How to find Performing Arts day camps

  1. Use our search filters and choose Category = Arts. Choose the Sub-categories you like.

  2. Enter your child's age and rising grade.

  3. Narrow by location, date, and times if desired.

  4. Many arts camps are half-day only. If you need a full-day option, include half-day in your search and look for camps that say "yes" under the Full Day Combo field; this means you can combine a morning and afternoon camp at the same location, often with extended day options.

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pointe shoeDance Camps

American Dance Festival hosts the unique Shadow Camp with PILOBOLUS.

Barriskill Dance Theatre School has many Disney-themed offerings for younger kids and Hip-Hop, Tap, and Ballet for older dancers.

Get folksy with Irish Dance and Folk Dancing at Durham Academy.

Durham Arts Council offers a variety of dance camps, including Swinging Swaziland, Groovy Guayana, and Intensives for intermediate level dancers.

You can RAP and do Hip Hop at  Walltown Children's Theatre.

Note that Carolina ballet offers a summer intensive for ages 9-11; auditions are in January.

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thespian masksDrama Camps

Two-week musical theater camps, Shakespeare, and Improv are among the offerings. The Levin JCC has and Aerial Drama camp that includes juggling, aerial silks, partner acrobatics, and clowning. At Durham Academy you can learn Acting for Film, and you can write your own play at Walltown Children's Theatre.



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music notesMusic Camps

Summer is a great time to try out music lessons.  Notasium offers Music and Play camps where your child will learn music fundamentals, as well as a beginning Piano Camp.

Ukulele is apparently quite popular; you can learn to play at Notasium, Durham Academy, and Immaculata Catholic School.

Try a little rock n' roll at Carolina Friends School and Duke School. And become a DJ at Durham Academy.

Browse all Triangle Music Camps


Durham Performing Arts Camp Providers

Links to the camp websites are in the yellow box on the right

Durham performing arts camp providers



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Camp Provider Websites

American Dance Festival

Barriskill Dance Theatre School

Carolina Friends School

Duke School

Durham Academy

Durham Arts Council

Durham Regional Theatre

Emily K Center

Immaculata Catholic School

Levin JCC

Montessori Children's House


Trinity School

Walltown Children's Theatre