Summer Program

 

TDS offers a full-day summer program from early June through August. Register for individual weeks or multiple weeks at a time. TDS and non-TDS students in rising TK – 8th grades are welcome!

FULL DAY SUMMER PROGRAM

Mission & Values

Mission

We provide a safe, fun, and memorable summer experience for our students.  We foster the fundamentals of student growth through field trips, athletic games, and character development.

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Values

Exploration Three days per week, we explore the educational and recreational sites of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.  We believe in providing our students the opportunity to experience North Carolina’s world class universities, museums, beautiful parks, and other attractions to enrich their educational experiences.

Athletics We promote community and healthy competition through our summer athletics. We value the love of the game, not the love of the victory.  Leadership, teamwork, and fair play are just a few of the benefits earned through effort and involvement in our athletic activities.  Multiple age-appropriate games are offered in basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, yard games, and others. Sports are played both inside the gym and outside on multiple fields.

Attitude Character development is a staple at Triangle Day School. Full Day Camp integrates the TDS Character program all summer long through weekly character traits and the daily character challenge. Traits used include perseverance, kindness, and honesty. There are no summer vacations when it comes to educating the whole child.

2017 Full Day Summer Sessions Available

9-One Week Sessions

Session 1 _____________________ June 12 – June 16
Session 2 _____________________ June 19 – June 23
Session 3 _____________________ June 26 – June 30
Session 4 _____________________ July 3 – July 7 (No After Care on July 4)
Session 5 _____________________ July 10 – July 14
Session 6 _____________________ July 17 – July 21
Session 7 _____________________ July 24 – July 28
Session 8 _____________________ July 31 – August 4
Session 9______________________ August 7 – August 11

2017 Field Trips

Rising TK – Rising 8th

Session 1 – June 12-16

ALL ABOUT SCIENCE

A science filled week is sure to kick off the summer with a bang! The NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is the largest institution of its kind in the Southeast.  The educational and entertaining exhibits provide campers with facts and fun at the same time.  After a visit here, students are sure to see science as spectacular.  Later in the week we head to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  This two story interactive science center has one of the largest butterfly houses on the East coast, and over sixty species of live animals.

Field Trip Destinations: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Museum of Life and Science, & Jordan Lake

Session 2 – June 19-23

CLASSIC SUMMER

This session is a throwback to summers past.  Once upon a time, children spent June, July, and August at the lake, going to the ballgame, and enjoying rides at the local park.  Our campers will take in a day game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, as the Bulls take on Norfolk.  We enjoy popsicles as we root (root root) for the home team.  Later in the week we head to Pullen Park in Raleigh. The 66 acre public park has a train, carousel, other small rides, and picnic areas.  Pullen Park was the first public park in NC, founded in 1887.  It is the 5th oldest operating amusement park in the U.S., and the 16th oldest in the world.

Field Trip Destinations: Durham Bulls, Pullen Park, & Jordan Lake

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Session 3 – June 26-30

ADVENTURE PLAY

This week campers discover their physical potential at the Triangle Rock Club.  25,000 square feet of climbing walls in Morrisville provide opportunities for students to explore and excel in a safe environment.  Later in the week, at Marbles Museum in Raleigh, campers ignite their imagination through play.  A hands on–minds on learning destination, today Marbles ranks among the top family destinations in North Carolina. We will also view an IMAX documentary movie on site, on North Carolina’s only certified 3D capable giant screen.  Adventure Play week is an annual favorite among TDS Summer campers (and counselors)!

Field Trip Destinations: Triangle Rock Club, Marbles Museum, & Jordan Lake

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Session 4 –  July 3-7

WATER WEEK

This week campers will take to the water!  We are headed to the Eno for a hike, followed by a peaceful wade in the river. The trip includes a walk across the suspension bridge that has proven to be a summertime favorite.   Later in the week we will head up route 85 to Falls Lake, a 12,000 acre reservoir.  Campers will have the chance to cool off in the lake along quiet beaches and shaded trails.  We will cap the week off with our Friday Jordan Lake trip, which includes our “famous” charcoal grill cookouts.

Field Trip Destinations: Eno River, Falls Lake , & Jordan Lake

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Session 5 – July 10-14

GOTTA GET BACK IN TIME!

This session takes our campers to a different time in history.  Oakview County Park, a 27 acre site, includes a number of historic buildings, farm history center, and a museum dedicated to telling the story of North Carolina’s agricultural development. Campers will learn about farming in the 19th century, including a demonstration of the world altering cotton gin. Later in the week we travel to Yates Mill County Park, an operable grain mill circa 1756.  The park is a 174 acre nature refuge where trained naturalists serve as guides.  Campers get into the action when they grind their own grains!

Field Trip Destinations: Historic Oakview County Park, Historic Yates Mill County Park, & Jordan Lake

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Session 6 – July 17-21

ADVENTURE PLAY

This week campers discover their physical potential at the Triangle Rock Club.  25,000 square feet of climbing walls in Morrisville provide opportunities for students to explore and excel in a safe environment.  Later in the week, at Marbles Museum in Raleigh, campers ignite their imagination through play.  A hands on–minds on learning destination, today Marbles ranks among the top family destinations in North Carolina. We will also view an IMAX documentary movie on site, on North Carolina’s only certified 3D capable giant screen.  Adventure Play week is an annual favorite among TDS Summer campers (and counselors)!

Field Trip Destinations: Triangle Rock Club, Marbles Museum, & Jordan Lake

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Session 7 – July 24-28

ANIMAL FUN

It’s a jungle out there!  At the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, campers meet tigers, lions, cougars, caracals, ocelots, servals, and other wild cats.  Our second field trip of the week takes us just around the corner from TDS to the Duke Lemur Center.  The 85 acre sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates is celebrating 50 years of trailblazing lemur research and conservation.  Along with a tour of the site, campers are introduced to 10 different species of prosimians.

Field Trip Destinations: Carolina Tiger Rescue, Duke Lemur Center, & Jordan Lake

 

Session 8 – July 31-August 4

WHICH BLUE ARE YOU?

This week students will experience one of the most unique advantages of living in the Triangle. We will take short rides to two of the most distinguished universities in the United States: Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. We are so fortunate to have such academic accomplishment within minutes from TDS.  Students will explore the libraries, campus landmarks, and sports facilities.  Whether you root for the Tar Heels or the Blue Devils, this one is a week to remember.

Field Trip Destinations: UNC Campus, Duke Campus, & Jordan Lake

 

Session 9 – August 7-11

SPACE WEEK

This week students discover the final frontier: space! The Morehead Planetarium, located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, houses a theatre, classrooms, and exhibits.  Millions have visited the planetarium, the most famous being the US astronauts in training for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. Campers will watch a show in the dome, and enjoy live experiments!  Later in the week we head to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for more space investigation.  Campers explore a satellite mapping table, climb inside a command module, and dock a satellite. We will also check out the Launch Lab, where campers explore the principles of flight, gravity, and airflow.

Field Trip Destinations: Morehead Planetarium, Museum of Life & Science, & Jordan Lake

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Reminders:

  • We travel to Jordan Lake every Friday to cool off and to enjoy a charcoal grill cookout.
  • During the two days per week that we do not take a field trip, campers participate in activities based on the theme for that week. For example, during SPACE WEEK, we will have space themed arts and crafts.

 

Hours

Regular camp hours are from 8:30am – 3:00pm.
Before-Care is available from 7:45am – 8:30am.
After-Care is available from 3:00pm – 5:30pm.

Rates

Before February 1st: $250
After February 1st: $275

Cancellations made after June 1st, 2017 are non-refundable.

Before/After Care Rates
Pay in Advance: $85/week for Before & After-Care (both included in price)
Drop-in Rate: $25/day

Discounts Available

Sibling Discount: 1st child – Full Price, 2nd child – 10% off

Multiple Sessions Discount:
2-3 weeks – $5 off each week
4-7 weeks – $10 off each week
8-9 weeks – $20 off each week

Referral Discount: $10 off for every week a non-TDS student you referred registers

*There is a one-time registration fee of $50 which includes a camp t-shirt, water bottle, and processing fees.

 

Summer Program Directors

Maria Vera

Maria Morrison serves as the Athletic Director, After School Program Director, and teaches Middle School Physical Education at TDS. She coached volleyball and basketball at TDS from 2009-2012. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, with minors in Recreation Administration and Coaching. She is certified in CPR.

 

 

CIT SUMMER PROGRAM

Counselor In Training

This program is for rising 7th-10th grade students seeking to gain leadership training.  CIT participants will work closely with Camp Director, Maria Morrison to learn the ins and outs of leading and managing a Summer Program.  CIT participants will also have the opportunity to become CPR and First Aid certified.  In addition to leadership training, as part of our full day camp field trips, CIT get to experience the various educational and recreational opportunities the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area has to offer.  These experiences and skills will benefit your teenage son or daughter, and look great on future resumes and applications. Please see above for information about the summer schedule, rates, and discounts.  If you have any other questions about the CIT program, please email Maria Morrison.

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