Camp Bell

Summer Day Camps at Carolina Day School

Camp Bell at Carolina Day School

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.

Give your budding scientist or conservationist an immersive experience in nature. Treat your child's imagination to a week of superhero, fairy play, or field games. Camp Bell offers a wide variety of camps and activities from which to choose. Join us this summer for your next great adventure! 

One-week Sessions June 11-August 3
Flexible time options for working parents. Sessions fill quickly.



See below for highlights of the camp sessions we're offering this summer, then register online using the link above. 

Adventure Activities with Inside Out and Outward Bound

Inside Out Trips - Shining Rock and Slick Rock (rising grades 6–8)

Join us for 5-day trips in July to Shining Rock and Slick Rock led by Inside Out, a comprehensive education organization offering exceptional experiential education and group opportunities in an outdoor setting.



Outward Bound (rising grades 9–12)

Through a unique partnership with Outward Bound, Carolina Day School students in rising grades 9–12 have the opportunity to participate in an Outward Bound course. Learn more.

Art Classes with Silver River Center for Chair Caning

Classes with Silver River Center for Chair Caning

This summer, students can learn the art of caning that dates back to ancient Egypt! Or spend a fun afternoon with your child working together and learning the fun and functional tradition of Shaker Tape Weaving. These Camp Bell summer programs are taught by Brandy Clements, a 4th-generation chair caner and co-owner of Silver River Center for Chair Caning. Held in late June, Camp Bell offers student classes (for grades 6–12) and adult/youth classes (for ages 7+ with an adult).



Environmental Education with Camp Muddy Sneakers

Join Camp Bell for exciting environmental education and leadership camps in partnership with Camp Muddy Sneakers!

  • Nature Explorer Camp (rising grades 1–3) engages campers with awesome outdoor games and crafts as they delve into nearby ecosystems.

  • Trail Blazers (rising grades 4–6) inspires curiosity, a connection with nature, staying active, and cultivating a sense of stewardship by hands-on experiential learning with full-day field expeditions.

  • Leadership camp (rising grades 7–8) is designed to help campers develop an awareness of their capabilities and how they can make a difference in our community.



Sports Day Camps (volleyball and soccer)

Volleyball Day Camps

Whether you’re new to the sport or want to take your skills to the next level, you’ll have a blast! Led by CDS Head Coach Kristin Peppel.

  • Lil’ Ballers Volleyball Camp (Co-ed, Grades 1–5)

  • Volleyball Skills, Strength, and Agility Camp (Co-ed, Grades 8–12)

  • All-Skills Volleyball Camp (Girls in Grades 8–12 and Grades 6–9)

Soccer Day Camps

Whether you’re a beginner or want to take your skills to the next level, you’ll have a great time! Led by CDS Head Coach Anthony Brenner.

  • Wildcat Soccer Camp (Grades K–5) and (Grades 6–12)

  • Wildcat Soccer Skills Clinic (Grades 6–12)

Theme-based Camps with Asheville Plays!

Theme-based Camps with Asheville Plays!

Join Camp Bell for exciting memory-making experiences in partnership with Asheville Plays! 
  • Pirates of the Appalachians
  • Superhero Academy
  • Color Me Crazy
  • Icky Sticky Island
  • Nutty About Nature
  • Field Day Fun

Dates: June 11–August 3 (no camp on July 2–6), Monday–Friday


  • Morning Session 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Ages: Kindergarden–Grade 3



Even MORE Theme-based Camps

Even MORE Theme-based Camps

Camp Bell offers a number of theme-based, full-day and half-day camps for your child. See below for a list of topics your child can explore. We are sure they will love all the selections!

One-week Sessions June 11-August 3, 2018

  • Half-Day (9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.)
  • Full-Day (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

American Girl Camp

Board Game Frenzy

Bottle Camp Art

Camp Half Blood

Camp Pokemon

Colorful Clay Creators

Cooking 101

Culinary Challenge

Dave Pilkey Comic Book Camp



Food Art

Fun with Forts

Games Galore

How does your garden grow?

Jedi Knight Training

Little Ballerinas

Little Builders

Mythical Fairy Art

Nerf Wars

Painting & Drawing

Parks & Playgrounds


Pirate Adventures

Pizza! Pizza!

Space Adventure

Squishy, Squooshy and Squashy

Super Superheroes!

Swimming Hole Adventures

The Goblet of Fire

The Great Escape

The Sorcerer's Stone

The Super Hero Training Academy

Trekking Western North Carolina

We are Vikings!

Wild Things Animal Art

Wildcat Records

Wonder Camp

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