Court Camp is an educational program offered each summer for children ages 14-18 who are interested in learning more about the law and the North Carolina Judicial System and who are possibly considering a career in law. The week-long camps take place at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.
Participants of Court Camp learn about the North Carolina Judicial System, meet Judges, Clerks, Deputy Sheriffs, Attorneys, Court Reporters, Interpreters, and other court personnel, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, take tours of the Mecklenburg County Jail, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Lab, The Charlotte School of Law, and a large law firm. Participants will also observe live criminal and civil trials and participate in a mock crime scene and mock trial. The curriculum includes guest speakers, classroom lecture, videos, field trips, and hands-on activities. A graduation ceremony is held on the last day of the camp at which parents are invited to attend. Participants are supervised by an adult at all times during Court Camp.