When considering camp prices, compare apples to apples. Our prices are based on a full day of camp and include generous drop-off and pick-up windows.
A Note from Wendy:
As a parent of two camp-aged young people, I understand how expensive it is for our kids to go to camp. I’ve found myself doing some of the same cost comparisons that I’ve heard other parents doing. And as the CEO of Schoolhouse, I’m also aware of a couple things:
Quality care costs more. As a nonprofit organization, we exist to serve our community. Over the years we’ve worked hard to recruit, train, support, and retain the very best staff that we can. One of the ways we’ve achieved that is by compensating them better than our industry standard. The quality of our staff, programming, and our unique approach to behavior management is unparalleled in the Triangle. These things, along with our values, make Schoolhouse the magical place it’s become over 34 years of serving kids and families. There’s no question that providing this level of care costs more. And we believe it’s worth it.
We keep pricing simple. When considering camp prices, it’s important to compare apples to apples. Our base price includes generous drop-off and pick-up windows, while many other camps charge extra for before care and after care.
A typical day at many Triangle day camps is 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (6 hours of care for the base price of camp). Any time before or after requires additional fees.
Our camp day for 7-9- and 10-12-year-olds can start as early as 8:00 am and end as late as 5:30 pm. That’s 9 ½ hours of care for the base price of camp.
Our camp day for a 5-6-year-old can start as early as 8:00 am and end as late as 3:30 pm. That’s 7 ½ hours of care for the base price of camp. We have a shorter day for this age group because that’s what most 5-6-year-olds can handle without becoming Dirty, Tired, and Hysterical. If your young person has tapped directly into the universal source and never seems to run out of energy, or if you have to work later than 3:30 pm, you’re welcome to purchase an additional two hours of aftercare, bringing the total to 9 ½ hours.
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