Frequently Asked Questions
What programs do you offer?
We offer a variety of camps for youth K-12, including after-school clubs, track-out camps, summer camp, SAT/ACT Prep courses, and AP Computer Science courses. For more information about specific programs, click here.
Is my child too young to learn computer programming?
Of course not! Research shows that learning the basics of computer science and the foundations of programming can benefit children’s computational skills when applied to other topics, including math and science. We offer camps starting at 5 years old.
Are there any age exceptions made for camps?
Camps are designed with curriculum based on programming for campers of certain ability. However, exceptions may be made for campers with prior CAML coding camp experience, impending birthdays, etc. Please call our office for more information.
Will my child spend all of their time on a computer screen?
At CAML, we aim to keep students engaged in the material, which means during our longer programs, like all-day track-out and summer camps, we strategically schedule the day for success. Children will have designated screen time, but will also participate in structured outdoor and indoor activities.
Are lunch and snack provided during track-out and summer camp?
No. We ask that all students pack a lunch and 1-2 snacks (they will have a morning and afternoon break), as well as a water bottle. They will have access to a microwave and water cooler to refill their bottles. If your child forgets their water, we do have mini bottles.
Are before and after care available?
Yes! We offer both before and after care for our all-day programs for an additional charge. Before-care begins at 8:00 am and after care runs until 5:30 pm.
What is your student to teacher ratio?
Camp size will vary by program and week, but our maximum teacher to student ratio is 1:15.
Can the software used in camps and clubs be downloaded for use at home?
Yes- many of the programs used in our camps and clubs can be purchased/downloaded for home use.
How long are camps and after-school clubs?
Each track-out and summer camp is one week long, M-F, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Our after-school clubs vary by program and location, but typically run about 8 weeks, meeting once per week for 1-1.5 hours.
What is your adverse weather policy?
CAML Academy typically follows Wake County Schools delays and closings, but for additional information, check WRAL and WTVD-TV ABC News 11.
How do I register my child for a camp or club?
Register here, call us at 919-651-0804, or visit us at 133 Keybridge Dr. Suite D, Morrisville, NC 27560.
What are the qualifications of your teachers?
CAML Academy’s instructors are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields, with extensive computer science experience and programming backgrounds. For more information, please visit our staff page.
How is CAML Academy different?
At CAML, we design our programs to be fun, playful, and project-driven to address children’s natural curiosity. We believe children learn best when they are actively working on meaningful projects, generating new ideas, designing prototypes and constantly refining through an iterative process. Research shows that project-based learning helps students perform well on school tests, improves problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improves attitudes towards learning. Visit our About Us page to learn more our about our background and commitment to STEM education.