Camp Guidelines & Policies

Registration Information


Advance registration is required for all camp programs, and many fill up quickly. Please register early! A complete Camp Waiver (medical information/hold harmless form) must be filled out for each child. Camps may be combined or cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met by two weeks prior to start date. Full payment is required at time of registration.



Cancellation Policy


  • A refund (minus $25 per child per cancellation transaction) will be given for any cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the 1st day of the registered session.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made after the deadline (14 days or less).
  • If a camper is forced to leave camp due to injury or illness, a prorated amount of up to 50% of the fee may be refunded.
  • In the event that camp is cancelled by Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, your full payment will be refunded.

Discipline Policy


For the safety and well-being of all campers, children who are unable to behave appropriately, after repeated attempts of corrective actions, may be removed from camp and no refund will be issued. As a parent/guardian and camper, please read and follow Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s Summer Camp Code of Conduct.

Age Requirement


Your child must be within the camp age requirement by the first day of the session in which they are registered. Failure to accurately represent your child's age is grounds for immediate dismissal from camp without refund.

Once You Have Registered


Upon registration, an email will automatically be sent to you including a parent information letter, a camp packing list, and the Camp Waiver (medical information/hold harmless form). If you have not received this email within 24 hours, please call 843-795-4386. Please complete and return the Camp Waiver before the first day of the registered camp session.

Special Needs


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to utilize county park facilities and to register for recreation programs. Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis. During registration, please answer “YES” on the Special Needs prompt and the Camp Director will contact you to discuss your needed accommodations. Please feel free to contact the Camp Director prior to registration with any questions or concerns. Please allow at least two weeks’ notice to request accommodations.

Weather & Environment


Camp activities are held in outdoor settings. In general, these activities will be held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly and be prepared for anticipated conditions. CCPRC maintains the right to change or modify any program due to weather or environmental concerns.

Risk


All outdoor activities, including those offered by CCPRC, have inherent risks which include personal injury or property loss. In addition, there is a necessary level of physical health required. Therefore, you will be required to complete and sign the Camp Waiver which provides detailed medical information and acknowledges your understanding and acceptance of these risks (parents/guardians must sign for youth 17 and under) and waiving your rights for claims of negligence.

Hours


  • Drop-off: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up: 4:30-5:30 p.m. A $15 penalty fee will be added to your account for every 15 minutes your camper is left after 5:30 p.m. 
  • Several Adventure and Teen Venture Camps have overnight components, and Teen Venture Camp ranges from 1-4 nights on sleep away trips.

ScholarshipsThe Parklands Foundation
Full and partial scholarships for select camps are available through The Parklands Foundation of Charleston County, the nonprofit partner of the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. It was created to generate funding for the continued growth and development of the county park system and support increased leisure opportunities for residents.

Summer camp scholarships will be awarded based on economic need and will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants must complete a scholarship application with one of the following: a copy of your 2017 tax return or official verification of the child’s free and reduced school lunch status. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2018 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If an applicant has been awarded a scholarship and space is not available for any of the selected sessions, the applicant will be placed on the shortest waiting list of the selected sessions. If you have questions, please contact the Camp Director at 843-762-2172.

Photographs
Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission reserves the right to use photos taken of visitors while they are at CCPRC facilities or CCPRC-related events for publicity purposes.