Summer Camp Guide

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1870 Farm Summer Camps

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. Overnight camps will be offered  in addition to day camps this year.


Students from around the country and the world have the opportunity to come together to live and learn in diverse groups while gaining hands-on experience with intriguing topics in science, technology, engineering, and math. Early Accelerator is for rising grades 5-6 and the Summer Accelerator residential programs are for rising grades 7-9 and 10-12.

Acting and Technical Theatre: Teen Intensive

Intensives will culminate in a short performance on stage at The Carolina Theatre. Programmed in collaboration with the Durham Arts Council and Bulldog Ensemble Theater.

American Dance Festival

Ten weeklong camp options include Pilobolus camp, summer dance intensives and a pre-professional dance intensive.

Art Adventures at the Ackland Art Museum

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.

ArtsCamp at The ArtsCenter

Small classes taught by professional artists with a focus on skill-building and creative expression. Offers both visual and performing arts camps every week of summer vacation, including hip-hop dance, painting techniques, cartooning and comics, ceramics, improv acting and more.


The camp day is divided into kid-friendly segments with plenty of time for play between structured activities. Mornings involve writing camps while afternoon camps are for art.

Ballet School of Chapel Hill

Offers a variety of classes, dance camps and workshops in creative arts, ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, hip-hop, musical theater and dance workshops for children with special needs.

Barriskill Dance Theatre School

Classes and dance camps/intensives in creative movement, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, conditioning, musical theater and more.

Blue Skies of Mapleview Horsemanship Camp

Campers learn balance, horse body language, equine massage, stretching and trail riding rules of the road. Teams catch, groom, tack up horses and focus on riding skills and horsemanship. Artistic activities aim to help campers understand horses. Pool time is also included.

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