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Fun, memorable, and meaningful experiences for kids of all ages

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, all-camp games, 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:

emailsummercamp@lifeandscience.org
phone: 919.220.5429 x405

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

email: reservations@lifeandscience.org 
phone
: 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

Hours

Beforecare: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Camp Sessions: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Aftercare: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Camp Prices

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

Beforecare: $20/week
Aftercare: $45/week
Lunch*: $35/week (vegetarian and omnivore options available)

* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp

More Information

2022 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 canceled camp sessions only up to and including May 20, 2022. 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. All refunds and changes before or after May 20 will incur a $30 per camp fee.

If your camper cannot attend your week of camp due to a confirmed case or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our reservations team to discuss options.

If the Museum needs to cancel a camp for any reason, a full refund will be offered.