What are the age requirements for camp? What if my child has a summer birthday?

Camp Iredell is for ages 5-11. Camp Iredell Adventures is for ages 11-3. (Note: for 2021, Camp Iredell ages are modified to ages 5-12, since we are not offering the Camp Iredell Adventures program)

Our policy is that children need to be within the appropriate age range at the time they START camp (due to the high demand and limited availability). For the younger children, it is helpful if they have had experience in a group environment (ex: daycare, pre-school, or kindergarten), although this is not required to attend. For older children, as long as they are the appropriate age when they begin attending camp, they may continue to attend for the remainder of the summer (See EXAMPLE in 3rd paragraph).

Age 5: These children would need to be comfortable managing their items during the day (backpack, lunch, shoes, swimsuit, etc), following instructions, and being part of a large group. Must be able to change clothes and use the restroom independently.

Age 11-12: 11 year olds can be in either program. If a child turns 12 prior to their registered start of camp, they would not be eligible for Camp Iredell, but would still be eligible for Camp Iredell Adventures. If a child does not turn 12 until after they have already started attending Camp Iredell, they would still be eligible to attend Camp Iredell for the remaining weeks they are registered (but could also attend Camp Iredell Adventures if desired, or alternate between the two).

NOTE: With our online registration system, if your child ages out during/between the sessions, you may need to contact the office to continue the registration process for sessions past the DOB.

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1. What are the age requirements for camp? What if my child has a summer birthday?
2. How do I register my child(ren) for camp?
3. Do I have to register for the whole summer, or can I pick which weeks I want my child to attend?
4. What are the payment options? Do I have to pay in full, or can I register with a deposit?
5. Do I get a discount if I enroll more than one child?
6. What if I need to cancel a week?
7. If my child can not attend the entire week, can I pay for a partial week or be reimbursed for the days they are absent?
8. What does camp do? Do they stay at the drop-off site the entire day?
9. What does my child need to bring to camp?
10. Are the campers divided into smaller groups based on age or activity?
11. What is the staff to camper ratio? What is the usual age distribution in camp?
12. Do we have to be an Iredell County resident to participate in your camps?
13. What are the qualifications and requirements for the camp staff?