Intersession and School Break Camps

Please review our policy on travel and carefully review your travel plans prior to registering for camp.

Looking for winter camps? Check out our Durham winter programs!


We offer a variety of spring and 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


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 parents 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: 8:15a 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.

  • $424 per week 
  • Camp Week: Monday through Friday 9:00a to 5:00p.
  • Check In: 8:15a 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. 


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.


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 some examples of how this works.

Leadership Training for Teenagers

Want to nurture your 13-15 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.