summer camp guide
There’s a camp in our area for almost every kid’s interest, from sports and science to arts and engineering
1870 FARM 1224 Old Lystra Rd., Chapel Hill 919-590-4120; 1870farm.com Award-winning program set on 17 acres that incorporates animal care, outdoor games and play, fishing, crafts and farm entrepreneurship in addition to chicken races, gem mining, gardening, hayrides, cooking, fort making, outdoor survival and more. Ages Half-day: 3.5–5; Full-day: 5–13; CIT Program: 14–15 Dates Weekly, June 17–Aug. 23 Price Call or visit website. AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 721 Broad St., Durham 919-684-6402; americandancefestival.org Ten weeklong camp options include Pilobolus camp, summer dance intensives and a preprofessional dance intensive. Ages 6–17 Dates Weekly, June 10–July 26 Price Varies by camp. Visit website. ARTSCAMP AT THE ARTSCENTER 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro 919-929-2787; artscenterlive.org Small classes taught by professional artists with a focus on skill-building and creative expression are the hallmarks of these camps. They offer both visual and performing arts camps every week of summer vacation, including hip-hop dance, painting techniques, cartooning & comics, ceramics, improv acting and more. Ages Rising grades K–12 Dates June 17–Aug. 23, 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m. or 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; extended care 7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m. Price $165/week half-day camps, $330/week full-day camps. Member discounts available. BALLET SCHOOL OF CHAPEL HILL 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-942-1339; balletschoolofchapelhill.com Offers a variety of classes, dance camps and workshops in creative arts, ballet, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, hip-hop, musical theater and fencing. Ages 3–17 Dates June 10–Aug. 17; frequency & times vary Price Varies. Call or visit website.
BARRISKILL DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL 3642 Shannon Rd., Durham 919-489-5100; barriskilldance.com Classes and dance camps/intensives in creative movement, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, conditioning, musical theater and more. Ages 3–18 Dates June 10–Aug. 16; half-day, ¾-day and full-day camps available Price Call or visit website. BOUNCING BULLDOGS JUMP ROPE CAMP 101 S. White Oak Dr., Chapel Hill 919-493-7992; bouncingbulldogs.org Jump rope basics and skills, designed for beginners to advanced participants, with the seven-time National Champions and 11-time World Champions. Ages 5–17 Dates Visit website; 8 a.m.–noon Price $45/day; $225/week
CAMP MARBLES 201 E. Hargett St., downtown Raleigh 919-857-1040; marbleskidsmuseum.org/summer-camp Themes for camps vary week to week and among different age groups, but some topics include art, cooking, world travel, space, under the sea, science and engineering. Mid-summer celebrations are held the week of July 1-5 with water, sand, sun and fun. (No camp is held July 4.) Ages 3-12 Dates June 10–Aug. 30 (specific dates and activities vary by age group); Morning camp: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Afternoon camp: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Before care, 8 – 9 a.m., and after care, 5 – 6 p.m., available) Price Half-day: $150 – member; $160 – nonmember; full-day: $300 – member; $320 – nonmember; extended care: $30 per type; $30/ session materials fee for cook camps
CAMELOT ACADEMY EDU-VENTURES 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; camelotacademy.org Adventure-themed weeks (e.g. robotics, homesteading, aviation and more!) with field trips, projects and daily classroom literature, writing and math connections. “Learning lifted off the page!” Ages 6–12 Dates June 10–Aug. 2, full or half days Price Call or visit website.
CAMP SENECA 2089 Lamont Norwood Rd., Pittsboro 919-918-1080; oldschoolatfancygap.com Old-fashioned camp fun with archery, pottery, crafts and active play on a 12-acre campus. Ages 3 – 5 for preschooler camp and 5 – 10 for school-age children. Dates June 10-14 and June 17-21. (Two sessions.) Price $300. Spaces limited – registration deadline is March 1.
CAMELOT ACADEMY SUMMER EXPLORATIONS 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; camelotacademy.org Hands-on experiential learning activities like “Design & Build,” agriscience, outdoor cooking & camping, filmmaking, arts & nature and more! Opportunity to earn high school credit. Ages 5–18 Dates Weekly, June 10–Aug. 2, full or half days Price Call or visit website.
CAMP RIVERLEA 8302 S. Lowell Rd., Bahama 770-633-7698 (winter); 919-477-8739 (summer); campriverlea.com Provides high-quality outdoors and arts programs that emphasize personal growth, learning new skills, positive interpersonal relationships and appreciation for the natural world. Ages 5–12 Dates Session 1: June 17–July 5, Session 2: July 8–19, Session 3: July 22–Aug. 9. Open house June 15, 1-4:30 p.m. Price Sessions 1 and 3: $1,085, Session 2: $725
CAMELOT ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; camelotacademy.org Two-week sessions offering remediation or enrichment in math and/or language arts. Ages Grades 4–12 Dates Two-week sessions, June 10–Aug. 2, full or half days Price Call or visit website.
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