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 The foundation of our After School program is supervised, unstructured outdoor play that teaches kids how to have fun outside and how to play with others. Staff also plan days of special structured activities like cooking, archery, canoeing, sports, crafts, gardening and more .

The Chestnut Ridge After School Program is a safe, faith based environment where a child can enjoy natural fun and just be a kid. 

Transportation Provided by Chestnut Ridge to

Students in Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Efland-Cheeks Elementary

E.M. Yoder Elementary

The Expedition School

Garrett Elementary  

Grady A. Brown Elementary

Gravelly Hill Middle School

Eno River Academy *Pending Interest


Hillsborough Elementary

New Hope Elementary

Orange Middle School

River Park Elementary

Stanback Middle School

South Mebane Elementary

You can pick your student up at Chestnut Ridge any time before 6pm


Full Time

$16.50 per day /  $2970 Per Year

Elementary Traditional Schools

August Through June

Billed $330 per month: Sept - May (9 mo)


Hillsborough Elementary


Billed $270 per month: July - May(11 mo)


The Expedition School


Billed $297 per month: Aug - May (10 mo)


Traditional Middle Schools

$286 per month

Part Time

All Students

$25 per day

Must enroll for specific days (ex. Mon and Wed) on a monthly basis

Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons are also offered at an additional cost for After School students during the Fall and Spring.

Inclement Weather

Chestnut Ridge will follow Orange County School decisions in regard to inclement weather.

Early Dismissals

$20 per day for students not already enrolled in the After School program

Students need to bring a lunch; snacks will be provided

2024-2025 PRICING

The Chestnut Ridge Afterschool Program serves children in many Orange County and Alamance County Schools.

Our after-school program provides a safe environment where children can explore their natural surroundings and connect with others. We believe that providing outdoor playtime is a great way to keep your child active and healthy.



  • First month's registration requires a $50 non-refundable annual supply fee and a $100 deposit per student. The deposit will be applied to your first month's tuition.

  • Monthly tuition is due by the 5th of each month. 

  • Tuition can be paid in-person with cash/check, or online with a credit/debit card or automatic withdrawl.

  • Late tuition payments will receive a $20 late payment fee

  • A month’s notice is requested for any child discontinuing the program


Q: What is the Chestnut Ridge Afterschool's approach to outdoor play?    
A: At Chestnut Ridge, we believe that outdoor play is essential for children's physical, emotional, and social development. That's why we incorporate a variety of outdoor activities into our after-school program, such as nature play, sports, and group games.    
Q: What sets Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center's afterschool program apart from others?    
A: Our after-school program is unique in that it combines elements of traditional after-school care with the outdoor and nature-based programming of our summer camp. We believe that this approach helps children to build confidence, learn new skills, and develop a love for nature.     
Q: What age groups does the After School cater to?    
A: We cater to children from kindergarten to 8th grade.    


Q: I don't see my child's school listed. Do you plan on adding service to additional schools?    

A: We are not just a Hillsborough After School or a Mebane After School. We are proud to serve many schools in the greater Orange County and Alamance County areas. Don't see your school listed? Inquire for more info as we are always looking to add more schools if they have sufficient interest from several families.   
Q: What are the hours of operation for the After School?    
A: Our afterschool program runs from the time school gets out to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can pick your child up at any time, but most get picked up from 4:45-5:30

Q: What is the cost of the Chestnut Ridge After School?    
A: Pricing varies depending on the program and length of enrollment. Please visit our website or contact us for more information.    
Q: Is transportation provided to and from Chestnut Ridge?    
A: We provide transportation from local schools to our after-school program. You'll pick up your child at camp. All of our drivers are over 21 years old and pick your child up from designated school locations in Chestnut Ridge vehicles (such as our big yellow buses named "Mac" and "Cheese." Please notify your children's school that they will be riding the Chestnut Ridge bus home. 

Q: How can I enroll my child in the Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center's after-school program?    A: You can enroll your child in our after-school program by clicking "register" in the top right corner or below

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