Summer Camp Descriptions

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2017!   Click here for Camp Calendar


 Rising K-9th Grades

 Campers are divided into smaller groups based on rising grade level. 

Weekly Day Sessions  June 12th – August 11th 2017

($240/week K-6)

($285/week 7-9)


Get to experience a variety of activities throughout the day and week at camp. Your camper’s day begins and ends with all-camp activities, energizers, songs and  free-play. During the day campers can enjoy Hiking on one of our many nature trails; Fishing using rods or nets from our lake; Sports ~ archery (3rd grade and above), soccer, canoeing, basketball, gaga ball, hockey, and many creative outdoor games that our counselors come up with; Art activities ~ pottery, woodworking, felting, or weaving and Pool Time ~ every week we have pool time – Campers (K-2) also receive swim lessons with our Red Cross trained Water  Safety Instructor, in addition to swim time for practice and play. Every week Fun Friday all camp events, Bible stories, and more!

* Sport and Art activities vary each week


Rising 4th – 9th 

July 10th – 14th

New this year! We are offering mini camps for your child. This is a specific camp that your child will register for. Join us as we dive into the world of the arts! Your camper can select one of our unique mini or best of camp. Mini Camps are only offered in the morning and spaces are limited. Your child must sign up for a  specific camp—Dance, Drama, or Art This camp is the best of everything any creative mind. At the end of the week there will be a show for all campers and families.

M.A.D.D. Camp (Mini Camps are offered from 8:30am-12:30pm)

Half Day (mini camp) : 8:30am-12:30pm  – $240 per child. This will include 1 snack


Full Day:  $340 The morning is dedicated to the mini camp that  your child has selected. Then your camper will continue their  day with our fun day activities. Lunch and 2 snacks are included. 


Marie Holder—dance

I attended my first dance lesson at the age of four and haven’t stopped dancing since. Though I’ve studied ballet for 18 years, I am most passionate about modern and contemporary dance. I fell in love with teaching dance during my studies at  Appalachian State University, where I taught swing dance during my senior year. I have been teaching the dance classes for MADD Week for the past three years and returning every summer is always a treat! During my classes campers will learn how to explore creative movement and improvisation as well as different dance styles such as hip hop, lyrical, Latin & modern.

Sarah Brown—art

I am the Visual Arts Teacher at Efland Cheeks Elementary and I LOVE ART and LOVE CAMP! I graduated from Western Carolina  University where I learned to love all types of art and nature. In my personal life I enjoy painting, drawing, and mixed media art. This summer is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to get to work and make a mess. We will be drawing, painting, creating art journals, sewing, pottery and much more!

Wayne Leonard—drama He has been actively involved in    community theater since 2005. He is an award winning director with more than a dozen credits for Orange Community Players, Studio 1 (Burlington), Alamance Children’s Theater, Gallery Players (Burlington), and Mebane Acting Company. In 2015, his production of Night at the Wax Museum with Alamance Children’s Theater was recognized as the “Notable Children’s Production (community or professional)” by the Piedmont Triad Theater Guide. He has twice been the recipient of the Gallery Players Pearl Award for Best   Director of a Play.  In the summer of 2017, he will the direct Annie for Orange Community Players. Mr. Leonard has also appeared on stage in more than two dozen productions with Gallery Players, Paramount Acting Company (Burlington), Studio 1, Snow Camp Outdoor Theater, and Orange Community Players. He originated the role of Robert Harrill in The Hermit of Fort Fisher with the Paramount Acting Company and is a recipient of the Pearl Award for Best Actor in a Non-Musical for his performance in the Gallery Players production of Life With   Father. Mr. Leonard has been employed by Orange County Schools since 1998. He currently teaches Drama at Cameron Park Elementary School in Hillsborough. He has led acting workshops and summer camps for Orange County Parks and Rec, Chapel Hill Parks and Rec, Studio 1 in  Burlington, and Pleasant Green United Methodist Church. Wayne Leonard is the host of Lights Up! – a radio show about community theater. Lights Up! airs every Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on WHUP-FM in Hillsborough. The broadcast is also streamed live and each program is archived for later review.




Rising 4th – 9th 

June 26th – 30th 




Your camper can enjoy a week away from home at one of our overnight  sessions. During Overnight Camp, campers will participate in normal Day-Camp sessions, and at night will play games, cook over the campfire, evening sports and songs around the campfire, participate in vespers and then off to bed to sleep in cabins, and even spend one evening sleeping under the stars.

Night Owl Overnight Camp

Rising 4th – 9th Graders

July 24th – 28th 



Do you like staying up late and sleeping in? Not a morning person? The unique schedule of this camp may be just what you are looking for. During Night Owl Camp our campers will experience all the fun of a traditional camping session in a whole new way. By staying up late and sleeping in each morning, campers will be able to explore the wonders of the natural world, its sights, creatures and sounds that often go unnoticed by day dwellers. Cookouts, sports, night hikes, evening paddles, swimming, stargazing and crafts will round out this special session. Guest speakers from other non-profit organizations will bring an extra special touch to this camp with some NC nocturnal animals.



The High School Crew 

Rising 10th Graders Only

Training Week option 1: June 12th – 16th

Training Week option 2: July 10th-14th


“The Crew” is a new camp for rising 10th graders. The goal is to learn about Camp from a different perspective by serving meals, cleaning dishes, and learning about the diverse jobs around Camp. Of course it is not all work and no play! Crew-members will also participate in day camp and overnight camp activities when applicable and assist the Program Director on activities for campers. The program is designed to complement the camper experience and prepare members to join the camp as counselors-in-training the following year. Crew members will also get to enjoy their own activities and off-site trips as part of this program. In addition all crew members will receive CPR training and have the opportunity to become lifeguard certified.(additional fee for lifeguard certification. camper must be 16 years old at time of certification.)Successful participants will come away from this program with valuable leadership skills that will serve them well at home, in school, and in their own community.

A completed application form and personal statement are required. This application is available on our website at Members are required to sign up for one mandatory week. There will be 2 choices for mandatory training: Week 1 or Week 5. Each of these weeks has 12 spaces. After completion of a mandatory week the Program Director will meet with each crew member to determine eligibility to serve as a volunteer during the summer camp season. Completion of the mandatory training week does not guarantee placement as a volunteer during the summer camp season. If selected there is no fee for the program.

$360 for the week ~ Week includes CPR training. This certification is valid for 2 years. 



What you can expect:

  • Daily Kitchen Duty: Assist in preparation of lunch and snack; serve lunch to campers and staff; clean-up dishes and kitchen. Meet with Summer Kitchen staff to understand the operation of running a summer camp kitchen from ordering food determining menus and best practices for serving and clean up.
  • CPR training
  • Site maintenance: Assist Site Manager in daily maintenance of camp and to understand best practices for site maintenance during a busy camp season.
  • Plan and implement all camp Friday events to include Friday vespers.
  • Facilitate camp energizers and camp songs.
  • Partner with camp Team Leader on creating age appropriate daily activities for campers.
  • Partner with the Program Director to coordinate a community project outside of camp. As a group participate in this assignment and meet as a group to discuss project.
  • Crew members selected will be volunteering for one or more weeks during the summer camp season. We encourage a crew member to sign up for an overnight camp to receive additional training. This is not mandatory. The additional cost for overnight training is $100.