Summer Camp 2018

Week-Long, Half and Full Day Camps For Ages 5-11

 


New For 2018!

All summer camps will take place at Christ Church in Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 

Conveniently located in Southern Village, just five minutes south of Chapel Hill off 15-501, this location offers easy parking, ample bathrooms, water fountains, spacious classrooms and a lovely playground. 

Field trips are included on book creation weeks. Details below. 


Camp Weeks

 June 11-15

  My Book About Lemurs/ 9:00-4:00/ Art and Writing Camp   Cover to cover, campers this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about lemurs. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily lemur illustrations and writing genres.  Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever.    This camp includes a field trip to the Duke Lemur Center for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.   This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00. M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.

My Book About Lemurs/ 9:00-4:00/ Art and Writing Camp

Cover to cover, campers this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about lemurs. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily lemur illustrations and writing genres.  Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever.  

This camp includes a field trip to the Duke Lemur Center for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.

This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00. M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.


June 25 - 29

  My Book About Horses/ 9:00-4:00/ Art and Writing Camp   Cover to cover, campers during this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about horses and their farm friends. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily horse illustrations and writing genres. Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever.   This camp includes a field trip to the Ride The Sky Stables for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.   This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00, M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.

My Book About Horses/ 9:00-4:00/ Art and Writing Camp

Cover to cover, campers during this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about horses and their farm friends. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily horse illustrations and writing genres. Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever. 

This camp includes a field trip to the Ride The Sky Stables for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.

This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00, M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.


July 2 - 6

  Poetry/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   Campers will discover energetic elements of poetry while admiring the majestic beauty across the states to complete a poetry portfolio.   America The Beautiful/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   Campers this week will learn about our country’s landmarks, from sea to shining sea. From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, we’ll explore the many wonders of our nation, both natural and man-made.    Wednesday, July 4th  - We  will  have camp on this date.  However, if your child cannot attend, we will gladly issue a credit for one day, to be used by December 31, 2018.

Poetry/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

Campers will discover energetic elements of poetry while admiring the majestic beauty across the states to complete a poetry portfolio.

America The Beautiful/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

Campers this week will learn about our country’s landmarks, from sea to shining sea. From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, we’ll explore the many wonders of our nation, both natural and man-made. 

Wednesday, July 4th - We will have camp on this date.  However, if your child cannot attend, we will gladly issue a credit for one day, to be used by December 31, 2018.


July 9 - 13

  Spanish! Around The Town/ 9:00-12:30 Language Camp   This Spanish camp is designed for beginners and veterans alike.  All instruction will be in Spanish and presented in such a visual way that any camper can follow along!  Experienced speakers are welcome to respond and help beginners in Spanish, as well.  This particular week will focus on city shops and stops using songs, games and painting projects.   I Love Chapel Hill/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   Whether you are new to this area or an old school Tar Heel, this week is sure to delight campers with fun arts and crafts dedicated to the “southern part of heaven”! We’ll examine what makes Chapel Hill a great place for us all. 

Spanish! Around The Town/ 9:00-12:30 Language Camp

This Spanish camp is designed for beginners and veterans alike.  All instruction will be in Spanish and presented in such a visual way that any camper can follow along!  Experienced speakers are welcome to respond and help beginners in Spanish, as well.  This particular week will focus on city shops and stops using songs, games and painting projects.

I Love Chapel Hill/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

Whether you are new to this area or an old school Tar Heel, this week is sure to delight campers with fun arts and crafts dedicated to the “southern part of heaven”! We’ll examine what makes Chapel Hill a great place for us all. 


July 16 - 20

  Fantasy/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   Stemming from the much loved Harry Potter series, imaginative campers will thrive in this week’s writing camp where magic abounds and their strangest, silliest ideas can come to life!   Muggle Struggle/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   Harry Potter fans will love this camp week! Arts and crafts projects will lead campers deep into the beloved, magical world created by J.K. Rowling. We’ll span the spectrum of favorite characters, places and things while stirring up a bit of bubbling creativity! 

Fantasy/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

Stemming from the much loved Harry Potter series, imaginative campers will thrive in this week’s writing camp where magic abounds and their strangest, silliest ideas can come to life!

Muggle Struggle/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

Harry Potter fans will love this camp week! Arts and crafts projects will lead campers deep into the beloved, magical world created by J.K. Rowling. We’ll span the spectrum of favorite characters, places and things while stirring up a bit of bubbling creativity! 


July 23 - 27

  Fairy Tales/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   Campers will have a chance to create their own fairy tales and write twists to ones they already know.  And beware, these mystical characters like to write too and may have a word or two for you readers!   Medieval Adventure/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   We’re taking a step back in time this week, waaaaaay back, to Medieval times! Camper imaginations will catapult into the fabled realm of mysterious castles, noble knights, brave princesses as well as unicorns, dragons and gnomes. 

Fairy Tales/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

Campers will have a chance to create their own fairy tales and write twists to ones they already know.  And beware, these mystical characters like to write too and may have a word or two for you readers!

Medieval Adventure/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

We’re taking a step back in time this week, waaaaaay back, to Medieval times! Camper imaginations will catapult into the fabled realm of mysterious castles, noble knights, brave princesses as well as unicorns, dragons and gnomes. 


July 30 - August 3

  My Book About Wildcats/ 9:00-4:00 Art and Writing   Cover to cover, campers during this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about wildcats. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily wildcat illustrations and writing genres. Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever.   This camp includes a field trip to the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.   This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00, M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.

My Book About Wildcats/ 9:00-4:00 Art and Writing

Cover to cover, campers during this week will learn how to write and illustrate their very own book about wildcats. With our guidance, campers will focus on daily wildcat illustrations and writing genres. Every year offers a new combination! Completed books go home on Friday afternoon. These books are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time, in a unique way, that you and your child will treasure forever. 

This camp includes a field trip to the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour to see the animals they are learning about.

This is a full day camp, 9:00-4:00, M-F, only. No discounts apply to this camp week.


August 6-10

  Persuasive/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   Sales start here!  Campers will learn how to creatively and humorously convince you that their cookies, cakes and candies are best!  Feel free to stop by our end of the week bake sale to test their true taste.   Smart Cookie/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   Campers will learn how to create a bake sale that fosters teamwork and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit. From scratch, we'll create an overall game plan, agree on our products and design our own marketing materials. Campers will bake goodies in the church kitchen and sell them in a sidewalk stand on Friday! Proceeds from our baked goods stand will be divvied up amongst the campers at the end of the art camp.

Persuasive/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

Sales start here!  Campers will learn how to creatively and humorously convince you that their cookies, cakes and candies are best!  Feel free to stop by our end of the week bake sale to test their true taste.

Smart Cookie/ 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

Campers will learn how to create a bake sale that fosters teamwork and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit. From scratch, we'll create an overall game plan, agree on our products and design our own marketing materials. Campers will bake goodies in the church kitchen and sell them in a sidewalk stand on Friday! Proceeds from our baked goods stand will be divvied up amongst the campers at the end of the art camp.


August 13-17

  Non-Fiction/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   This week’s campers will rocket into outer space, learn astounding information and discover how to make facts fun through creative non-fiction writing.   Luciana Vega! American Girl Doll / 12:30-4:00 Art Camp   This week’s space-related theme will encourage camper imaginations to soar as we learn about the interstellar interests of the 2018 Doll Of The Year. Fun art projects and doll sized crafts are sure to engage and delight. Campers and dolls will be inspired to reach for the stars!  

Non-Fiction/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

This week’s campers will rocket into outer space, learn astounding information and discover how to make facts fun through creative non-fiction writing.

Luciana Vega! American Girl Doll / 12:30-4:00 Art Camp

This week’s space-related theme will encourage camper imaginations to soar as we learn about the interstellar interests of the 2018 Doll Of The Year. Fun art projects and doll sized crafts are sure to engage and delight. Campers and dolls will be inspired to reach for the stars!  


August 20-24

  Descriptive/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp   What does a camel ride through the Sahara desert, look, sound, smell, feel or even taste like?!  Ever wish you could just sit in a savannah and take it all in, danger free?  Campers will explore the sights and sounds of Africa while learning ways to capture details on paper.   African Animals/12:30-4:00 Art Camp   Campers this week will learn about some of Africa’s majestic animals such as giraffes, elephants, zebras, rhinoceros, hippos and pangolins. African crafts, music and snacks will make this week memorable!

Descriptive/ 9:00-12:30 Writing Camp

What does a camel ride through the Sahara desert, look, sound, smell, feel or even taste like?!  Ever wish you could just sit in a savannah and take it all in, danger free?  Campers will explore the sights and sounds of Africa while learning ways to capture details on paper.

African Animals/12:30-4:00 Art Camp

Campers this week will learn about some of Africa’s majestic animals such as giraffes, elephants, zebras, rhinoceros, hippos and pangolins. African crafts, music and snacks will make this week memorable!

 The Christ Church Classroom Building is located at  105 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 . 

The Christ Church Classroom Building is located at 105 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


CAMP HOURS

Before Camp Care 7:45-8:45 (optional)

Morning Writing Camp 9:00-12:30

Morning & Afternoon 9:00-4:00

Afternoon Art Camp 12:30-4:00

After Camp Care 4:15-5:15 (optional)


CAMP FEES

One Camper/ One Week

(7:45-8:45) Before Camp Care - $40

(9:00-12:30) Half-Day Camp, M-F - $174

(9:00-4:00) Full-Day Camp, M-F - $349

(12:30-PM) Half-Day Camp, M-F - $174

(4:15 - 5:15) After Camp Care - $40


Payment Policy

Before May 30, payment in full is required for the first camp week selected, per child.

$50.00 of each camp fee is non-refundable. 

After the first camp, per child, each additional camp week you choose requires a non-refundable deposit of $50.00, per child.

On or before May 30, the balance of all camp fees must be paid in full.

After May 30, payment in full is required per child, per week at the time of registration. 


Bundle and Save

Discounts for siblings, friends ages 5-11 OR multiple weeks. 

Full Day, M-F (9:00-4:00) - Discounts/ Multiple Weeks

One camper/two weeks - $339 per week

One camper/three weeks - $329 per week

One camper/four or more weeks - $319 per week

Full Day, M-F (9:00-4:00) - Discounts/ Siblings and Friends

Same week/two campers - $339 per camper

Same week/three campers - $329 per camper

Same week/four or more campers - $319 per camper

Half Day, M-F (9:00-12:30) (12:30-4:00) - Discounts/ Multiple Weeks

These half day camp discounts apply when you register one child in two or more of the same type of camp. For example, two weeks of morning camp or two weeks afternoon camp. 

One camper/two weeks - $169 per week

One camper/three weeks - $164 per week

One camper/four or more weeks  - $159 per week

Half Day, M-F (9-12:30) (12:30-4) - Discounts/ Siblings & Friends

These half day camp discounts apply when you register two or more children in the same week of camp. For example, two children in the same week of morning camp or the same week of  afternoon camp.

Same week/two campers - $169 per camper

Same week/three campers - $164 per camper

Same week/four or more campers - $159 per camper


Discounts For Mentors

1st Summer Mentors (ages 12-14) 25% off regular fee, full or half day

There is one 1st Summer Mentor seat in each week of camp. These seats are filled first come, first served. 

Returning Mentors (ages 13-14) 50% off regular fee, full or half day

There is one Returning Mentor seat in each week of camp. These seats are filled by invite only. 

 Mentorship Opportunities Guidelines 


Pro-Rated Services

Before Camp Care (7:45-8:45) - $8

After Camp Care (4:15-5:15) - $8

(per service, per child, per day)

You can add either service at any time.

No discounts apply to Before Care or After Care. 

Single Day Full Day Camp (9:00-4:00) - $69

Single Day Morning Camp (9:00-12:30) - $34

Single Day Afternoon Camp (12:30-4:00) - $34

(per service, per child, per day)

Single camp days become available 72 Hours before the desired camp week start date. Call Kim or Dan at 919-401-6001 for availability. 

No discounts apply to single camp days. 


Summer Camps - In A Nutshell

Art Camps - Kim's afternoon art camps (12:30-4:00, M-F) encourage children to embark on an artistic journey, inspired by each week's fun theme. She strives to teach her campers to be creative problem solvers. There are no mistakes in art!

Writing Camps - Angie's morning writing camps (9:00-12:30, M-F) are enriching and educational, not dry or academic. Games and activities will be used to inspire creative thinking and to practice phonics (and grammar skills!) that will refine each child's writing. Campers will complete a unique piece of writing each day. 

Spanish Camp - Angie's morning Spanish camp (July 9-13, 9:00-12:30) is designed for beginners and veterans alike. All instruction will be in Spanish  and presented in such a visual way that any camper can follow along. Experienced speakers are welcome to respond to and help beginners, as well. 

Book Creation Camps - Kim and Angie team up for three special, full day book creation camps (June 11-15/ Lemurs) (June 25-29/ Horses) (July 31-August 4/ Wildcats) (9:00-4:00, M-F) that guide children joyfully through the book making process, cover to cover, one-step-at-a-time. Fun crafts and games divide the campers' time spent working on books into kid-friendly segments. 


About The Artist

Owner of Afterschool Art and More

Kim Murdock earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Buffalo State College in 1999, and has since dedicated her life to teaching thousands of children in the Triangle that there are no mistakes in art. Creative problem solving skills are routinely emphasized to empower children with self-confidence that will last a lifetime.


About The Writer

Owner of Writing Wonders and More

Angie Marino earned her Bachelor of Education degree at DePaul University in 2000. Her years of experience as a dual language elementary school teacher and her love of language have provided her with a vast array of valuable skills to design unique Writing and Spanish Camps.


Behavioral Expectations

Our goal is to model and foster positive, respectful behavior in a fun, relaxed and creative camp setting. 

We expect everyone participating in our camps to contribute towards making each week a success.

Please review our behavioral expectations with your child before camp. 


Testimonials

I just have to share with you that the kids are having such a great time with you in writing camp. On the ride home they all talk about it with such excitement. Thank you for making this so much fun for them!
— Mala, 2015
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She loved the camp! What an amazing book and week! Wow!!!
— Nelle, 2017
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We love all of the artwork our son has made at your camp. My parents have made copies and framed them. I LOVED his coyote! I think your camp is great for him. Thank you!
— Amanda, 2016
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