A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

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Our summer courses are open to the larger community and rooted in the mission, values, and vision of our school.

Carolina Friends School's 2020 Summer Programs will offer a range of opportunities for students ages 4-18 for nine weeks, June 15 through August 14 (including July 4th).

If you haven't been a Summer Programs family in the past two years, please share your email here to receive notification when we prepare to release the 2020 schedule and open registration in January.

All of our courses are held on the Carolina Friends School main campus, conveniently located on 126 acres of woodlands and pastureland between Chapel Hill and Durham. Courses run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with Extended Day care options available from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm.

We aspire to provide programs that spark intellectual curiosity, encourage playful exploration, and help build character. At heart, this is a place of joy!

A few notes from 2019:

  • New courses included Art of Nature; Fantastic Fermentation: Cooking Art and Science; Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Animals and More Animals; Dungeons and Dragons: Delving Into Design; Jurassic Park: Mesozoic Meltdown; Science Fiction and Fantasy; and Space: The Final Frontier.
  • Our social justice offerings included Girl Power (a Week 6 leadership and communications skills development program) and Feminism is for Everyone (Week 8).
  • We continued popular new offerings from last year, including Fun with Fashion; Magic the Gathering, Math, and More (two sections); North Carolina Backpacking Adventures; and Star Wars Training Camp!
  • We saw the return of perennial favorites, including Backyard Broadway;Comic Design; Delicious Dessert Decorating; Harry Potter & Company; Mad Science Alert; and Minecraft Community.
Director Anthony L. Clay

We know you have choices. Thanks for considering CFS Summer Programs and let us know how we can help. We look forward to welcoming you to summer fun in 2020!

Anthony L. Clay, Director
Extended Learning @ CFS

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