Camp Guidelines & Policies

Registration Information

Advance registration is required for all camp programs, and many fill up quickly. Please register early! A Camp Waiver must be completed 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

  • Registrants will receive a full refund if the camp session is cancelled by CCPRC.
  • Registrants withdrawing prior to the start of the camp session will receive a 50% refund. 
  • All participant withdrawals must be received during regular business hours.

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 be sent to you including a parent information letter and a camp packing list. If you have not received this email within 24 hours, please call 843-795-4386.

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. Prior to registration, a waiver is required in which you acknowledge, understand and accept these risks (parents/guardians must sign for youth 17 and under) and waiving your rights for claims of negligence.

Transportation

Our Adventure Camp, Teen Venture Camp, and Junior Lifeguard Programs require transportation for scheduled activities. We use 14-passenger mini buses, driven by our trained Camp Staff. Staff will only transport their assigned campers.

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 1-3 nights on sleep away trips.

Scholarships
Full and partial scholarships for select camps are offered 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 2018 tax return or official verification of the child’s free and reduced school lunch status. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2019 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.