Summer Camps
Entering Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
(click here for Track-Out Camps)

Join us for fun, play, and learning, each week with a different STEM spin! 

 

  • Campers will explore and learn about a new topic each week, through structured activities, hands-on experiments, crafts, and open play time

  • Spend time outdoors each day at a nearby park (weather permitting)

  • Led by experienced STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) educators

  • Small group size

  • Daily snacks are provided

We take Covid-19 seriously and follow strict protocols to keep your kids, our staff, and our community as safe as we can:

  • Staff is 100% fully vaccinated

  • HEPA air filters are always running

  • Masks are currently optional

  • If things change, we generally follow CDC and Wake County School guidelines and adapt them for our environment if needed

2022 Summer Camps

Astronaut Training

Weeks of June 13 & July 25

Now accepting applications for astronaut trainees! Campers will speed through a space relay, learn about planets and other objects in space, have a coding dance party, and launch their own bottle rockets!

Green Planet Art Camp

Weeks of June 20 & Aug. 1

Budding artists will explore a variety of crafts related to our own planet Earth! Campers will create sun catchers with dried plants, jewelry that changes color in the sun, bubble art, animal masks, air spinners, and leaf crowns, while learning about what makes our planet so special. Campers will also use found objects to create an Earth mural which will be displayed in the play space!

Gizmos & Gadgets

Weeks of June 27 & Aug. 8

Junior engineers will complete a series of design challenges to build all kinds of creative and functional contraptions! Campers will work with k’nex, legos, keva planks, tubelox, cardboard, and a variety of other building materials to collaboratively design solutions to solve problems. 

Rockin’ Reactions

Weeks of July 11 & Aug. 15

Beginner chemists will conduct some exciting and messy experiments while learning all about matter! Campers will experiment with solids, liquids, and gases as they learn about chemistry and how mixtures can combine to create new substances. Campers will create their own slime, bouncy balls, fizzing moon rocks, and even elephant toothpaste!

Ocean Explorers

Weeks of July 18 & Aug. 22

Junior oceanographers will spend the week exploring different ocean habitats! From investigating animals who live in tide pools to experiments to see deep sea vents in action, campers will explore the creatures and climate conditions that make each ocean habitat unique. We will  learn about human impacts on the ocean & collect discarded materials to make ocean art. Campers will also create a fish print t-shirt to take home!

Best-of-Camp 2022

Week of July 5-8

This special 4-day holiday-week camp will be packed with highlights from all of the camps we have done in the past year! Campers will complete STEAM challenges, creative art projects, chemistry experiments, and end the week with a make-your-own ice cream party!

Want to hear when we announce Fall 2022 Track Out Camps? Click Here.

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Cost

$300 per week (10% off for members!)

Drop-Off between 8:30am to 8:50am

Pickup at 3:00pm

$75 per week for aftercare from 3pm-5pm

50% is due at time of booking

Remainder is charged 1 month before camp

Questions? Email us at
camps@overthemoonplay.com

Schedule & Registration
Click here
to join a wait list if a week is full

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Sample Daily Agenda

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Camp Staff

Zanetha

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Zanetha is a North Carolina native, born and raised in Charlotte, NC. After earning a BS in Elementary Education, Zanetha moved to Raleigh, NC. She has taught first and second grade in Wake County on a traditional and year round schedule. In her free time, Zanetha enjoys spending time with her son and trying out new restaurants.

Matt

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Prior to moving to NC, Matt was Director of Outdoor Education and Asst. Dean of Students at the Marvelwood School in Connecticut. While living in D.C., he founded Outdoors With Friends, an organization facilitating outdoor programming for children with autism. He enjoys backpacking, kayaking, climbing, and skiing with his two children, playing guitar, wandering aimlessly through the woods, and keeping a keen eye out for the ultimate snowball fight.

Millie

Kate

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Millie is a graduate from the University of Memphis with a B.A. in psychology. She loves to work with children and has a passion for safety! She has a background in aquatics management and loves helping make Over The Moon a safe and exciting experience for all individuals. On her day off she loves to run, do yoga, and spend time with her dog, Thunder! 

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Kate moved to Durham from the D.C. area in August along with her husband and two and four year old daughters. She is a former elementary school science teacher and has also taught and led a variety of summer camps, environmental education classes, and outdoor adventure programs. Kate is loving being back in North Carolina where she went to college and met her husband and is thrilled to be a part of the Over the Moon team!

"We just completed our first track out camp here and our son loved it. They take covid seriously and the kids get outside daily with a mix of inside and outside activities. Our kiddo was so happy and we [will] happily take him back!"

Rich

"Our kids had an amazing time at track out camp. Also, it is a blast for open play! Everyone working there is great with kids!!"

Mary

"Definite 5 stars. My little guy (6) attended astronaut track out camp and absolutely loved it! The place was spacious & clean, the staff was pleasant to work with and showed genuine interest in his daily happiness. We'll definitely be back!"

Danielle