Summer Camps at Umstead Whispering Pines (Reedy Creek entrance)

If you were affected by last year’s cancelations, priority registration in Wake will open Monday, March 22 at 12pm (noon). Instructions for priority registration have been emailed to impacted families. General registration will open Tuesday, March 23 at 9am.


You can be ready for registration by logging into your account and updating all of your and your children’s info.

Welcome to our new Wake location!

This year, 5-7 and 8-12 year old camps will only be operating out of the Whispering Pines location.


Looking for teen camps for 13-15 or 16-17 year olds? They will be the only programs running out of the Amphitheater location.

Whispering Pines is located in Umstead State Park (Reedy Creek entrance) but in a different part of the park than our previous camps.

In our Wake Summer Camps we know that 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.

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 (8-12 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 Wake Camp FAQs.

Summer Camps in Umstead Whispering Pines At-a-Glance

Schoolhouse offers award-winning summer day camps at two locations within Umstead State Park (Reedy Creek Entrance, 2100 N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC). Whispering Pines camps are located in a new area of the park – directions to Whispering Pines can be found here! Nature-based themes change each week so a new adventure is always on the horizon.

5-7 years olds 

  • $324 per week with optional Aftercare at $100 per week (for 5-day camp)
  • Camp Week: Monday through Friday 9:00a to 3:00p.
  • Check In: 8:15a to 9:00a.
  • Pick Up: 3:00p to 3:30p.
  • Aftercare Pick Up: 5:00 to 5:30p

8-12 year olds 

  • $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.

Have More Questions?

Check out some of our Wake Camp FAQs and Parent Handbook to see answers to our most common questions. If you still have any questions we’re always happy to talk with you. Call 919-477-2116 or email

For our program policies, click here.

Wake summer camps are located at Umstead State Park and are made possible through our partnership with North Carolina State Parks.