Chapel Hill Summer Camp

Explore and Discover

27451688376_16d3be2bf1_hExplore and Discover at Our PlayHouse Preschool! We encourage hands-on learning as children deepen their interests with the support of skilled teachers who use a Reggio-inspired philosophy. Indoor and outdoor classrooms foster children’s growth across social, emotional, academic, and cognitive domains. As children interact and problem solve with their peers, they gain a richer understanding of the world around them. Projects include sensory, art, building, and movement activities along with plenty of outdoor play!

Summer camps are for children ages 1-6 with themed morning programs (8:30am-12:30pm) and an extended day (3:00pm) option. Flexible 3, 4, and 5 day schedules are available.

2018 Summer Camp Registration Opens January 15th

To register for summer camp, please complete the Chapel Hill Summer Camp Registration Form. After completing the online registration, families will receive an email confirmation and an invoice for total cost. Summer camps are for children currently enrolled in the preschool and kindergarten program at Our PlayHouse.

***Children must be enrolled either in the prior or upcoming school year to be eligible to attend summer camp at our Chapel Hill school.

*Early bird discount of 10% through March 15th!


2018 Chapel Hill Summer Camps

Themed Morning Programs:

8:30am to 12:30pm, 2-6 years old
$190 for 5 days; $155 for 4 days, $130 for 3 days

Afternoon Program:

12:30-3:00pm: $75 for 5 days/week; $60 for 4 days/week $45 for 3 days/week

Campers will enjoy a variety of activities with their friends during the afternoons. After lunch and a short rest (those who nap are invited to nap for the rest of the day) campers can choose an indoor or outdoor activity based on their interests. Arts, building, gardening, music, and free play will be offered.

Cooking Camp

June 11-15

Drop your budding culinary genius off with us! He or she will learn the ways of the kitchen with hands on activities geared to get your little one having fun with food.  This camp will focus on healthy and achievable food projects your child can lead or assist with any time…and of course there will be lots of make believe food play also!

Art & Engineering

June 18 – June 22

Preschoolers tend to do everything big! We’ll pull out some big paper, big brushes, and other art supplies to let some big imaginations go wild!  We will be working on community projects as well as individual works of art.

Adventures in Space

June 25 – June 29

Hey astronauts, are you ready to take off!? How hot is the sun really? What are our neighboring planets really like? What does it feel like to rocket off into outer space?  Let’s launch into the adventure of a lifetime while we play, explore, imagine, and learn about all facets of the galaxy.

Music Makers!

July 9 – July 13 

Do you have a child that loves to sing and dance? Then this camp is for you!  Children will spend the week exploring music through song, movement, and even make their own instrument. Whether it’s a classic sing-along like Wheels on the Bus or a favorite from the Frozen soundtrack, this week’s playlist is sure to make everyone smile.

Storybook Explores

July 16 – July 20

Once upon a time….

Let’s take a ride on Aladdin’s magic carpet, climb Jack’s beanstalk, and find our way with Hansel and Gretel. This week is all about enchantment. Children will explore traditional fairytale favorites through crafts, games and storytelling, as well as, use their imaginations to create new and exciting stories and adventure.

Tinker, Make, and Take Camp!

July 23 – July 27

Does your child love to make and create? This camp is the perfect opportunity for your little maker to put their creative genius to work. Kids will flex their brains with concepts of design, building, engineering, and art, and put them into action using recycled, found, and other inspiring materials.  We will get messy and creative to upcycle our own unique inventions.

Creatures & Critters

July 30 – August 3

Peer into the world of everything that crawls, wiggles, and squirms! Shrink down to understand the forest through the eyes of a beetle, or uncover hidden cities of ants in this camp that is small on critters, but big on fun.

Culinary Creations, Part 2

August 6– August 10
Due to high demand, we will be offering a second week of culinary creations! Rest assured, our menus will be varied from the first week to insure that children excited to repeat cooking camp will have a fun and fresh experience. 

After completing an online registration, participants will receive an email confirmation as well as an invoice for total cost.

Camp Policies

  • 10 % Early Bird Discount through March 15th!
  • 5% Discount for 4 or more weeks of camp.
  • No refunds will be issued after May 31. Prior to May 31, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee per week.
  • Pending availability you can add to your schedule at any time.
  • We cannot reserve places until full payment has been received.
  • Summer Camp handbooks will be emailed prior to the start of camp.