Summer Camp Guide
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 now available.
Ages: Half-day: 3.5–5; Full-day: 5–13; CIT Program: 14–15
Dates: Weekly, June 14-Aug. 13
Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s collection followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures using newly learned art-making techniques.
Dates: May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 4; morning and afternoon sessions
Price: Pay-what-you-wish. Registration required at ackland.org
Small classes taught by professional artists with a focus on skill-building and creative expression. Offers both visual and performing arts camps, including hip-hop dance, painting techniques, cartooning and comics, ceramics, improv acting and more. On-site, online and hybrid camps will be offered this summer.
Grades: Rising grades K-12
Dates: June 14-Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Price: $175/week, half-day camps; $350/week, full-day camps. Member discounts available.
Weeklong Painting Workshops (M-F), 9:30-12:00
Artist and ArtzHub Founder Kim Murdock will guide older kids, tweens and teens one-step-at-a-time through the process of painting in acrylic paint on canvas, virtually on zoom. We’ll do 5 paintings in 5 days! Monday – Thursday will offer a unique painting for each season and on Fridays we’ll paint a cute “mystery” animal, which will be one of the following: sloth, llama, narwhal, elephant, peacock. Each week offers all new painting opportunities. Art supplies are included and will be delivered to your doorstep.
Ages 10 and up
Dates June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23
Price $199 per participant – includes all art supplies (Min 4, Max 10)
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.
Dates: June 14-Aug. 21; frequency and times vary
Price: Varies. Call or visit website.
Classes and dance camps/intensives in creative movement, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, conditioning, musical theater and more. Visit website for COVID-19 protocols.
Dates: June 7-Aug. 13; half-day, three-quarter-day and full-day camps available, as well as weekly classes.
Price: Call or visit website.
Empowers kids with the culinary skills and knowledge to make healthy and nourishing choices in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation.
C’est si Bon! rests on 3 acres with a working garden of seasonal herbs and vegetables. Laying hens and playful goats. Programs are nationally recognized with a decidedly ‘in-the-french-countryside’ ambiance and philosophy.
Ages: day camps 8-14, travel programs 13-17 and adults
Dates: June 14-Aug. 20
Traditional summer day camp on 100 acres of beautiful land 20 minutes outside of Durham. Camp has been open for 50 years and offers activities such as swimming, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature, athletics, tennis and golf. Transportation is provided. Camp Riverlea provides a structured program where children can continue to develop as fully self-actualizing people while learning and perfecting new skills, broadening their range of personal experiences and learning how to live more effectively in their world.
Dates: Session 1: June 14-July 2; Session 2: July 5-16; Session 3: July 19-Aug. 6
Price: Varies per session