Travel & Transportation

Airport Transportation

When flying into Durham, please use Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU). For Elite Residential campers flying into RDU, we offer a shuttle either for pick up ($50), drop off ($50), or round trip ($75). Please sign up for the shuttle when you register online. We will also need your flight info, which you may enter online at a later time, in order to arrange the shuttle. Additionally, please let us know if you’re flying as an unaccompanied minor. A camp counselor wearing a Duke soccer shirt will meet you at baggage claim upon your arrival and escort you to the shuttle. Please provide your cell phone number and record our emergency contact number (984-244-0112) in case of early or late arrivals.

Duke University

Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields.

Duke’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C, a city of more than 200,000 people. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe.

More than 75 percent of Duke students pursue service-learning opportunities in Durham and around the world through DukeEngage and other programs that advance the university’s mission of “knowledge in service to society.”

Durham, NC

Whether you know of Durham as the “City of Medicine” or the “Bull City” it’s easy to see why so many residents and businesses call Durham home.

Located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic, Durham is a community that is home to:

  • Art and science museums
  • Duke and North Carolina Central universities
  • Durham Bulls Triple-A baseball
  • More than 40 annual festivals
  • Over 300 restaurants
  • World-class medical facilities

With more than 5.2 million visitors annually, Durham is the top destination of arrivals at RDU International Airport.

It doesn’t take long for visitors to the City to notice the changing face of Durham, but the current exciting transformation is just 1 of many transitions the City has gone through as it has shaped a vibrant history over the last 180 years to become the world-class City it is today.

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Durham has over 60 lodging options (with over 7,500 guest rooms), ranging from charming bed and breakfast inns to full-service conference centers, from luxury hotels to rustic campgrounds. Parents and visitors have numerous options if they choose to stay in the city. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is located on Duke’s campus and offers the closest accommodations, located across the street from the Blue Devils’ soccer facilities.


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Thanks to a thriving colony of imaginative chefs and celebrated restaurants, Durham is known as the Tastiest Town in the South. Praised by noted critics at outlets like Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and The New York Times, Durham has garnered a long list of fans that have fallen in love with its imaginative culinary offerings. Options range from low-key but high-flavor experiences at food trucks, to award-winning fine-dining featuring fresh classics, to original fusions. With such a wealth of one-of-a-kind opportunities, Durham is a place where food cravings can be satisfied many times over and where new experiences can be found, Fresh Daily.