Wake Track-Out Camps & Discovery Days

2024 Fall Camps

Register for Wake Fall Camps here!

We run fall camps and single-day Discovery Days at our Wake County locations 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 Wake Fall Camps by School Calendar!

Wake Traditional Calendar 

Wake Modified Calendar 

Wake Track 1 Calendar 

Wake Track 2 Calendar

Wake Track 3 Calendar 

Wake Track 4 Calendar 

The Raleigh School Calendar

St. Davids School Calendar

Follow the Child Montessori Calendar

Ravenscroft Calendar

Montessori School of Raleigh Calendar

Thales Academy Calendar

Cathedral School Calendar

Harnett Schools Calendar – Coming Soon!

Lee Schools Calendar – Coming Soon!


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

Tracked out or on a school break? Join us for an outdoor adventure at one of our Wake County locations. Nature-based themes change each week so a new adventure is always on the horizon.

In our Wake Track-Out 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. 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 Wake Camp FAQs.

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: 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Pick Up: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Alternative Early Pick Up: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. (advance notice required)

Early Release Days: Half-Day Camps

New for Fall 2024! Families have shared this need, and we’ve listened. If you camper has a half-day of school, join us for an afternoon of adventures, hiking and rambling, looking for critters, whittling, games and more. At this time, we’re not able to provide transportation.

  • $45/afternoon (Select Early Release Days)
  • Ages: 5-12 years old
  • Check In: 12:30p to 1:00p
  • Pick Up: 5:00p to 5:30p

Track-Out Camps 

We are proud to offer Track-Out Camps for both the spring and fall season. We run these week-long camps at Umstead State Park and Harris Lake County Park.

  • $432 per week
  • Ages: 5-12 years old
  • Camp Week: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Check In: 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Pick Up: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Alternative Early Pick Up: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. (advance notice required)


Umstead State Park (Reedy Creek entrance Exit 287 I-40), 2100 North Harrison Ave. Cary, NC 27513. This is the general address for both our Amphitheater and Whispering Pines location.

Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr, New Hill, NC 27562

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


If you have any questions about what to pack for camp or any of our policies, please see our Wake Camp FAQs or our Parent Handbook. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 919-477-2116 or email us at schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org.


For our program policies, click here.

Wake programs located at Umstead State Park are made possible through our partnership with North Carolina State Parks and programs at Harris Lake County Park are made possible through our partnership with Wake County Parks & Rec.