Chapel Hill Magazine January/February 2022

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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE There’s a camp in the Triangle for every kid’s interest from sports and science to art and engineering AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 721 Broad St., Durham 919-797-2871;

BOUNCING BULLDOGS JUMP ROPE CAMP 101 S. White Oak Dr., Durham 919-493-7992;

American Dance Festival’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios hosts a variety of camps taught by expert faculty to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of dance. Ages 6-17 Dates Weekly in June and July. Visit website for details. Price Varies by camp. Visit website for details.

Jump rope skills designed for beginners to advanced participants, some of whom are seven-time national champions and 12time world champions. Ages 5-18 Dates Visit website. Price $45/day; $225/week

ART ADVENTURES AT THE ACKLAND ART MUSEUM 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill 919-966-5736; The sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Registration required, sign up online. Ages 6-9 Dates May 14, June 11, July 19, Aug. 13; two sessions at 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m. Price Free for museum members, $5 per session for nonmembers. BALLET SCHOOL OF CHAPEL HILL 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-942-1339; Offers a variety of classes, dance camps and workshops in creative arts, ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, hip-hop, musical theater and DanceAbilities, a workshop for children with special needs. Ages 3-17 Dates June 13-Aug. 13; frequency and times vary. Price Varies. Call or visit website. BARRISKILL DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL 3642 Shannon Rd., Durham 919-489-5100;; Classes and dance camps/intensives in creative movement, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, conditioning, musical theater and more. Ages 3-18 Dates June 13-Aug. 12; half-day, 3/4-day and full-day camps available, as well as weekly classes. Price Call or visit website.


CAROLINA TIGER RESCUE 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro 919-542-4684, ext. 3006; Learn in-depth information regarding the animals while getting to observe them and play games to learn about specific adaptations of the cats, complete art projects and make enriching toys for the animals. Campers watch the keepers feed and learn about vet procedures and what it takes to care for about 50 carnivores every day. Grades Third through 12th Dates June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 (rising 3rd-5th grade); July 11-15, 18-22 (rising middle schoolers); July 25-27 (rising 9th-12th grade) Price $300, elementary and middle school camps; $150 for high school camp; before and aftercare available for additional cost. CAMP RIVERLEA 8302 S. Lowell Rd., Bahama 210-908-7629 (winter); 919-477-8739 (summer); Provides high-quality outdoor and art programs that emphasize personal growth, learning new skills, positive interpersonal relationships and appreciation for the natural world. Ages 5-12 Dates Session 1: June 13-July 1; Session 2: July 4-15; Session 3: July 18-Aug. 5. Open house June 11, 1-4:30 p.m. Price Sessions 1 and 3: $1,230; Session 2: $820 CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL 4809 Friends School Rd., Durham 919-383-6602, ext. 263; Weekly courses in subject areas such as leadership, theater, outdoor adventures, cooking, weaving, sports, Legos, comic design, Minecraft, fashion design, “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more.

January/February 2022

Ages 4-18 Dates June 20-Aug. 19; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended care available from 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Price $320-$350/week CHAPEL HILL TENNIS CLUB 403 Westbrook Dr., Carrboro 919-929-5248; Tennis instruction for beginners to advanced players, plus swimming and other sports in a fun and positive environment; advanced tennis camp available for tournament players. Ages 5-15 Dates Call or visit website. Price Call or visit website. CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham 919-354-8000; STEM-focused camp. Ages Check website for more information. Dates June 6-July 15; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; early drop-off available Price Check website for more information. DPAC – NEXT STOP BROADWAY 123 Vivian St., Durham 919-680-2787; A weeklong performing arts program of classes, workshops and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. Participants learn songs and choreography and create their own presentations based on shows in the upcoming DPAC season and other hit musicals. Ages 10-17 Dates July 11-15 Price Call or visit website. Registration starts early 2022. DRAWING FOR TWEENS AT THE ACKLAND ART MUSEUM 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill 919-966-5736; Tweens look at selected works in the galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original work is offered each session. Materials provided. Ages 10-13 Dates May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13; one session at 10:30 a.m.-noon Price Museum members, free; $5 per session for nonmembers. Registration required. 

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