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Carowinds Student & Youth Programs
Carowinds Student & Youth Programs

It's Not Just About The Fun!

But don't tell the kids.

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9AM - 5PM

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Performances and Competitions

Carowinds offers all kinds of opportunities for young bands, teams and organizations to shine.

WinterFest Group Sales

WinterFest is the perfect place to host your group holiday celebration! From catered holiday events to ticket stocking stuffers for employees, Carowinds offers fantastic wintertime fun for groups of all sizes.

Carowinds Student and Youth Cheer and Dance Nationals

Cheer & Dance Nationals

2018 Information Coming Soon

MCDA takes the cheerleading competition and sets it into a Family Theme Park to provide fun and excitement, not only for the cheerleaders, but for family and friends. One of MCDA’s top goals is to showcase the talent of America’s cheerleaders and dancers for their fans. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Festival of Music

Festival of Music

Select dates from March - June


This much-anticipated event provides middle and high school bands & orchestras, and elementary, middle and high school choral groups a memorable performance experience. Directors and their ensembles can showcase their skills in Carowinds’ unique venues and be critiqued by nationally known adjudicators. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Performance in the Park

Performance in the Park

Select Nights November - December

Be a part of the tradition! Come Perform at Carowind’s Winterfest! We have opportunities for your choir, band, orchestra or dance group to perform at our new immersive holiday experience!


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Student and Youth Group Events

Fun Is Now In Session! From student learning and leading to celebrating and having fun, Carowinds offers fun and affordable events that will thrill Student and Youth Groups of all sizes and varieties.

Carowinds Student and Youth Field Trips

One Day Visit & Field Trips

Pick A Day

Whether you're looking to plan a field trip, senior class trip, end-of-year celebration, church youth group retreat or just want to take your youth group some place memorable, Carowinds is the perfect destination for a day full of fun. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Girl Scout Day

Girl Scout Day

October 21st

Mark your calendars, Carowinds will be hosting its annual Girl Scout Day and has partnered with Carolina Peaks to Piedmont and Hornet's Nest to provide exciting opportunities for troops.

Carowinds Student and Youth Education Days

Education Days

Select Dates April - June

With rides that go up, down and every-which-way, Carowinds is the ultimate venue for a strong understanding of the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At Education Days, students experience hands-on lessons that link directly to physics of the rides.

Carowinds Student and Youth Marketing Day

Marketing Day

April 20th

Students can see real-world marketing in action as they learn how the Thrill Capital of the Southeast sells fun to consumers. This education-packed day includes a special seminar by Carowinds’ Marketing team.

Carowinds Student and Youth Engineering Day

Engineering Day

May 4th

Bring the Engineering classroom outdoors and learn about the in and outs of how roller coasters really work and the role that math, physics and science play in every inch of track. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Leadership Day

Leadership Day

April 27th

Facilitated by Leading to Change!, one of the nation’s most exciting youth training teams, this engages tomorrow’s leaders by building on their existing leadership, public speaking, communication, and decision-making skills. This event will be ACTION and SKILL ORIENTED – definitely not to be missed.

Carowinds Student and Youth Career Day

Career Day

May 18th

Learn of the many careers that it takes to run the business of fun where the Carolinas come together! Your students will embark on an educational journey as an HR Department Representative will give a brief overview of the best practices for interviews and what Carowinds looks for in prospective employees. Then, participate in round table discussions with managers of different departments to get a better sense of how all careers have a place in the theme park environment.

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Need A Full Guide to the Fun?

The 2017 Youth Program Guide has all the details in one place.