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

General Information, Weeks 4-9

Carolina Friends School Summer Programs aims to provide a high-quality, enriching, fun, and diverse experience to students from a wide range of backgrounds informed by the philosophy of Carolina Friends School.

How to Enroll

Online registration for our 2.0 (i.e. virtual) classes Weeks 1-3 is open; for now, we're suspending registration for Weeks 4-9 (on-campus) as we determine how we're handling those sessions.

  • For new students, please create a CampInTouch account.
  • For already-registered, returning students, please visit my account.
  • Feel free to refer to our tutorial videos that walk through the CampInTouch registration process.

General Course Information

Our courses for ages 4-18 generally have 10-14 students with one instructor and usually counselors-in-training or interns to assist. We enroll a smaller number in our Early Learner classes and more in some athletic and sports courses.

The workshops typically run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with Extended Day options for students needing care before and/or after workshops, overseen by adult leaders with college and high school-age assistants (generally a 1:8 ratio of staffers to students).


We appreciate the financial investment and other choices made by families to enroll a child in CFS Summer Programs. Our 2020 courses generally run from $295 to $325 per week. From that amount, we:

  • cover course-specific and program-wide expenses
  • provide tuition assistance (please see FAQs below) for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate
  • compensate our staff (and are intentional about wanting to increase what we're able to do for them over a multi-year span)
  • return to the School resources that support teaching and learning during the academic year.

We also want to increase our tuition assistance and nonprofit partnerships over the next few years. To that end, we invite you to consider during the enrollment process if you might make a tax-deductible contribution to CFS (in addition to your annual support of your child's school) to help enable another child to enjoy a fun summer experience on our 126 acres. Thank you!

Like many of our peer schools, we do have a $15 per family per summer registration fee that underwrites the substantial year-round cost of the CampInTouch online enrollment system and database.

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  • We happily maintain a waitlist, especially because we do sometimes have cancellations. Enrollments are accepted up to the first day of each session.
  • If a class is full, we encourage you to enroll in an alternative course AND then to contact us to go on the manual waitlist for the original choice (there is no tuition deposit required for the waitlist course).
  • Occasionally, we'll make a different choice based on age or gender considerations, but generally go by date of waitlist request. If an opening occurs, we'll contact you to see if you're still interested and make the shift without charge.
  • Remember that as families' plans change, so does our website, so please check back with us. We'll keep the weekly Courses pages up-to-date on openings.

Payment, Changes, and Cancellations

  • When you register, there is a non-refundable tuition deposit fee of 25% by credit card or check. You're also welcome to pay more or in full.
  • Due to COVID-19, you will not be charged for a remaining balance on May 31. There is not a set date remaining balances will be charged.
  • We're glad to work with you if installment payments would be helpful.
  • There is no fee to change to a different course or a different week before May 31. After that date, on a case-by-case basis if space is available, a minimum of a $20 administrative fee will apply (and in some circumstances the deposit amount as well).
  • Should you decide to cancel your registration before May 15, we'll refund monies paid in excess of the deposit.
  • After May 15, no refunds are possible and full payment is due. However, if we have students on a wait list for the course, we'll gladly contact another family immediately to see if they’re still interested; if we can fill your space, you'll receive a refund minus your deposit and a $25 administrative fee.
    • Please note this policy is being waived in light of COVID-19.


We reserve the right to ask a student not to return due to behavioral problems. Program fees will be forfeited.

Also, we appreciate sufficient information on the medical forms so our teachers are able to work with a student. If they encounter behavioral issues connected to a medical or behavioral condition not disclosed, we reserve the right not to invite the student back for that session or future sessions.

Thank you for giving us the necessary information to ensure your child and all children have a pleasant, positive experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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CFS Main Campus is conveniently situated minutes from Chapel Hill and Durham, close to I-40 and I-85.


Course Times:
M-F 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Extended Day Option: M-F 8:00 am - 5:45 pm

Contact Us

tel: 919.383.6602 x*263
fax: 919.383.6009