
Wake Academy

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

Assistant Coach NCSU

We have recommended SMILE camp to several other families, and will continue to pass along information to others. Thanks for all you do!


“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.”


Lillie is LOVING rocketry camp & can’t wait for 3D printing. Again, thanks
for this incredible program. She is getting so much out of it. I call it
“plearning”. Play-learning. Love it!