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Bring on the Sun...
....Bring on the FUN!

Summer Camp Info


We are thrilled to offer camps at Shine Academy for the upcoming summer season. We will offer 9 themed camps, each lasting 1 week. Our camps will be jam packed with hands-on activities, games, crafts, field trips, and fun that will be sure to keep your kiddos entertained all summer long!

Each camp will be divided into three age groups: preschool, younger elementary, & older elementary. Our preschool campers (2.5-4 yrs.) must be potty trained and will join us from 9:00-1:00 but will not go on field trips. Both groups of elementary aged children will go on at least 1 field trip per week. All field trip fees, supplies, and activities are included in the cost of camp. Campers will bring their own lunch each day. Field trip destinations may change, if necessary, based on availability, weather conditions, or unforeseen circumstances. If a field trip destination has to be changed, a field trip of similar experience will take its place.

Pricing: All Preschool camps are $175 per week and run from 9:00-1:00 Monday- Friday. Campers will need to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All other activities, snacks, and supplies are included.

Elementary Age (Rising PreK-6th) camps for both younger and older elementary school children are $265 per week and run from 9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday. Campers will need to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All other activities, field trip fees, snacks, and supplies are included. 


**Please note that although camp themes are the same for all ages, activities will be tailored to the interests and skill level of each age group attending. **


Extended Day: Early drop off (8:00 am) is available to all campers for $35 per week. Late pick (5:30 pm) up is available to our elementary age campers for $75 per week and includes early drop off at no additional charge.

Click the link below to register. You will be directed to and prompted to create a username and password. Once you have done so, you will be able to complete the registration form. Please select all camps that you would like your child to attend when completing the form.  After submitting, please allow up to 72 hours for processing. You will receive an emailed invoice for the $50 deposit per camp. Please pay the invoice within 72hrs of receipt to secure your child's spot. If there is not an available spot in the camp/camps you have selected, you will receive an email notification and will be placed on a waitlist. You will not be charged a deposit until you are offered a spot. After you have paid the initial deposit, you will receive a second invoice for the remaining balance for each camp. All open invoices must be paid by one month prior to the first day of the camp week. If unpaid by the due date, the deposit will be forfeited, and the space will no longer be reserved. Additional waivers will need to be signed in person by a parent or guardian on the first day of camp.

Behavior Policy: When operating a successful summer program, our two main goals are to keep every child safe and to ensure that they are having a wonderful summer camp experience. In order to help accomplish these goals, we will be implementing a behavior policy for our summer camp participants. We aim to promote the success of each child by providing clear expectations and boundaries. We never want to disenroll a child from camp and will work hard to help prevent that from occurring. A child will receive a verbal warning and parents will be notified if any of the following behaviors occur. Hitting, kicking, biting, scratching, or any other behavior that causes a threat of harm to others, the use of vulgar or inappropriate language, verbal threats, intimidating others, or bullying, theft or intentional destruction of property, leaving a classroom, building, or designated area without first informing a teacher, any other behavior that creates an unsafe situation or environment for the child or others. We will guide children to make appropriate and safe choices while in our care and use any instance of undesired behavior as a learning opportunity. If a child's actions or behaviors are creating an unsafe environment for others, a parent will be required to pick the child up for the remainder of the day. Upon the 3rd occurrence of parent contact for behavior related incidents, the child will be required to be picked up from camp and will not be allowed to return for the remaining duration of the camp week. There will be no refunds or credits issued for any time lost if this occurs. 

Cancelation Policy: If you find that your child is unable to attend a camp that they are registered for, you may cancel up to 1 month before the first day of camp. You will not receive a refund for the $50 deposit per camp, but you will be refunded for any additional camp fees that you have paid. Please allow 8-10 business days for the refund to process to your original form of payment. You may also choose to transfer to another week of camp if space allows. There will be no additional charges if you choose to transfer to another camp. You will not receive a refund for any camps cancelled within less than 1 month of the first day of camp, however, you can transfer to another camp if space allows. 



Does your child love art and love making a mess even more? If so, this camp is sure to delight! We will explore a variety of art materials including several types of paint, clay, papier Mache', tie-dye, glitter, and more! The best part is you don't have to worry about the clean up! Our school age campers will also visit The Accidental Artist of New Bern to create their own unique piece of pottery.

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Blue Glitter Slime


Is your kiddo slime obsessed? Do they love mixing concoctions and observing reactions? If so, this is the camp for them! We will make all the slime they can handle, explore cause and effect relationships using candy science, and we even have a few (safe) explosions planned. Our older campers will also get to see first-hand the science behind how one of their favorite summertime treats is made and enjoy all the ice cream they can handle, YUM!

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This week we will celebrate our country and our beautiful Crystal Coast. We will start the week with some fun 4th of July activities and our older elementary campers will go to the Beaufort 4th of July parade. Throughout the week campers will engage in activities that help teach them more about the area that we call home. We will work on completing the Junior Ranger program and will have a few special guests and visiting experts. All school age campers will end the week by visiting the Beaufort visitors center for a lesson from a local park ranger, and a ferry ride over to Shackleford Bank's to learn more about the wild horses who live there. 

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Spend the week among the stars as we explore planets, spaceships, aliens, black holes, comets and more! This camp will include tons of space themed science and art activities including painting moon rocks, creating galaxy slime, and tasting astronaut food. Our school age campers will venture to Kinston for an interactive planetarium experience and a chance to explore the health and science mueseum. 

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Kids in the Museum



If your child can say Archaeopteryx and Parasaurolophus and knows all about the Cretaceous and the Jurassic, then our Dino camp is sure to delight. Let them unleash their inner paleontologist (or velociraptor) during this week filled with fossil digging, egg hatching, all things dinosaur, fun! School age campers will travel to the fossil museum in Aurora to learn more about dinosaurs and try their hand at finding a prehistoric treasure of their own. 

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Weather your swashbuckler would rather build a pirate ship and have a sword fight, create a shell crown with lots and lots of sequins and jewels, go on a real-life treasure hunt, or do it all, we have lots in store to keep every pirate and mermaid having fun all week long. Our school age campers will set sail on a daring pirate adventure aboard the Beaufort Pirate's Revenge. 

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At the Aquarium



Sure, we live at the beach, but does your child know all about the fascinating creatures that live in the deep blue? If digging for shark's teeth, investigating unique sea creatures, creating ocean inspired art, and adopting a pet sea creature of their own, sound like fun, then our Ocean Explorers camp is just what you're looking for. Our school age campers will also visit the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for an up-close look at some of the most amazing things the ocean has to offer.   

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Games, arts & crafts, and dance parties; everything is more fun when it glows in the dark! We are turning off the lights and breaking out the day glow for this week filled with glowing fun! Have a glow egg hunt, create awesome glowing attire, and get a bit messy with glow paint, bubbles, and slime. Our list of activities for this camp is nearly endless. Our school age campers will also have a chance to show off their glowing reverse tie-dye t-shirts under the blacklights when they visit Glo-Mania Laser tag. 

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Come celebrate the end of summer with us Hawaiian style! Create your own tropical fruit smoothie, cool off with lots of water play activities, learn the hula and limbo, create your own Hawaiian lei, and recreate a volcanic eruption. Tikiz of the Crystal Coast will be onsite to help us celebrate the last day of camp with delicious shaved ice! Our school age campers will also visit the Salty Pirate water park for a day of fun in the sun. 

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