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Museum Camp (Durham)

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Museum Camp in Durham offers fun, discovery, and learning at our main campus. Your kids will enjoy indoor and outdoor learning environments, exciting activities, plus the best of the Museum.

Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill)

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Camp Curiosity at the Montessori Community School in Chapel Hill provides learning experiences with more opportunities for outdoor play, connection between camp groups, and elective activities.

What parents say…

“My kids told me this week was the best week of their lives in the past year… The price is a bargain considering the educational enrichment, the counselors’ skills and experience, and the excellent organization of the whole process. I have such gratitude for what they did for my special needs children.”

— Ashley G

“The kids loved the Montessori School location and asked if they could go to school there. They were clearly sparked by the activities and talked to me (unprompted in many cases) throughout the week about what they learned.”

— Amanda F

Our daughter LOVED the rollercoaster physics camp! Every day at pick up she was full of stories and excitement!” 

— Erika H

Contact Us

For information about camps, or to contact camp staff during Summer Camps:
phone: 919.220.5429 x405

For reservation or account setup questions, or to cancel or change a camp week:

: 919.220.5429 x313

Museum Camp (Durham)

Durham Location

433 W. Murray Ave Durham, NC, 27704 919.220.5429

Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill)

Chapel Hill Location

Montessori Community School 4512 Pope Rd, Durham, NC 27707 919.493.8541

Hours and Pricing


Camp Hours:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

AM care: 8:00 am – 8:30 am
PM care: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Morning Dropoff: 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Afternoon Pickup: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Camp Prices

Members: $325/week
General Public: $355/week

AM care: $20/week
PM care: $45/week
Lunch*: $45/week (vegetarian and omnivore options available)

* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp

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More Information

2023 Scholarship Application

The Museum’s Summer Camp offers week-long experiences for children ages four through rising 8th grade.

A limited number of scholarships are available for families who meet the income eligibility guidelines for the National School Lunch Program, or who are facing other financial hardships. If a family has more than one child, the parent or guardian may submit a separate application for each child in the household.

Scholarship application (English)

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Changes and Cancellations

The Museum can grant refunds for cancelled camp sessions only up to and including May 19, 2023. No refunds will be issued after this date. Changes to individual camp sessions may be made up to two weeks before a session start as available. Refunds and changes will incur a $30.00 fee per camp session.