Explore and Discover
Explore 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 2-6 with themed morning programs (8:30am-12:30pm) and an extended day (3:00pm) option. Flexible 3 and 5 day schedules are available for three to six year olds. A 2 day option is available for two year olds as long as they are registered for three or more sessions.
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.
*Early bird discount of 10% through March 15th!
2017 Chapel Hill Summer Camps
Themed Morning Programs:
8:30am to 12:30pm, 2-6 years old
$180 for 5 days; $125 for 3 days; $95 for 2 days (2 year olds only)
12:30-3:00pm: $75 for 5 days/week; $45 for 3 days/week; $40 for 2 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.
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!
Big Messy Art
June 19 – June 23
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.
June 26 – June 30
Uncover nature’s beautiful and sometimes messy phenomena in this camp for young scientists. We will explore and experiment with our findings in nature during this hands-on camp filled with experiments. Send your camper prepared to dive into nature!
Soil to snack is back!
July 5 – July 7 (tuition prorated)
Children will learn how a seed transforms into a snack, getting their hands dirty in the process. We’ll work with things we grow here on site and locally to create yummy treats. This camp is teeming with gardening and goodies and is sure to be loads of delicious fun!
Lego and Building Camp – (Legos for 4 and up only)
July 10 – July 14
Watch their eyes light up as your kids dig into a pile of brightly colored building bricks to create never-before-imagined vehicles and worlds. Younger children will be building with a variety of little one friendly materials. Daily themes drive the creativity in this excellent camp for your lover-of-building.
Tinker, Make, and Take Camp!
July 17 – July 21
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.
Critters and Creatures
July 24 – July 28
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.
July 31– August 4
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.
After completing an online registration, participants will receive an email confirmation as well as an invoice for total cost.
- 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.
- A one time $25 dollar enrollment fee will be charged to summer only families not currently enrolled at OPH.