Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Is it summertime yet? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have warm weather and sunshine on your mind. When school calendars draw to a close, Chatham County summer camps are opening their doors. For every interest and hobby, local summer camps provide a diverse range of offerings. Because there is just so much to choose from, it’s understandably hard to decide on just one. Learn more about how the 2018 Chatham County Summer Camp Meet & Greet will answer all of your questions in one place!

Sponsoring the event are Chatham County Parks and Recreation and Pittsboro Youth Theater. For just a taste of what you can expect at the event itself, here are some of their summer 2018 offerings.

Summer Fun Fact: The month of July was named after Julius Caesar by Marc Antony.

Chatham County Parks and Recreation:


From fishing to boating to swimming and hiking, there is not much that the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp at Northwest Park does not bring to the table. Run as a “traditional style” summer camp, rising kindergarteners to rising 8th graders can expect an action-packed week. Not to forget about Friday Fun Day, the end of the week means it’s time for the water slides!

Camp runs from Monday to Friday and the tuition per child is $55 per week. Early drop-off begins at 7 a.m. and late pickup is at 6 p.m. There’s a full day of camping to do!

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Summer Fun Fact: The Eiffel Tower actually grows during the summer. Because it is made of metal and metal expands with heat, the Eiffel Tower can grow more than 6 inches during summer.

Pittsboro Youth Theater:

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. unleash your artistic side with Pittsboro Youth Theater in the Sweet Pea Theater. In June, July and August, you can find these campers practicing a variety of theatrical skills in preparation for a live play. During the month of June, ages 8-10 will be preparing for Snow White and ages 10-12 will be working on The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. In July and August, ages 10 and up will be in “Neverland” with Peter Pan, ages 8-10 will sail away in the Pirate Theater Camp and ages 12 and up with perform Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

Camp offerings range from a week to three weeks with prices varying per selection. Send in your application today to guarantee a creative summer you won’t forget!

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Summer Fun Fact: Summer is the busiest time of year for movie goers. Hollywood depends on summer months for a critical portion of their annual sales.

Summer Camp Meet & Greet:

This free event will be held on Tuesday, February 13th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 65 East Chatham Street in Pittsboro. Learn more about the offerings of local summer camps and the details of programs and registration information. Ask the experts themselves! Stay tuned for Chatham County’s annual summer camp guide for more information of upcoming camps and programs in the area.

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