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Carowinds Youth Programs

It's Not Just About The Fun!

But don't tell the kids.

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704.588.2600

Monday - Friday

9AM - 5PM

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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 JROTC Drill Corps Competition

JROTC Cadet Corps

October 7th

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 Cheer and Dance Nationals

Cheer & Dance Nationals

May 7th

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

2018 Dates Coming Soon

Carowinds Festival of Music offers student music ensembles and their directors an opportunity to perform in our unique setting as nationally known adjudicators & composers listen, evaluate and comment on your ensemble's performance.

Carowinds Student and Youth Performance in the Park

Performance in the Park

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Reward the hard work of your marching band or performance group with a unique performing opportunity AND a day of rip-roaring fun at Carowinds! Our Performance in the Park program is a superb chance for your students to share their talents in an exciting, yet relaxing environment with thousands of spectators.

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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.

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Carowinds Student and Youth Education Days

Education Days

Select Dates March - June

Classroom lessons come to life in our "Outdoor classroom" where content and on-site student activities are provided to eager learners by Charlotte-based Atomz Lab. 

Carowinds Student and Youth Marketing Day

Marketing Day

April 21st

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 5th

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 28th

Leading to Change!, one of the nation's most exciting youth training teams, will engage 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 Culinary Day

Culinary Day

May 11th

Share an hour with Carowinds Executive Chef, Kris Siuta, and his culinary team. Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to create new menu items, manage special events like Taste of the Carolinas and oversee more than 20 food locations throughout the park.

Carowinds Student and Youth Career Day

Career Day

April 6th

Share an hour with Carowinds Executive Chef, Kris Siuta, and his culinary team. Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to create new menu items, manage special events like Taste of the Carolinas and oversee more than 20 food locations throughout the park.

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Need A Full Guide to the Fun?

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