January 15, 2024

Summer Camp 2024 Final Checks

Schoolhouse of Wonder Summer Camp registration opens this week — Wake County camp on Tuesday, January 16, Durham and Orange County camps on Wednesday, January 17, at 9:00am. Please see a few last-minute pro tips, reminders, and FAQs below, to help the process go smoothly!

For your convenience, here are details about our summer camps, grouped by location and age:

Pro Tips

  • If you haven’t already, please create an Amilia account before registering for camp. Creating an account in advance will save time during the registration process.
  • In Amilia, you can bookmark your favorite camps so you can easily find them. Simply click on the heart ❤️ next to the camp title to add it to your Wish List. To access your Wish List, click on the heart ❤️ in the top navigation.
  • Review our updated Program Policies so there are no surprises (and then pinky promise your camper that you won’t argue with our staff about these later).

New Locations, New Adventures

  • We’re thrilled to add another new Wake County location to our mix — Crowder County Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex NC 27539.
  • This means that Schoolhouse will operate EIGHT summer camp locations this year (5 in Wake County, 2 in Durham County, 1 in Orange County). Click here for information on all of our locations.
  • In addition to new locations, we’re offering new opportunities for your camper to dig a little deeper. Be sure to check out our Advanced Skills Camps and Environmental Education Camps in Durham and Wake counties.
  • We’ve added several weeks of camp for Pre-K campers in Durham County. We’re still finalizing a location for Pre-K camps in Wake County and are hopeful to open these camps for registration in February or March.

Summer Camp FAQs

Can you make an exception for age groups?
  • The camper must be the appropriate age for the camp group by August 31, 2024*. Requests for special consideration can be made by emailing schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org. We will respond to requests as quickly as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
    *Pre-K camps: The camper must be at least 4.5 years old by March 31, 2024 and have some structured group experience (preschool, other camps, etc). These camps are designed for campers who have not yet completed kindergarten.
Is it true that Schoolhouse is offering paddling camps?
  • YES! We are offering three weeks of paddling camp this summer at Harris Lake County Park (2112 County Park Dr, New Hill, NC 27562).
What’s the difference between the Loblolly (formerly Amphitheater) and Whispering Pines locations at Umstead State Park?
  • Both are accessed via the Reedy Creek entrance of the park (2100 North Harrison Ave. Cary, NC 27513).
  • Loblolly (formerly Amphitheater) is our original site and requires more hiking/longer treks. Many campers love it! Drop-off and pick-up occur near the bathrooms/ kiosk in the main parking lot.
  • Whispering Pines requires a few extra minutes of driving once you enter Umstead. Many campers love it!
Does Counselor-in-Training (CIT) registration open at the same date and time as camper registration?
  • Yes. CITs may register for up to four weeks.
  • Wake County CITs — after registration you will receive a questionnaire that will ask if you have a preference for Loblolly (formerly Amphitheater or Whispering Pines). We can’t guarantee placement but will try our best.
Do you still offer a sibling discount?
  • No, but we increased our multi-camp discount to $20 off each additional camp in the same order.
How do I know which camps are Advanced Skills, Paddling, or Environmental Education focused?
  • Simply filter for them in Amilia!

If you don’t find the answer to your question here or on our website, or if you have trouble with the registration process, please reach out to schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org. There are just a few people on our administrative team but we are always happy to help. Thanks in advance for your kindness.