Camp Discovery: Rainforest Explorers
Come explore the tropical rainforest during a week of camp that is as interesting and colorful as the rainforest itself! During camp we will discover why the rainforests are so important for our planet – and we will also talk about what we can do to help save them. Our activities, crafts, and stories will help us investigate the people and animals that call the rainforest home.
Directors: Catherine Linford and Renee Smith
Crafts and Cakes
Join us for a week of marvelous crafts and unbelievable baking escapades! During the week we’ll try our hand creating a variety of crafty projects and bake an assortment of delicious treats, including making our own afternoon snacks every day! In addition we’ll discover books about baking and learn how baking and crafts help create community. We’ll also take time to explore the campus playgrounds, play games in the gym, and other fun activities!
Director: Taylor Greenhill
Land of LEGOs!
Do you love LEGOs? Come have a super week building a LEGO zipline, creating an erupting LEGO volcano, and even baking LEGO cookies. Unleash your imagination, create your own designs and join the fun for some impressive LEGO building challenges along the way! By week’s end we’ll put together a book that details our many LEGO creations. Land of LEGOs provides opportunities to measure, build, graph and calculate with LEGOS, all while having a blast with friends. Come join the fun!
Director: Jeannine Montgomery
Get in the game! Sports Variety camp offers an assortment of positive sports experiences for your child while also emphasizing good sportsmanship, developing good character, the value of regular exercise, and the importance of working together as a team. Campers will have a memorable week both indoors and out!
Director: Aden Darity
In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn professional Java programming as they design and build their customized Minecraft server that they can share with friends. At the end of camp, kids walk away with a playable, shareable Minecraft server that they built from scratch. They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Kids will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java code to build their Minecraft server. During camp, kids will master introductory computer programming concepts including methods and parameters, if-then statements, and more. They’ll also learn to use a pro-level Java development tool to build their server.
For this camp, every student must have a copy of Minecraft for PC or Mac (not Pocket Edition) and bring their login credentials to camp.
Make a Difference in Durham
Join camp director Reba Troxler for a week of helping others in the Durham community. Each day will focus on a different opportunity that connects campers with local organizations through community service. Projects may include building dog houses to benefit Habitat for Humanity, helping out at Meals on Wheels, sorting and stocking food at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, lending a hand at Book Harvest and more. Learn about volunteer opportunities in our community while helping make Durham a better place for everyone!
Director: Reba Troxler
Welcome to the Maker Movement! Maker Camp is inspired by the maker movement, which brings together people who like to create, make and explore - all while having FUN! Campers in Duke School’s Maker Camp will have opportunities to tinker, question, experiment, try something new, challenge themselves, work in teams, and get a little messy! Join us for a week of “making” awesome projects, virtual "field trips," and connecting with like-minded young makers from around the world on Google+. Maker Camp will inspire your camper to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it!
Director: Willie Nicholson
Pathways from Medieval to Modern Knighthood
Campers will learn the ways of the medieval world as they experience a week in the life of a knight in training. Campers will learn about medieval history, mythology, European martial arts, woodcraft, and a whole host of skills necessary for survival in the medieval world on the path to becoming a knight. The foundation of the camp will be learning the knightly art of combat with the two-handed longsword. Campers will use specially constructed training swords with nylon blades and safety equipment to learn the fighting techniques of the German style of longsword combat. Over the week, we will “evolve” our training to the modern Olympic sword comparing the lives then, and the lives now of modern heroes.