Frequently Asked Questions about Carolina Way Camp

What do I need to bring to camp?

Cabin Needs:

Bedding - Sleeping bag or Set of Sheets/Blanket (our cabins have twin-sized bunk beds)


Shower Shoes


Shower Towel


Comfortable clothing for four days

Sports Jersey (any sport)

Athletic Shoes

Sandals (flip flops, Chacos, etc.)

Rain coat

Pool/Lake Towel


Light Jacket (buildings are cold, y’all)

Recommended Items:

Water Bottle





Optional Items:


Fun camp items (face paint, glitter, bubbles, etc.)

Spike ball, frisbee, football, soccer ball, etc.

Playing cards

What NOT to Bring:




Vape pens or any other smoking devices. Smoking is prohibited at Camp Thunderbird.

Laptops, iPads and any tablets

Where do I park for lunch on August 15th?

Parking at the NC Study Center will be unavailable due to our limited capacity. Here are a few nearby options:

Morehead Planetarium Lot is open for visitor parking. 250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Rosemary/Columbia Lot 100 E Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Wallace Parking Deck 150 E Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Rams Head Lot on Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Franklin St. Meter parking on the road

Country Club Meters on Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Arrival Process

For both UNC Housing and Granville Towers, you can begin moving into your dorm by 9 AM on Wednesday, August 15th. You are welcome to move in anytime between 9 AM and 12 PM. You will receive your room keys when you check-in in the lobby of your dorm. For Granville Residents, you will check in the West Tower Lobby.

We only ask that you be at the NC Study Center by Noon for our Carolina Way Camp Lunch before students head to camp. The NC Study Center is located at 203 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Is it possible to move into my dorm on August 15th?

Yes! Both on-campus housing and Granville Towers will allow our campers to move in starting the morning of August 15th. We have sent student's names & PIDs to UNC Housing and Granville Towers so their staff is prepared for your arrival.

Where is CWC located?

While based out of the North Carolina Study Center, in Chapel Hill, NC, our 2018 camp will be held at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Students will ride charter buses to and from the camp.

What if I have allergies, disabilities, or medical concerns?

Camp Thunderbird does not serve products that contain peanuts or tree nuts. They can also assist with all other allergy, disability, and medical concerns if notified prior to arrival. Most commonly, they are able to provide gluten-free and vegetarian options if given notice. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests regarding this.

Are needs-based scholarships available?

Yes! If you would like to apply for a needs-based scholarship for camp, please email Nick Greene, the Carolina Way Camp Coordinator, at