Durham Intersession & School Break Camps

2023 Fall Camp Schedule

Now that your camper is preparing to head back to school, you’ve got plenty of teacher workdays, intersession breaks, and holidays to plan for! We know there are plenty of different school calendars out there, and we do our best to run fall programming for as many as we can. If your school isn’t listed below, let us know and we’ll add it!

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Durham Public School – Traditional Durham Public School – Year-round Carolina Friends School Central Park School for Children
Duke School Durham Academy Excelsior Classical Academy Lerner JCDS
Morehead Montessori Triangle Day School Voyager Academy  

2023 Winter Camps

→ Register for our December 2023 camps here!

January and February 2024 camps coming soon 

We run a few winter camps at our West Point on the Eno location each winter. We have a blast exploring the forest in the cooler seasons, building fires and forts, whittling, and playing plenty of games. We’ve set up our winter camps as single-day Discovery Days to accommodate as many school calendars as possible. Sign up for as many as you need to cover your camper’s time out of school!

On an intersession or school break? Join us for an outdoor adventure at West Point on the Eno City Park. Nature-based themes change each week so a new adventure is always on the horizon.

Some kids play easily with others, some walk intrepidly into adventure, while others may fear the unfamiliar. At Schoolhouse of Wonder, every kid matters. Each person, young or old, is different. We love that. Every Schoolhouse camp provides a unique environment of kindness, respect, and learning. Our award-winning, nature-based outdoor camps have different themes each season, but they are all inspired by our core values. Low camper-to-staff ratios allow campers a sense of freedom while providing a safe and nurturing environment.

Campers (7-12 years old), Counselors in Training, and staff can also challenge themselves to grow and learn by earning “Growth Rings” in areas like fire making, whittling, plant lore, and snake identification and handling. Oh, and by day’s end, we’ll return your kids dirty, tired, and happy. Guaranteed

Questions? Check out our Durham Camp FAQs.

Please review our COVID-19 precautions and full program policies as well.


Discovery Days and School Break Camps are held at West Point on the Eno through a wonderful partnership with Durham Parks and Rec. Drop Off and Pick Up will occur at the upper parking lot (the first left). Look for the Schoolhouse of Wonder sign and our staff will greet you in the parking area.

Discovery Days

Campers love the fun and grown ups love the convenience of our Discovery Days — one-day, outdoor camps available on Teacher Work days and most Holidays.

  • $84/day (Teacher Work Days and Select Holidays)
  • Ages: 5-12 years old
  • Check In: 8:00a to 9:00a.
  • Pick Up: 5:00p to 5:30p.
  • Alternative Early Pick Up: 3:00 to 3:30p (advance notice required)

School Break Camps at-a-Glance

When school is out, Schoolhouse is often in. Our School Break Camps range from two days to a week and are offered during intersessions and other breaks from school (e.g. winter break, spring break, etc.).

  • $432 per week 
  • Ages: 5-12 years old
  • Camp Week: Monday through Friday 9:00a to 5:00p.
  • Check In: 8:00a to 9:00a.
  • Pick Up: 5:00p to 5:30p.
  • Alternative Early Pick Up: 3:00 to 3:30p (advance notice required)


Most programs are eligible for a discount when you register for two or more programs, for the same child or siblings in the same household, in the same order.

  • Multi-camp: You will automatically receive a $15 discount off the cost of a second, and any additional, camp seat purchased in the same order. This discount applies to Discovery Days and partial-week camps.
  • Sibling: You will automatically receive a $25 discount off the cost of second and subsequent camp seats for siblings from the same household purchased in the same order. This discount only applies to full-week camps.

Please note that it is possible to receive both of these discounts on the same order, though it is not possible to receive both of these discounts on the same camp. Here are a few examples.

Leadership Training for Teenagers

Want to nurture your 13-16 year old’s leadership skills? Learn more about our Counselor in Training program. If your camper has already completed CIT Training and has been a CIT in our programs before, they may be able to be a CIT during our fall, winter, and spring programs depending on camp capacity. Please email us at schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org if you’re interested.

Have More Questions?

Check out our Durham Camp FAQs and Our Parent Handbook, which are full of information. And we’re always happy to talk with you. Call 919-477-2116 or email schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org.

For our program policies, click here.

Durham programs are located at West Point on the Eno and are made possible through our partnership with Durham Parks & Rec.