2023 AG Explore Camp

    This opportunity is available for rising fourth - sixth grade students who have been identified for AG or Talent Development services. Students will explore high interest enrichment topics across various core content areas to develop inquiry and investigative skills. Camp sessions will be taught by AIG certified teachers and teachers who are completing their AIG licensure at Duke University. This summer, AG Explore Camp will be held at different elementary schools. Due to high demand, priority will be given to students who have not experienced AG Explore Camp in previous years. In addition, selected students may only participate in one of the camps listed below.

    • Dates and Locations (Selected students attend just one of the camps):

            June 26 - 29 @ David D. Jones Elementary or

            July 10 -13 @ David D. Jones Elementary or

            July 17- 20 @ Union Hill Elementary

    • Time: Monday – Thursday, 7:45am – 2:30pm
    • Cost: FREE

    Participating students will need to be able to commit to the full 4-day camp experience.

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  • Camp Selection Details 

    Step 1:

    Space is limited, so unfortunately, not every student who registers in Step 1 will be selected to attend. Again, due to high demand, priority will be given to students who have not experienced AG Explore Camp in previous years. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, register your AG / MAP child to enter them in the selection pool with the link here to the Summer Enrichment Programs 2023 form before 5pm on Monday, April 24th. Use the registration code 657169 to complete the registration form for AG Explore Camp. If your child requires transportation, the closest school location for AG Explore Camp within the home school attendance zone will be displayed as the available camp(s) on the registration form.

    A family may register their child for more than one camp if the dates work for the family and if they can provide transportation to and from the camp. While a child can only be selected for one camp, it helps our department to know a family's availability.  

    When registering, families should use an email that they check on a regular basis. Last year, we experienced challenges with families receiving communication to ymail and Hotmail email addresses. Be sure to also check SPAM and junk mail. The AG Department's primary mode of communication will be through email. 

     Step 2:

    After the registration link closes at 5pm on Monday, April 24th, campers will be selected through a process which ensures that every elementary school is represented. Again, space is limited, so unfortunately, not every student who registers will be selected to attend.

    Step 3:

    During the week of May 8th, the AG department will send an email with the selection results to all families who registered their child.  The email will be sent to the same email address that was entered into the Summer Enrichment Program 2023 Registration form. During the week of May 8th be sure to check your SPAM and junk folders DAILY. 

    Selected campers will receive invitations via email to attend the camp and will be asked to complete the required camp forms. Families MUST accept the invitation AND confirm participation by completing the survey in the invitation email by 5pm on Monday, May 15th. Failure to complete the survey by the Monday, May 15th deadline will result in the loss of the selected camper's spot, which will then be relinquished and assigned to another applicant. 

    Step 4:

    Families will receive additional details via email, such as camp rules, expectations, drop-off, and bus information. Specific bus transportation details will be provided through the Here Comes the Bus app

    Step 5:

    Selected campers will attend AG Explore Camp at one of the camp sites and will experience 4 days of fun memories, stories and new friendships!!

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