CFMG Summer Programs
We regret to inform you that our week-long summer camps, including Radical Reactions, TechTinkers, Drone Adventures, and Maker's Design Lab, have been cancelled due to low registration numbers. However, don't worry, we have an exciting alternative plan in store for you!
Throughout the summer, we will be hosting a variety of one-day workshops that are jam-packed with fun and educational activities. Stay tuned for the upcoming details, as we're preparing a lineup of exciting topics and experiences.
Thank you for your understanding, and get ready for an action-packed summer of learning and creativity!
Meet Our Camp Leaders
Gabriella de Souza
Biology Professor & Technology Teacher
Gabriella de Souza is an experienced and passionate STEM educator with a strong background in biology and environmental science. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Environmental Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), and her Master of Science in Biology from the same institution, where she focused on cacao agroforestry in Southern Belize. Currently teaching high school Biology and Technology courses at Cape Fear Academy and working as a part-time adjunct faculty instructor at UNCW, Gabriella is committed to sharing her love of science and technology with her students. As a dedicated volunteer and community leader, she founded the nonprofit organization Friends of Wilmington Skateparks and has held leadership roles on several advisory councils and boards. Gabriella is excited to lead several STEM summer camps, where she will inspire and engage young minds in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Rainie Lindenschmidt is a dynamic and enthusiastic STEM educator who is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. As a Master of Science in Chemistry graduate student from UNC Wilmington, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in analytical spectroscopy research. Rainie has completed one year of the NC State University Chemistry Ph.D. program, which has given her valuable insights into the latest developments in STEM education. As the leader of several STEM summer camps, Rainie will provide young students with hands-on experiences that will stimulate their curiosity and encourage them to explore new concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Summer Program Policies
Summer Program Safety Information
At Cape Fear Makers Guild, we prioritize the health and safety of your child while they are under our care. We take measures to ensure that your child is in a secure environment from drop-off to pick-up. Our instructors are carefully selected and have undergone background checks, while our facility is equipped with a robust security system.
To ensure the safety of everyone, all campers and families are required to adhere to the health and safety guidelines set by Cape Fear Makers Guild for our summer programs. Rest assured that we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for your child.
By signing up for any of our camps, you acknowledge and understand that there are inherent risks associated with participating in hands-on activities and the use of equipment and tools. Cape Fear Makers Guild, its instructors, and volunteers will take reasonable precautions to minimize such risks, but cannot guarantee that accidents, injuries, or damages will not occur. As such, Cape Fear Makers Guild, its instructors, and volunteers shall not be held liable for any accidents, injuries, or damages that may occur during the camp. It is the responsibility of the participant and their parent/guardian to follow all safety guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by Cape Fear Makers Guild.
Code of Conduct
We expect all participants to behave in a respectful and responsible manner. Participants are expected to follow instructions, respect the rights of others, and use equipment safely and responsibly. Bullying or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated, and may result in removal from camp without refund.
The safety of our participants is our top priority. We have established safety guidelines that cover topics such as fire safety, first aid, and emergency procedures. Participants are required to follow these guidelines at all times.
Health and Wellness
Participants should arrive at camp in good health, and should not attend camp if they have a contagious illness. We ask that participants inform us of any health concerns or medical conditions prior to the start of camp. Our instructors and volunteers are trained to administer basic first aid and CPR in case of an emergency.
Equipment and Materials
Participants are responsible for any equipment or materials that are assigned to them during camp. Any lost or damaged equipment or materials may result in a replacement fee.
Refunds and Participant Cancellations
For a full refund, registrations must be canceled for each enrolled camper two weeks prior to the first day of camp. If a participant decides to cancel after the two week period, a $30 processing fee will be kept by Cape Fear Makers Guild, and the remaining balance will be refunded.
Cape Fear Makers Guild reserves the right to cancel any camp due to insufficient enrollment.
All campers will be notified of any cancellation two weeks prior to the start of the program.
In the event of a Cape Fear Makers Guild camp cancellation, ALL payments will be refunded in full, including the $30 processing fee.
Rain or Shine Policy
All camps will be held rain or shine.
Drop-off and Pick-up
Participants must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian each day. Any person who is not authorized to pick up a participant must provide written consent from the parent or guardian. We reserve the right to refuse release of a participant to anyone who does not have proper authorization.