Camp Evergreen Academics

All of us have been impacted from COVID-19 in such different ways over the past two years. We are grateful for the efforts and adaptations teachers, parents and students have made to continue the learning during these ever-changing times. Durham Academy Summer is committed this summer and for summers to come, to design and deliver high-quality, hour-long academics each day in Camp Evergreen’s schedule. We are currently identifying foundational skills for each grade level. 

Camp Evergreen’s academics will follow the same rotation as our academic year (with course length one hour):

Academic Learning Rotation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading/Language Arts Math Writing STEM Project Learning 

DA teachers and alumni — as well as UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon and Duke education majors and passionate interns — will all work together to teach campers. We will also have a variety of camps, a health and safety coordinator, a Camp Evergreen coordinator, and two rotating academic specialists to design lessons and ensure campers are skill-building in each subject. After such an unpredictable academic year, and with parents concerned about learning gaps or loss, we are committed to providing focused learning opportunities and reinforcing foundational skills this summer in particular and helping the entire community of learners stay fresh and get ready for a successful fall! 

Summer is a time in which being outside, making friends and spending time developing social and emotional skills are equally important to academics. We want campers to feel tired at the end of the day physically and mentally with a “mens sana in corpore sano” approach — which translates from Latin to “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” That is why Camp Evergreen has a schedule that allows campers to unleash their creativity in the arts, to learn a sport or to play outdoors in nature.

DA Summer 2021

Week 1: June 14–19
Week 2: June 21–26
Week 3: June 28–July 2
Week 4: July 5–9
Week 5: July 12–16
Week 6: July 19–23
Week 7: July 26–30
Week 8: Aug. 2–6

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Camp Evergreen Schedules

  Time Activity
7:30 a.m. Before Care
8:10 a.m. Carpool Starts
8:45 a.m. All Camp Meeting
9 a.m. Cabin Check-In / Go Over Day
9:15 a.m. First Block: Art / Wellness / Academics / Outdoor & Sports 
10 a.m. Snack 
10:15 a.m. Second Block: Art / Wellness / Academics / Outdoor & Sports 
11 a.m. Third Block: Art / Wellness / Academics / Outdoor & Sports 
11:30 a.m. Lunch PreK/K
11:45 a.m. Lunch 1/2/3
Noon Lunch 4/5/6 and Summit Lunches 
12:15 p.m. Institute Lunches
12:30 p.m. Fourth Block: Art / Wellness / Academics / Outdoor & Sports 
1:15 p.m. Transition to Afternoon Enrichments
2:45 p.m. Snack 
3 p.m. Transition to Carpool or After Care
3:15 p.m. Start Carpool 
3:30 p.m. Transition to After Care 
6 p.m. After Care 

We are excited to make learning fun, fresh and safe as we create an environment in which campers experiment with new practices and concepts and gain confidence. Our DA Summer team is well-equipped to serve as educators, mentors and role models for our campers all summer long.