Here is the schedule for St. Christopher's 2015 Summer Camp.
||Mon-Thurs (June 1-4)
||K-2 Buddy Camp1
||Fri-Sat (June 5-6)
||Mon-Sat (June 8-13)
||Sat-Wed (June 6-10)
||Mon-Sat (June 15-20)
||Fri-Tues (June 19-23)
||Mon-Fri (June 22-26)
||Sun-Sun (June 28-July 5)
||K-2 Buddy Camp1
||Fri-Sat (July 2-3)
||Mon-Fri (July 6-10)
||Mon-Thurs (July 13-16)
||Mon-Sat (July 13-18)
||K-2 Buddy Camp1
||Fri-Sat (July 17-18)
||Mon-Sat (July 20-25)
||Mon-Fri (July 27-31)
||Mon-Fri (Aug 3-7)
Early Registration opens January 15th at 9:00 am. Closes January 30th @ 5:00pm.
General Registration opens February 4th at 9:00 am.
1 Buddy Camps are for a child and an adult to attend together. $216 is the total cost, not a per person cost.
2 For registration and pricing information on Family Camp, contact the Conference Center at (843) 768-0429.
3 Click here for more information on Outdoor Encounter Adventure Camps.
Our main method of communication from registration through the start of camp is via email. Due to the fact that spam filters seem to catch a lot of our emails, we ask that you please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure that our communications regarding your child’s camp registration are received. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.
Early registration (see following paragraph for qualifications) will be open Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9am through Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5pm. Registration will re-open for all applicants on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9am. Online applications or downloadable registration forms will be available on the website. We operate strictly on a first come, first served basis. Please note that sessions fill up quickly, so plan to apply early for the best opportunity of getting your first choice.
In order to register at the earlier date of January 15, the camper applying, their parents, or grandparents must be members (i.e. in regular, weekly attendance) of a parish or school of the Diocese of South Carolina or another Anglican or Episcopal parish or school that has booked use of St. Christopher at any time in the 2015 calendar year. The list of those eligible will be included in the online registration form that is used during early registration. Any applications received from non-members before February 4th will be rejected.
Apply for sessions according to what grade the child is currently completing, not according to what grade he/she will be in next school year.
For more information or to book a reservation for this program, please download a registration form from our website or call the Conference Center at (843) 768-0429.
This program is for younger campers, graduates of K5, 1st, and 2nd grades only. Buddy Camp gives children a chance to see what camp is all about by participating in a shorter session, with an added level of comfort – their Buddy. Camp runs from 9:00am on Friday to 5:00pm on Saturday for sessions 2 and 10; and from 9:00am on Thursday to 5:00pm on Friday for session 7. Campers attend with a same gender parent, older sibling (must be 18yrs. or older), or family friend. The cost for the adult “Buddy” is included in the session fee and each child must come with their own buddy.
Outdoor Encounters Adventure Camp
This program is for campers who want to truly “camp”. For more information, please visit our OE Adventure Camp page. Start and end times may vary slightly for our regular sessions and will be posted later as details of these trips are confirmed.
Except for Buddy Camp, camp sessions begin with registration from 1:30–2:30pm on the first day of the session. Please do not arrive before 1:15pm, as this hampers our efforts to get ready. Buddy Camp registration is from 9:00–10:00am on Friday morning for sessions 2 and 10, Thursday for session 7. All registrations take place in Susanna’s House.
Sessions 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 and 13 will end with a closing service on the final day of the session beginning at 9:20am in Susanna’s House. Sessions 1 & 9 will end with a closing service at 1:20pm on the final day. Parents, family, friends, clergy, children’s ministers and youth ministers are encouraged to attend this service. Camp is not over until the closing service is over. Please do not leave with your child until then. Buddy Camp ends at 5pm on Saturday afternoon for sessions 2 and 10 and on Friday afternoon for session 7.
Full Session Attendance
Campers are accepted for the entire camp session and must attend the session in its entirety. Please select a session that does not conflict with school, family vacations, or sporting events. To do otherwise is unfair to fellow campers, staff and those on the wait list.
Multiple Campers within the Same Family
When completing the online application, add all prospective campers in a family to the application before submitting the application and payment. If you are a grandparent applying for grandchildren from different families, please complete separate applications for each family of grandchildren. If applying by mail, we request a separate application and payment form for each camper to insure proper credit of the account.
Our preferred method of application is online. This saves both time and money, two precious commodities for a non-profit organization! If you do not have access to the internet and wish to fill out a paper application, you can request one from the Student Ministries Office by calling (843) 768-1337 or you may download one from our website. These forms will be available on January 15th. Please note that applications received in the mail are at a disadvantage as we receive our mail after 1pm most days.
Acceptance & Wait List
If the online registration is successfully completed and the application fee is paid, the camper has been accepted into the session selected. No acceptance emails will be sent. However, an automatically generated statement of account activity will be sent via email at the time of registration.
If applying for the Wait List, the camper will be notified for which session(s) he/she has been wait-listed. The maximum number of children allowed on a wait list is 25. If the wait lists are full for all sessions selected, we will notify you accordingly. When we receive cancellations for a full session, we notify children on the wait list in the order of application and require an application fee payment in order to secure a spot.
Cancellation Policy & Changes to your Application **Please read carefully**
All cancellations and changes to applications must be made in writing. Either e-mail us at email@example.com or write to us at Summer Camp, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455. Please do not request changes over the telephone.
Once a camper has been successfully registered for a session, there is a two week grace period from the time of application to request any changes or cancel without financial penalty. If cancellation is made after the two week grace period, the application fee becomes non-refundable. If cancellation is made after April 24th, refunds of any additional money paid will only be given if the created vacancy can be filled. Exceptions can be made in the case of documented medical emergencies or illness. Refunds must be requested within a month of the end of the camp session for which the child was registered. Refunds will only be issued to the parent/guardian named on the application within a month of the written request.
When registering, an application fee is required. The fee is $100 for all sessions except for Buddy Camp, which is $50. The remaining balance must be paid by April 24th (or within two weeks of your acceptance if applying after April 10th). If payment is not made by April 24th, a $20 late fee will be assessed for each camper. There is also a risk of losing the child’s place to someone on the wait list. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are legitimate challenges in meeting this deadline and we may be able to grant an extension. Note: No application fee is required for waitlisted campers.
Camp fees include room and board, program expenses, canteen, and a summer camp t-shirt.
Credit & Debit Cards
Credit and debit cards are accepted. There is a $3 charge per application assessed to final balances paid by credit card. Please check card numbers and expiration dates carefully. If a card is rejected for payment online, the application will be denied until a successful payment is made.
If a paper application is submitted and payment is made by check, the check will not be deposited until the camper has been accepted into a session. If a paper applicant is put on a wait list, the check will be shredded. If a check is returned, the camper registration becomes pending until a replacement payment is received. If payment is not received promptly, the application will be cancelled. If final payment is made by check, the $3 credit card fee will be waived.
Limited scholarship help is available from the James L. White Scholarship Fund. Generally St. Christopher can provide up to 1/3 of the cost for those with a verifiable demonstrated need. This assistance also asks the home church to provide 1/3 of the cost, and the camper’s family to provide the remaining 1/3 of the cost. The first step is to make application to the desired session, paying the $100 application fee. After successful registration, a completed scholarship application may be submitted. If we are not able to provide the necessary financial aid, the full application fee will be returned. Scholarship applications are due by April 24th and will not be accepted after this date unless you are registering after this date. If applying after April 24th, the scholarship application must be received within 14 days of the date of application.
In addition, we are asking all applicants and their families to prayerfully consider making a contribution to our scholarship fund. Please note a new scholarship gift option has been added to the checkout cart. Also, note the opportunity to decline or increase the giving level on the online application.
Medical forms must be postmarked by April 24th (if registering after April 10th, medical forms will be due two weeks from the date of registration). If medical forms are not postmarked by April 24th, a $20 late medical form fee will be assessed for each camper. There is also the risk of losing a camper’s place to someone on the wait list. Schedule an appointment for a physical exam with the child’s doctor ASAP. Doctor’s Care or Medcare Express can usually process camp physicals and forms in a short time if necessary. A recent signed physical (April 1, 2014 or later) for the Physician’s Authorization portion of Health Form Part B can be submitted. Please contact us at email@example.com to request an extension if there is a legitimate problem with the deadline. Medical forms are only accepted by mail – faxes and emails will not be accepted.
While we do our very best with homesick campers, we will contact you if we believe that a camper’s homesickness is proving to have a negative effect on the overall experience for other campers. Under normal circumstances, campers are not allowed to call home for the duration of the session; they may, however receive and send mail daily.
Cabin Mate Requests
We will not accept cabin mate requests on the application. The first page of the health forms (Part A) includes a space to record a request for two cabin mates. We will only consider mutual requests that are received by the April 24th deadline for medical forms. There is no guarantee, however we will do our very best to place your child with at least one camper of their choosing.