Summer Programs

Our Summer Program’s goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment while offering opportunities for personal and social growth, exploration, and fun. We promote a relaxed, easy-going, and friendly place for all students in our community and world.

Our programs consist of a variety of experiences for ages 3 through 15.  TDS offers a full-day summer program from early June through August. You may register for individual weeks or multiple weeks at a time.

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Mission & Values


We provide a safe, fun, and memorable summer experience for our students.  We foster a love of learning and a confidence to explore strengths and passions while also guiding our students to lead a life of purpose.


  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Resilience


2018 Summer Workshops

Camp runs from June 18  through August 10.

We offer 8 weeks of a variety of programs including, but not limited to:

Nature-based adventure camps
Art camps (weekly themes focusing on a particular media, technique, artist, and more)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Performing Arts
Strategy Games
And more…

More Information Coming Soon


Regular camp hours are from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Before-Care is available from 8:00am – 9:00am.
After-Care is available from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.



Age Group Type of Program Description Before Feb. 1st  After Feb. 1st
3-5 year olds Weekly Themes Students will engage in various activities (art, STEM, music, reading, and more) and experience field trips based on each week’s theme. $270 $285
6-9 year olds Workshop Options Choose from a variety of workshops available for this age group $270 $285
8-12 year olds Workshop Options Choose from a variety of workshops available for this age group $270 $285
13-15 year olds CIT Program See below for CIT program information. $90 $90
16-17 year olds Interns Interns will work closely with teachers and students assisting in workshops or wherever else needed. See below for more information about our internship program. Free Free
* Full payment must be made by February 1st in order to receive the discounted price.
* One-time registration fee of $20 per family which includes a camp t-shirt and processing fees. (not applicable to Interns)
* Discounts:
– Multiple children discount: 1st Child is Full Payment, Other child(ren) are 10% off
– Referral Discount: Receive 10% off tuition for every family you refer that registers.


Before/After Care Rates

Times Rate
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM $30/Week
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM $35/Week
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM $60/week
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (FULL DAY) $75/week
Drop-In $10/hour
Cancellation Policy

We will honor cancellation requests prior to June 1st with a cancellation fee of $54 (20% of the program tuition).
Cancellations made after June 1st are non-refundable.



Counselor In Training

This program is for students ages 13-15 seeking to gain leadership training.  CIT participants will work closely with a Leadership instructor 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 each student, 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 TDS Summer Program.




Interns will be working closely with teachers and students within the workshops. This program is designed for 16 and 17 year olds to work with experienced teachers assisting them in the classroom, activities, and field trips for their assigned workshop. Interns will be required to provide in-class support which may require dedicated time spent with specific students to facilitate the projects and activities.  Your job is to motivate and encourage the students in order to provide a fun and memorable experience for them, the teacher, and yourself.

This program is a great opportunity for you to gain the necessary skills to become a responsible and reliable member of the community with a strong work ethic. Although, this is an unpaid internship, keep in mind that the benefits of this program are incredible, and you will be able to add this experience to your resume in addition to receiving a letter of recommendation, if needed. Please submit a cover letter and a resume to .

Interns are also welcome to apply for our paid Before and After Care positions (limited spaces).

Registration will be available by January 2018