It's hard managing your family's schedule when you work full time. By the time you get the school year running smoothly, it's already time to plan for summer. Arranging a full summer of child care is the annual task most moms dread. The lack of true full day options can be frustrating and make you feel like you're the only mom who has a normal 9-to-5 job.

That's why Summer Camp Guru has search filters that allow you to pinpoint camps by drop-off and pick-up times. Search results provide details for each weekly session, including extended care costs. See how it works:

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True Full Day Camps by Area

Covering at least 8:45 to 5:15

This includes locations where you can combine half-day camps to make a full day ("full day combo" field in our sessions details). Just be aware that it's often more expensive than a single full day camp.


Cary & Apex Camps

Camp Provider Age/Grade Range
Wake Tech 13 17
TRIumph Gymnastics 5 12
Triangle Table Tennis 7 14
Triangle Rock Club 6 16
Triangle Camps for Kids 5 14
Town of Cary 1st 9th
Tinkering School 8 12
Superior Gymnastics 4 12
Sun Star Farm 4 12
STEM For Kids K 9th
Spanish For Fun Cary 1.5 6
Science Fun For Everyone K 6th
Schoolhouse of Wonder 5 12
Renaissance Montessori of Cary 1.5 6
RDU Tennis 5 14
NetSports K 8th
Jordan Lake Boating Camp 5 12
Jellybeans Skate Center K 5th
Giggles Drop-in Childcare of Cary 5 12
Bounce U 5 14
Arts Academy of Apex 5 up


Chapel Hill Camps

Camp Provider Age/Grade Range
UNC Volleyball 6th 12th
Orange County Sportsplex 5 14
The Arts Center K 12th
Schoolhouse of Wonder 5 12
Savvy Soul Kids 7 13
Progression Climbing 7 14
Piedmont Wildlife Center 7 17
Orange County Sportsplex 5 14
Orange County 4-H 6th 8th
New Hope Camp 1st 10th
Museum of Life and Science PK 8th
Morehead Planetarium 6th 8th
IMACS of NC 3rd 8th
Family Martial Arts 4 12
Emerson Waldorf School 6 15
Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center PK 10th
Chapel Hill Gymnastics 4 up
Chapel Hill - Carrboro Schools 1st 6th
Afterschool Art and More 5 11
1870 Farm 5 13


Durham Camps

Camp Provider Age/Grade Range
Wythabalance Yoga 6 15
Woodcroft Club 5 12
Walltown Children's Theatre 4 14
Triangle Day School 4 12
Southpoint Academy 1st 6th
Seeds 1st 11th
Schoolhouse of Wonder 5 12
RDU Tennis 5 14
Piedmont Wildlife Center 5 17
Old Mill Farm 5 10
Museum of Life and Science PK 12th
Montessori Community School 1.5 3
Montessori Children's House 2nd 7th
Levin JCC K 8th
Lerner Jewish Community Day School 2 4
Hux Family Farm 7 13
Hoops City U 6 12
Grey Stone Kids Camp 1st 9th
Girls Rock NC 2nd 10th
Fun Works 4 12
Eno River Association 6th 12th
Durham Academy K 12th
Durham Arts Council K 8th
Duke School 4 15
DPS Oak Grove 1st 6th
DPS Hillandale 1st 6th
DPS Creekside 1st 6th
CraZBrain 2nd 6th
Carolina Friends School 4 18
Camp Invention K 6th
Camelot Academy 6 12
Bull City Gymnastics 4 up


Raleigh Area Camps

Camp Provider Age/Grade Range
YMCA Camp Kanata 6 12
Wolfpack Swim Camp 9 18
Wake Tech 11 17
Wake Forest Parks & Rec 6 12
Wake Christian Academy 6th 11th
Triangle Rock Club 12 up
STEM For Kids K 7th
St. Timothy's School 1st 9th
Spanish For Fun Wake Forest 0 8
Spanish For Fun Glenwood 1.5 6
Spanish For Fun Duraleigh 0 3
Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio 5 17
SMILE Camp K 12th
Saint Mary's School K 12th
Raleigh Little Theatre 1st 9th
Raleigh Area Children's Theatre 1st 10th
Pro 3:5 Sports Academy 1st 8th
Polar Ice House 5 13
Polar Ice House 5 12
Piedmont Wildlife Center 7 17
New LIfe Camp 4 10
NC State Design Camp 9th 11th
NC Museum of Art 6 18
Marbles Kids Museum 5 10
Lee Brothers Tae Kwon Do 1st 6th
IMACS of NC 3rd 8th
Holly Springs Parks & Rec 5 13
Gymcarolina Gymnastics 5 up
GRACE Christian School K 8th
Girls Rock NC 2nd 10th
Gamesturz 7 12
eNeRGy Kidz K 6th
Dead Broke Horse Farm 5 up
Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex 5 15
Changing Tomorrow Farm 6 13
Camp Invention K 6th
Camp Invention K 6th
Active Tracks Camp 5 12


So how much is it going to cost?

Cost varies widely and depends on the activity type, counselor ratio, and amenities. You will get a very different experience from a traditional day camp where you play games and go on field trips vs. a high-end technology camp with certified classroom teachers. However, there is something for all budgets and interests (albeit not all locations).

The average cost of a full day Triangle summer camp is $283, ranging from $80 to $525.

  • based on weekly session data from 2018 with 250 camp providers in the Triangle area

  • includes the cost of before- and aftercare if applicable

  • coverage from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM - there are 100 providers

  • does not include combining half day options


Also, don't forget about your nearest YMCA! Unfortunately, we were not able to include those camps in our database due to the difficulty of obtaining the information.


To get details on a specific camp, use the keyword search at the bottom of the camp search criteria page.

Don't forget about financial assistance! Many camps offer this, but you need to apply early. Check the scholarship box in your search criteria to get a list of camps that offer financial aid.


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