Orange Intersession and School Break Camps

2024 Fall Camps in Orange County

Register for all Orange Fall Camps here!

We run fall camps and single-day Discovery Days at our Brumley Forest location each year. Our fall campers get to enjoy adventuring through the changing forest, building fires and forts, whittling, and playing plenty of games. We’ve set up our fall camps and 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!

Check out our Fall Camps by School Calendar!

Orange Traditional Calendar Fall Camps

Orange Year-Round Calendar (HES) Fall Camps

CHCCS Calendar Fall Camps

Eno River Academy Calendar Fall Camps

Emerson Waldorf Calendar Fall Camps

Pinewoods Montessori Calendar Spring Camps

Expedition School Calendar Fall Camps

Carolina Friends School Calendar Fall Camps 

Don’t see your dates? Is the camp full? Check out our fall camps in Durham!


We offer a variety of fall programming at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, located just south of NC-10 on New Hope Church Road. Come explore the forests, wade in the creeks, look for animals, play games, and build forts in a beautiful setting with leaves changing in the forest and beavers swimming in the pond. Week-long camps have varying themes where skills such as fire-building, plant identification, animal tracking, or nature art. Discovery Days combine classic Schoolhouse elements such as building forts, playing games in the forest, and exploring the creek. Fall is an awesome time to be outside and we hope your child will be able to spend their break outside with us!

Every Schoolhouse program provides a unique environment of kindness, respect, and learning. Our themes vary each week, but they’re all nature-based and are inspired by our underlying values. Our award winning camps offer a low camper-to-staff ratio that allows a sense of freedom while providing a safe and nurturing environment. Campers, 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? Please do not hesitate to call 919-477-2116 or email

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


Discovery Days and School Break Camps are held in Brumley Forest Nature Preserve through an exciting new partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy. Drop Off and Pick Up will occur at the private drive at 3223 New Hope Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 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 some Teacher Work Days and Holidays.

  • $84/day (Teacher Work Days and Select Holidays)
  • 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.

  • $432 per week 
  • 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)

Multi-Camp Discounts

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

You will automatically receive a $20 discount off the cost of a second, and any additional, camp seat(s) purchased in the same order. This discount applies to Discovery Days, partial-week, and full-week camps.


Leadership Training for Teenagers

Want to nurture your 13-16 year old’s leadership skills? Learn more about our Counselor-in-Training program.

Have More Questions?

Check out our Orange Camp FAQs and our Parent Handbook, which are full of great information. If you don’t find an answer to your question, we’re always happy to talk with you. Call us at 919-477-2116 or email

For our program policies, click here.

Orange programs are located at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve and are made possible through our partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy.