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POWER LOGOThe ECU/PCS AIG camp is an annual summer camp for Pitt County AIG students.  This camp began in 2005 and has grown each year. We will host 120 gifted students this summer. Along with PCS master teachers, ECU faculty and students will offer a week of rigorous enrichment for your child.

This summer's curriculum theme is POWER. Whether the students are learning about wind power, media's impact on body image, poetry, solar energy, creating documentaries or other exciting topics they will investigate numerous aspects of odyssey in our world. Following an opening morning session, students will participate in odyssey-themed sessions. Students will be able to select topics that match their interests and all topics will include hands-on activities and interactive use of technology. Snacks will be served daily.

Camp Location

Ridgewood Elementary School
3601 South Bend Dr
Winterville, NC 28590
School website:
School phone number: (252) 355-7879

Directions to Ridgewood

From Memorial Blvd. heading toward Ayden, turn right on Thomas Langston beside Pizza Inn.  One mile from Lowes and Home Depot, turn right on South Bend Road at the entrance to Langston West.  Ridgewood is at the end of South Bend.

Comments from Past Participants

  • "The first morning, Melissa wasn't sure if she wanted to get up early each day to attend. After the 1st day at camp she was excited and couldn't wait till the next day's activities."-Parent comment
  • "It challenged him in new ways to keep him interested. It was very positive for him and motivating. The topics were interesting and to be able to see the outcome was wonderful. Thank you."-Parent comment
  • "I liked the ECU buddies, cool topics, snack, and opening session."-Participant comment
  • "I liked being able to choose my own classes and participate in hands on activities."-Participant comment
  • "I liked all the computers and other technology we were able to use during camp."-Participant comment

For More Information

For more information about camp, please visit

For questions about the registration process, please contact Camp Director Carmen Webb at or call 252-328-4945 for more information.


“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty

On: 06 Oct 2016 16:00
On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →

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Amanda Blakely named first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year

On: 06 Oct 2016 12:46
Amanda Blakely, 2016 ECU Graduate in Birth-Kindergarten, was named the first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year by North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NC-ACTE) at their Fall forum on September 21 in Raleigh, NC. The NC-ACTE is the organization that unites teacher educators in both public and private colleges and universities, staff and faculty in state created initiatives and consortia, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, according to their website. Each member institution in good standing may nominate one candidate for Continue reading →

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ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

On: 19 Sep 2016 17:23
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →

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Co-Planning and Co-Teaching: Coast to coast

On: 15 Sep 2016 13:24
Dr. Charity Cayton and Dr. Maureen Grady spent much of their summer co-planning and co-teaching from the East Coast to the West Coast. They began in Atlanta, GA in June, where they presented six co-planning strategies at the Annual Conference for the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership ( These strategies were developed at East Carolina University in conjunction with two other Mathematics Education colleagues, Dr. Ron Preston and Dr. Rose Sinicrope. In July, their travels then took them to the University of South Florida in Tampa Continue reading →

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2016 Degree Ranking –

ECU education degree programs ranked in top 20

On: 01 Sep 2016 15:14
East Carolina University did extremely well in’s ranking of education degree programs, and have achieved top 20 status twice: 15th best Educational Leadership degree program in the U.S. of over 560 qualifying colleges. The Top 20 can be viewed here – 10th best Elementary Education degree program in the U.S. of over 780 colleges. Here are the Top 20 –’s mission is to inform, empower, and encourage aspiring, new, and veteran teachers.

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