Summertime Means Playtime at Canterbury
Make Plans for Canterbury Summers!
Canterbury Summers will offer seven weeks of day camp for rising K-5th grade students in 2022. Drop in for one week or book them all and let us cover your summer camp planning for you.
Canterbury Summers will offer an experiential and age-appropriate program including:
- Skill-building on facilities across Canterbury’s dynamic 35-acre campus, from the playground to the pond.
Leadership and character development woven into daily activities. These life skills such as respect, kindness, communication, and cooperation will be presented in a special experiential curriculum designed to help students thrive. Canterbury's life skills curriculum is based on the character and leadership development program pioneered by Kieve-Wavus Education and outlined in their guide, "Kindness and Respect".
Most importantly: lots of PLAY and FUN!
Flexible payment options are available for multi-week reservations. In addition to paying for all camp weeks at the time of checkout, parents can make a $50 deposit per camp at checkout, and we will automatically deduct the remaining balance for each week three days prior to the start of the camp session.
Meet the Director
Tom Hartenstein is a 20-year educator in Wake County Public Schools and for the last 14 summers has directed a large sleep-away camp in Maine. As his family has grown, he has placed more importance on staying close to home and family during the summer, so he is excited to join the Canterbury team as director of Canterbury summers.
Tom grew up in Miami, Fla., and moved to North Carolina after college to pursue teaching and mountain biking. While in North Carolina, he met his wife Terrill, also a 20-year educator in Wake County. They live in Raleigh with their three children, Andy and Jake (9), and Eliza(1).
Tom says his vision for Canterbury Summers is to have a safe space for children to play and build community around the pillars of character development, kindness, and inclusion. Canterbury Summers will specialize in producing great kids and not specialize in any specific activity or sport. Tom's goal is to make Canterbury Summers the benchmark of summer programs in the Triad!