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Summer Programs 2018

Edu-Ventures: Learning Lifted Off the Page!

Choose YOUR Adventures!

  • Homesteading
  • Science Explorations
  • Agri-Science
  • Robotics
  • Arts/Crafts & Puppetry

The Edu-Ventures Program

  • Mornings
    Start in the classroom with literature, writing and math activities inspired by that week's theme.
    (Think novels, journals, autobiographies and math about building, sewing, and experimenting.)
  • Afternoons
    Continue the exploration of the theme with hands-on activities and field trips.
    (Think planting, cooking, creating, producing, figuring and deciding.)
  • Celebrations
    Each week culminates with a family-friendly activity.
    (Think stargazing, pioneer cook-outs, puppet shows and science fairs.)

Details and Registration

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Weekly Sessions:

  • Dates: June 11, 2018 - August 3, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 1:8 Student/Counselor Ratio
  • Professional Adult Teacher-Counselors
  • Safe and Nuturing Encironment
  • Ages 6-12

Camp Fees:

  • $295.00/week payable 50% at time of registration and 50% on May 1, 2018.
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
    • $25 for 1 Week of Camp
    • $45 for 2 Weeks of Camp*
    • $60 for 3 Weeks of Camp*
    • $75 for 4 or more Weeks of Camp*
    * Note: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!: Registration Fee is waived for families who enroll in 2 or more weeks and pay all camp fees in full by March 12, 2018.
  • Registration fee is used to defray the costs of daily trips, camp T-shirt, academic workbooks, etc. and is separate from the weekly camp fee.
  • Cancellations made before May 1st will receive a full refund minus the registration fee. (This includes a deduction in the amount refunded for campers who enroll via the Early Bird Special.) Cancellations made on May 1st or thereafter are non-refundable.
  • After May 1st full payment of camp fees plus the applicable registration fee is due at the time of booking.
  • There is a $15.00 change fee if you wish to switch weeks in your reservation. Changes can be made on a space available basis.
  • There is a late pick-up fee of $10.00 for pick-ups during the first 10 minutes after closing (5:30). After that time there is an additional $1.00 per minute pick-up charge.
  • We reserve the right to discontinue services if a camper is unable or unwilling to follow camp rules and/or behavior guidelines. Camp fees will be forfeited.


  • Campers must be 6 by the first day of camp (or have completed a full year of kindergarten in a traditional school setting).
  • Due to the academic nature of our program students with learning disabilities or other special needs should discuss the appropriateness of our program with our Director of Admissions prior to enrollment (Scott Mitchell 688-3040).


  • Doors open at 8:00AM. There is no earlier drop-off option.
  • Campers bring lunch and one morning snack (afternoon snack is provided).
  • Transportation is via Camelot Academy school bus (outfitted with seatbelts).

For more information contact Scott Mitchell, Director of Admissions at (919) 688-3040.


Summer Explorations


Dream it - Build it Camp for Teenagers

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  • Ages: 12 and older
  • Dates: Week of July 16 - Historic Log Cabin Restoration*
    Week of July 30 - Build a Floating Dock*
    Week of August 6 - Build a Floating Dock*
  • Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Drop off and pick up from Camelot Academy)
  • Tuition: $375/per week ($25 Early bird discount if paid in full by March 12)


Join master-builder Thad Lawrence on the Camelot Farm property in north Durham for a week of building projects. Historic log cabin renovation and floating docks will be the focus of these workshops. Learn carpentry, design and use of tools in this all hands-on experience.


Teen Film-Making Worksho

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  • Ages: 13 and older
  • Dates: Week of July 16
  • Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM** (Drop off and pick up from Camelot Academy)
  • Tuition: $375/per week ($25 Early bird discount if paid in full by March 12)

The art and the craft of filmmaking is a process through which we can translate and interpret the human experience, creating visual and audio expression and perspective. This week-long workshop with professional filmmaker Ken Peterson gives students the opportunity to explore the various aspects of filmmaking through classroom discussion and demonstrations, with a major emphasis on hands-on practical exercises to help develop the technical foundation useful in future film work. The workshop will cover The Script, Scene Direction, Techniques for Camera, Sound and Lighting, and How to Use the Resources at Hand. By nature, filmmaking is an inclusive, collaborative process. Students will work together to create a short film, hold a screening and post to our web site.


Wild Arts for Teens

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  • Ages: 13 and older
  • Dates: Week of July 23
    Week of July 30
  • Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM** (Drop off and pick up from Camelot Academy)
  • Tuition: $375/per week ($25 Early bird discount if paid in full by March 12)

Join arts educator Megan Fitz for an exciting summer workshop in which we will engage our intuitive and imaginative capacities as a way of deepening our relationship with the wildness in us and around us. Camp activities will include puppet and mask-making, romping and exploring, gardening, dance and movement, self/identity exploration, and more. We will practice cultivating self-trust and inner-knowing, while also connecting in community.

For Film Making and Wild Arts Exploration Camps, extended times available at an additional cost:

**Early Drop off (8-9 AM): $35/week
**Late pick up (4-5:30 PM): $50/week

Summer School 2018

For rising 5th-12th graders - Download Registration Form

General Information

Camelot Academy's summer academic offerings follow in the tradition of our school-year approach to education. Instruction is individualized, class sizes are small, and emphasis is placed on true mastery of the material.

Credit arrangements can be made with other schools. We require a letter from the principal or guidance counselor of a student's home school outlining the requirements for granting credit. This letter must be submitted to Camelot prior to the start of summer classes.

Weekly sessions June-August, 2018 (minimum 2 weeks enrollment)

  • Schedule:
    • Mathematics - Weekday mornings, 9:00 AM – Noon

      General math through pre-calculus is taught with the individualized mastery learning approach utilized in Camelot's academic year program. Credit is based on pace and mastery of material.*
    • Language Arts - Weekday afternoons, 1 – 4 PM

      Topics available based on student need:
      • Novel Study
      • Research Writing
      • Grammar & Mechanics
      • Vocabulary & College Application Essays
  • Tuition:
    • Minimum 2 weeks enrollment
    • $50 non-refundable registration fee
    • $295 per week, per course plus registration fee
    • $275 Camelot Student Rate, per week, per course plus registration fee
  • Registration fee plus 50% of the tuition fee is due at the time of enrollment.
  • Receive a $50 discount for payment in full upon enrollment by March 12th.
  • Homework will be assigned nightly.

*Successful completion of this course may satisfy a Camelot grade of "Incomplete" due to absence, pace, or mastery.

**Students working towards credit for a public high school may be required to attend additional study sessions 2-3 times per week to meet hour requirements. These sessions will be available at an additional charge.

Important Notice: Students from other schools needing only a 2nd semester credit will be required to demonstrate mastery of 1st semester material prior to enrollment.

Please Note: Historically this class fills with a wait list!!!
Group size is limited to 10 students, and classes are filled on a first come-first served basis.


Weeks Offered:
  • June 11th-15th
  • June 18th-22nd
  • July 9th-13th
  • July 16th-20th
  • July 23rd-27th
  • July 30th-August 3rd