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.

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 (age 5*), 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*: In Camp Iredell, if there are enough openings, we can consider children who are age 4 on a case-by-case basis, and as a trial period. Typically, these are children who are very close to turning 5, and usually have a sibling already in the program (though not required). These children would need to be comfortable managing their items during the day (backpack, lunch, shoes, etc), following instructions, and being part of a large group. Parents need to contact our office directly for a child to be considered, and our office staff will have to process the registration if approved.

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. What does camp do? Do they stay at the drop-off site the entire day?
3. What does my child need to bring to camp?
4. Do I have to register for the whole summer, or can I pick which weeks I want my child to attend?
5. How do I know where my child will be during the day?
6. How do I register my child(ren) for camp?
7. What are the payment options? Do I have to pay in full, or can I register with a deposit?
8. Do I get a discount if I enroll more than one child?
9. What if I need to cancel a week?
10. Are the campers divided into smaller groups based on age or activity?
11. What if I need to pick up my child early, before the camps are back at the school sites?
12. What is the staff to camper ratio? What is the usual age distribution in camp?
13. 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?
14. Do we have to be an Iredell County resident to participate in your camps?
15. What are the qualifications and requirements for the camp staff?
16. Do you provide receipts or payment summaries for tax purposes and/or dependent care spending accounts?