Welcome to Durham Academy Summer!
Join us this summer for a transformative all-day camp experience, keeping campers close to home but feeling a world away as they gain independence and confidence. Durham Academy Summer offers empowering experiences for campers at every age and stage.
Whether it is your child’s first camp experience as a Sprout or Sapling in Camp Evergreen, or they're a more "rooted" camper looking for the next challenge in Night Camp or Summer Institute, our goal is to provide a summer that is moral, happy, and productive by delivering a high-level program that will impact your camper's life and love of learning.
Durham Academy Summer Camps
Camp Evergreen (for ages 4–13) is our all-day camp with a schedule that’s convenient for working parents, a wide array of activities reminiscent of classic overnight camps, and campers who return every evening to the comforts of home. Camp Evergreen feels like a beloved overnight camp in an all-inclusive and adventuresome day camp experience. We want our campers to try as many different experiences as possible to maximize their summer growth while exploring our 84 acres and making use of our state-of-the-art facilities. Our “Summit Series” offers optional add-ons for campers who thirst for more time in one area.
Summits (for ages 8–14) are deep dives allowing campers focused experience in a specific area. These range from athletics and robotics to drama and other unique skills. These specialty camps meet from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and are led by DA coaches and faculty or specialists from the broader community. After the main session ends, the fun does not have to stop; there is an option to participate in Camp Evergreen afternoon options until 3:30 p.m., or stay for fun in Aftercare until 6 p.m.
Summer Institute (for ages 14–18) comprises fun-filled programs that allow campers to take a deep dive in areas of interest. We bring together top-of-their-game Durham Academy faculty and alumni with partners from our neighboring universities to create a vibrant summer of learning and discovery. Summer Institute is held daily Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. in state-of-the-art facilities and on the wide-open grounds of our beautiful Upper School campus.
Night Camp (for ages 10–14) is DA’s under-the-stars camp for kids with evening programs for fine and performing arts, athletics and much more. Take the week off from cooking if you sign up for Night Camp, because dinner is part of the menu of activities that makes this program so appealing! These camps features a variety of evening intensives to meet campers' unique interests, from Musical Theatre and DARC SIDE Engineering, Lacrosse, Basketball, Shakespeare and much more. Night Camp meets Monday through Thursday from 5–9 p.m. and includes dinner, instruction and supervised social fun.
Health & Safety
Health and safety is of the utmost importance for us. We successfully navigated summer 2020 and summer 2021 with no reported COVID-19 transmission, thanks to our stringent health and safety protocols, and we are looking forward to another great summer in 2022! Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols on our FAQs page and on Durham Academy's Cavs Connected page.