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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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Performances and Competitions

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

Carowinds Student and Youth Festival of Music

Festival of Music

Select dates from March - June

Our Festival of Music provides band, orchestra, and choral students a performance experience unlike any other, where directors and their ensembles have a special opportunity to perform and play in our unique on-site venues at Carowinds!

Carowinds Student and Youth JROTC Drill Corps Competition

JROTC Cadet Corps

May 5th

Offering a competitive performance experience like no other, this event allows Cadet Corps and their directors to display their skills in our on-site venues and be evaluated, judged and critiqued by nationally known military drill instructors. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Performance in the Park

Performance in the Park

Any Public Operating Day, Subject To Availability

Be a part of the tradition! Come perform at Carowinds! We have opportunities for your choir, band, orchestra or dance group to perform at the park in front of thousands of people year round! We have unique performances for Winterfest coming up as well! Ask us for details!

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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 Education Days

Education Days

Select Dates April - May and June 1st

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 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 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 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.

Carowinds Student and Youth Girl Scout Day

Girl Scout Day

October 20th

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.