Welcome to Camp Bell

Camp Bell at Carolina Day School is an active day camp inviting children from the Western North Carolina community to learn and grow while having fun creating and fostering friendships. Join us this summer for your next great adventure! 

Ages 4-11 (Grades Pre-K to 5th)
One-week sessions June 17-August 2, 2019. (No session the week of July 1.)
Flexible time options for working parents.  Sessions fill quickly.

Below are the sessions for summer 2019. Use these links to register online for each session.

Session 1: June 17–21
Session 2: June 24–28
Session 3: July 8–12
Session 4: July 15–19
Session 5: July 22–26
Session 6: July 29–August 2

NEW! Summer Volleyball Skills Clinics!

Volleyball Skills Mini-Camps: Level 1 for Beginners

Designed for girls and boys who are new to the game of volleyball, these 3-day mini-camps are packed full of high energy volleyball fun! Perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of serving, passing, and hitting in a fun and action-packed environment. Grades 3-7. Cost: $95. Location: Nash Gymnasium at Carolina Day School. Register using the links below. Contact Kristin Peppel for questions.

June 11–13 from 9:30–11:30 a.m.

July 23–25 from 9:30–11:30 a.m.


Volleyball Camp: All-Skills Camp for Competitive Players

Take ALL your skills to the next level and have a blast doing it! Spend the week serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and playing defense in a dynamic and energetic environment. Skills will be integrated through competitive small group play and scrimmages. These camps are geared towards players who have played a minimum of 2 years on a competitive team. Cost: $205 Location: Nash Gymnasium at Carolina Day School. Register using the links below. Contact Kristin Peppel for questions.

June 17-21 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.


July 15-19 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.


Cursive Tutorial Course

This ‘Cursive Refresher’ course is being offered to current lower school students entering grades 1-5 for the 2019-20 school year.

When:  August 5, 6, 7, & 8


  • 9-10am 1st & 2nd grades
  • 10:30-12 noon 3rd, 4th & 5th grades


  • First Grade classroom for grades 1 & 2
  • Tutoring Room in LS (across from 5th grade classrooms) for grades 3, 4 & 5


  • $100 (4 hours/grades 1-2)
  • $130 (6 hours/grades 3-5)

Instructor:  Bev MacDowell, the Cursive Tutorial instructor, is a current Lower School Assistant teacher with over 12 years experience at CDS. She is Orton Gillingham trained and will be using the techniques used throughout the school year to teach beginning cursive writers in the classroom. This is her 5th year teaching the Cursive Tutorial.

Sign up online using the links below. Questions? Contact Bev MacDowell at bmacdowell@carolinaday.org.

Cursive Tutorial Course (1st & 2nd Grades)
Cursive Tutorial Course (3rd - 5th Grades)


The link below is for parents that need to go directly to their account and pay balances and submit any necessary forms.
Camp Bell Account



Commitment to character is the foundation of Camp Bell at Carolina Day School. Modeling the CDS mission, we inspire campers to become innovative thinkers who communicate with intelligence and clarity, create with vision and purpose, and act with courage and compassion to confidently make a meaningful difference in the camp community and in the larger world. We solidify this mission by pledging to the CDS Core Beliefs.

We work tirelessly throughout the year to develop an exceptional program and staff in support of our campers and of the mission and core beliefs of Carolina Day School and Camp Bell.

It is our expectation for all campers to be positive members of our camp community, have an open mind, be adventurous and fun to be around. It is our hope that you will be part of our camp family this summer.

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