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


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


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.


“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.”


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


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Wake Academy

…that you [Toby], Roger, Karen, and Natalie gave Holly such a great first SMILE Camp experience.

I can say with certainty that she loved it!She went right home and wanted to have the first 20 elements of the periodic table memorized by bedtime!


I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how wonderful Rachel is at conducting the camp. Both my kids think she is great…she truly makes the camp interesting, fun and exciting.


“This camp had exactly what I wanted for my daughter — the chance to do interesting experiments and really learn the science behind them.  The staff does a great job of linking everything the students do to the science that makes it possible.  She has learned more materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering here at SMILE than she has at school. We attend as often as we can!”


“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!


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


“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.”


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!


We were thoroughly impressed with the camp.


I cannot tell you how much the students LOVED having you come on Wednesday. Many parents contacted me that night or the next day to tell me that their son/daughter came home very excited about the day. One student told his mom that it was his favorite school day ever!


Molly said,“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.