Camps & Registration

Welcome to summer at DA! Whether your child is interested in DJ-ing or dance, loves playing soccer or lacrosse, is curious about coding, engineering or robotics, or wants to learn languages or life skills, DA's moral, happy, productive mission extends to our summer experiences. Summer is a time for exploration, fostering deep dives of learning that lead to the discovery of self and others and sparking new interests. Whether your child is seeking to further their academic immersion, explore career paths or build a new skill or craft, we hope that DA Summer will offer a better sense of the overarching goals of DA's mission through global citizenship, personal challenge and community engagement, all while learning in a safe and happy environment.


Early Learners

DA Summer offers camps to engage our Pre-k through first-graders in a summer of fun, exploration, self-discovery and skill-building! 

Examples of Early Learner camp and class offerings are below. Click the Register button to view all DA Summer camp offerings: 

  • Camp Kindergarten
  • Messy Art
  • Little Medical School
  • Cooking 
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Watercolor Rainbow Impression Art
  • Under the Sea
  • Let's Get Growing


Register for summer 2020

Durham Academy Summer Institute

The DA Summer Institute provides a unique opportunity for students to improve fundamental skills and prepare for future academic success in interactive camps to create the next generation of leaders.

Our programs are committed to preparing our students to be responsible world citizens through engaging experiences, environmental awareness, diverse education and integrative community problem-solving through courses in science, technology, engineering, math, English, language arts, college prep, global citizenship and essential life skills.

Examples of DA Summer Institute camp and class offerings are below. Click the Register button to view all DA Summer offerings:

  • Roller Coaster Engineering 
  • Programming and Coding 
  • Escape Room Design 
  • Techsplorers 
  • Geometry and Pre-Algebra
  • Creative Writing and Poetry
  • Personal Narratives  
  • SAT Writing & Language
  • College Essay Writing 
  • CPR//Red Cross Babysitting 
  • The Play’s The Thing: Shakespeare  
  • Intro to Teamwork and Leadership  
  • Drivers Education 
  • Young Investors 
  • Law In Action 
  • Healthy Eating Habits  
  • Public Speaking
  • Young Diplomats 
  • Chinese, Spanish & French
  • Fun with Nature
  • Robotics and Lego 
  • Mindfulness, Self Care & Wellness


Register for summer 2020


Arts Education

Let the world be your muse — join us for a summer of creative thinking and learning through our enriching digital, fine and performing art education camps.

Examples of DA Summer arts camp and class offerings are below. Click the Register button to view all DA Summer offerings:

  • DJ Camp
  • Guitar, Ukulele & Percussion Band
  • Pop Star Performers
  • Contemporary Dance Intensive
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Find Your Style — 2D Art
  • Beyond Broadway


Register for summer 2020


Improve strength, endurance, self-confidence and team-building skills in our fun and challenging athletic camps!

If you're interested in more intermediate or advanced athletic clinics for older children, be sure to check out our Night Cav camps featuring DA varsity coaches offering specialized instruction and skills!

Examples of DA Summer athletic camp offerings are below. Click the Register button to view all DA Summer offerings:


Register for summer 2020

Hill Learning Center

If your child would benefit from remedial academic support, please visit our partners at Hill Learning Center to learn more about their Hill Summer options for students in grades kindergarten through 9.

All Day Camps

Don’t cut the fun short! 

Spend the whole day with DA during Week 8 (July 27–31) in our special all-day camps.

Click the Register button to view all DA Summer offerings:

Register for summer 2020


Cav Camper Flex Option

Can't decide which DA Summer camp is your favorite yet?

We've got a flex option! Cav Campers receive a discounted rate for enrolling as a general student in DA Summer. Then they have the option to mix and match, picking which camp they would like to attend to increase camp enrollment. 

Night Cavs

Spend your DA Summer nights under the lights!

Night Cavs campers participate in a combination of intermediate to advanced clinics and specialized skill instruction led by DA varsity coaches and their teams. Campers then scrimmage under the lights to showcase local athletic talent!

It's fun for the whole family on a magical summer night — with concessions and food for purchase as an easy dinner option, while watching great play at night.

Click the Register button to view all DA Summer offerings:

Register for summer 2020


Age Ranges

Camps, classes and clinics are determined by your child's age/grade by June 8, 2020.
Early Learners: Pre-k through first grade
Lower School: second through fourth grade
Middle School: fifth through eighth grade
Upper School: ninth through twelfth grade


create a campbrain account

Click here to create a free CampBrain account and review DA Summer camp options with no commitment necessary. We suggest that you look over the camp descriptions and write down the camp weeks, times and names of the camps that you're most interested in to make the registration process easier.



Click the orange button above to register for camps. Returning families will notice that we have partnered with a new camp registration and information management system called CampBrain to provide a more seamless, convenient experience. Please note that we have a one-time-per-year/per-camper registration fee of $20.


Gift Certificate

After registering for camp, download a gift certificate so you can surprise your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, friends and neighbors with the gift of an awesome DA Summer camp!

Important Dates

DA Summer Open Registration for Durham Academy and Hill Learning Center families
  • Nov. 29
DA Summer Open House: Durham Academy Lower School
  • Dec. 7, 2–4 p.m.
  • Feb. 1, 2–4 p.m.
DA Summer Open Registration for All Families
  • Dec. 14
DA Summer Open House: Durham Academy Upper School
  • April 4, 2–4 p.m.
DA Summer Bubble and Bounce Open House for Summer: Durham Academy Lower School
  • May 2, 2–4 p.m.

Summer 2020

  • Week 1: June 8–12
  • Week 2: June 15–19
  • Week 3: June 22–26
  • Week 4: June 29 – July 2
  • Week 5: July 6–10
  • Week 6: July 13–17
  • Week 7: July 20–24
  • Week 8: July 27–31
    (special full-day camp)