Carowinds Grad Fest is a once-in-a-lifetime night-time celebration for High School Seniors, as Carowinds opens an exclusive night of celebration for High School Seniors! High School Seniors and their Chaperones will receive exclusive access to the Thrill Capital of the Southeast, Carowinds, for the night of Friday, May 16th, 2014!» View More
School & Youth Groups/Programs
Our Performance-in-the-Park program is an excellent opportunity to reward your youth performance group (band, choir, dance, cheer etc.) with a day in the spotlight at Carowinds! Your performers become the center of attention as they either march down the midways or perform on one of our outdoor stages, before thousands of spectators.» View More
Carowinds Festival of Music offers student music ensembles and their directors an opportunity to perform in one unique setting. Under the guidance of Winthrop University Director of Bands William F. Malambri, nationally known adjudicators & composers listen, evaluate and comment on your ensemble's performance.» View More
Carowinds is thrilled to present our Festival of Dance! Compete with Dancers from all over the region perform on a professional stage in front of a panel of distinguished judges. Groups can perform for comments only or as part of the competition.» View More
Carowinds is proud to introduce Show Time! – our exciting and energetic Show Choir Competition! Showcase Your Show Choir’s Talents and compete with other show choirs from schools across the region, all in the backdrop of the Thrill Capital of the Southeast! Each day’s competition will be followed by an Awards Ceremony.» View More
Carowinds is proud to announce a new and exciting Competition in 2014, our JROTC Cadet Corp Competition. Directors and their ensembles have the opportunity to perform and drill in the
unique on-site venues at Carowinds. Nationally known Military Drill Instructors will evaluate, judge and comment on your Cadets performance.!
Carowinds partners with Discovery Place, one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, to bring classroom learning to life inside the Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Students will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and interactive setting.» View More
Gain a greater understanding in the field of marketing and see how the Thrill Capital of the Southeast sells fun to consumers! This educational day program includes a special seminar by a respected Marketing Industry Professional and the unveiling of the Marketing Day Contest Winner (see contest details below).» View More
Carowinds is excited to host the first annual Youth Leadership conference presented by Stu Saunders –founder of the Youth Leadership Camps of Canada. In what will become an annual program
at Carowinds, we’re combining education with entertainment to develop leadership skills through this unique day of seminars, activities and of course FUN!
Broaden your students’ horizons in the field of Engineering and get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the creative and mechanical side of the Carowinds. This educational day program includes a special seminar by a respected Engineering Industry Professional and the unveiling of the Engineering Day Contest Winner (see contest details below).» View More
This academic adventure will allow young learners to see first-hand how these pre-historic creatures lived and interacted with our world. Young Learners will embark on an interactive adventure inside Dinosaurs Alive, then watch an exciting 3-D movie and engage in a question and answer session with a Paleontologist!» View More
Learn what it takes to run the business of FUN at the Thrill Capital of the Southeast! Your students will embark on an educational journey, as Key Representatives from Carowinds will hold a round table discussion to discuss the key areas of managing the exciting business of amusement parks.» View More