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TRIO/ETS Summer Trips 2014

TRIO/ETS trips are provided through TRIO grant funds and private donors.  Activity fees and meals are provided at no cost to the student.

How do I sign up? Attend TRIO/ETS Open House Tuesday, April 29 OR Wednesday, April 30 between 3:30 and 7:00 pm.
All TRIO/ETS students are invited to come with a parent/guardian to CCC&TI's TRIO Center in the B-Annex to sign up for summer trips and talk with the TRIO/ETS staff.  Trip sign-ups take about 30 minutes.  Questions?  Call the TRIO/ETS office at 726-2727.

What are my trip options?  Figure out your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, so you'll be ready at Open House!
(We strive for everyone who attends Open House to be awarded at least 1 activity and 2 when possible.)

June 17               UNC- Chapel Hill/The Carolina Basketball Museum  7:30 AM- 8:30 PM Lunch and Supper provided
6th-11th graders may sign up to see the oldest public university in the nation and take steps back in Carolina basketball history.

June 18-19           Warren Wilson College        8:00 AM on June 18 until 4:30 PM on June 19
8th-11th graders may sign up for this 2 day, 1 night trip to visit unique Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. This trip is for those that LOVE the outdoors. The 2 day event will be full of outdoor fun, service-learning, college preparation workshops, and evening social activities.  Many thanks to Warren Wilson College Admissions for hosting our group each year!

June 24-25              TRIO/ETS Mini-College at Western Carolina University- a TRIO TRADITION!                8:00 AM on June 24 until 4:00 PM on June 25
6th graders may sign up to attend a mini-college experience at Western Carolina University.  Students and staff stay in dorms and attend classes and activities typical on a college campus.  TRIO Youth Leadership League participants will serve as mentors.   TRIO/ETS was awarded a Blue Ridge Electric Community Grant to help make this activity possible. 

July 8       Winston-Salem State University/ Airbound Trampoline Park        8:00 AM- 5:45 PM Bagged Lunch and snacks provided.   
6th-11th graders may sign up to come learn what makes WSSU a great public university and jump their way to success in rooms full of trampolines

July 10     Mystery Trip   8:00 AM- 6:15 PM        Lunch and snacks provided. 
6th-11th graders may sign up to attend.  Take a chance and see what surprise TRIO has for you!   Sure to be a great college and a fun activity!


If you are a 12th grader and feel any of the above trips would be helpful to you in your college enrollment process, please let your TRIO/ETS specialist know.

For information only:  July 14-16 TRIO Youth Leadership League to Wilmington
TYLL will visit UNC-Pembroke and UNC-Wilmington and enjoy historical, cultural, and recreational activities in Wilmington.  10th and 11th graders were selected after completing an application and an interview process.

As a result of the invitation extended to TRIO/ETS by a Caldwell County-based organization, TRIO/ETS is pleased to offer additional and extraordinary leadership opportunities for select TRIO/ETS students.  Please contact your TRIO/ETS specialist for further information.

Note:  Students who are on academic probation at the end of the school year or who fall below a 2.5 GPA requirement will not be allowed to participate in summer trips. (GPA will be calculated from 4 core areas:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Math

for middle school students, and 2nd semester final grades for high school students.)