A Day At CampFind out all the details to your child's summer camp schedule here.
What’s for lunch? What do you do during aftercare? What if my child has an allergy? What should we bring to camp? Find out all this and more when you scroll down.
Schedule at a Glance
Our official camp hours are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. With our extended care programs added on, you can drop your child off at any time between 8:00 am – 9:00 am and pick them up between 3:00 – 5:30 pm.
|Sample Daily Schedule|
|8:00am – 8:55am||Morning Care (Add-On Option)|
|9:00am – 11:30am||Hands-on, camp topic-themed activities, exhibit visits, and free play|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Lunch Time*|
|12:00pm – 3:00pm||Hands-on, camp topic-themed activities, exhibit visits, and free play|
|3:00pm||Curbside Camper Pick-Up|
|3:00pm – 5:30pm||Afternoon Care (Add-On Option)|
|*Lunch is always 30 minutes but the exact time of lunch varies by day, age level, or activities.|
What should I expect on my first day of camp?
Morning care begins at 8am in the Camp Circle, located on the Southside of campus, across the street from the main Museum. At Chapel Hill, extended care is located in the courtyard. Campers will be free to choose from a variety of games, toys, and activities until everyone disperses for camp. Your camper’s Assistant Educator will be available to answer any questions during this time and your camper’s Educator will be available after 8:45am. At 9:00am we begin regular drop off, still on the Southside of campus. Please park and escort your child to the check in tent. If you arrive after 9:15am please head to the main Museum to check your camper in at Camp Headquarters located in the Mercury Museum Room (MMR) behind the Main Admissions Desk in the lobby. Between 3:00-3:15pm, follow the signs and please queue up along the curb in our Southside parking lot, across the street from the main Museum. All adults are required to show an ID to sign out their camper, every day of camp, so please have your ID ready to show a camp staff member when you pull up to the loading zone. Camp Educators will help load your camper so you never need to leave your car! Summer afternoon parking can be very challenging due to our high attendance. If you are picking up from afternoon extended care, you can park and check out your child at the MMR, located behind the Main Admissions Desk in the lobby, or Camp Headquarters, located by the courtyard at Montessori Community School. Aftercare ends at 5:30pm sharp.
What happens during Afternoon Care?
What happens during Morning Care?
What should my child bring to camp?
Is there a way for me to know what my child will do in their camp?
How does parking work?
AT THE MUSEUM
Parking is available at both our North (main Museum) and Southside lots. During the summer, the Museum is very busy and parking can be difficult so please allow extra time in your schedule. For 3:00 afternoon pickup, we offer Curbside Camper Pickup! Between 3:00-3:15pm, follow the signs and please queue up along the curb in our Southside parking lot, across the street from the main Museum. All adults are required to show an ID sign out their camper, every day of camp, so please have your ID ready to show a camp staff member when you pull up to the loading zone. Camp Educators will help load your camper so you never need to leave your car! For a map of curbside pickup click here.
IN CHAPEL HILL
The Montessori Community School has a parking lot in front of the school. For drop off you can park and bring your camper to the courtyard. For a map of drop off please click here. For 3:00pm pickup, you can drive up to the very front of the school and queue up for curbside pickup. For a map of curbside pickup please click here.
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