A typical day

of Summer Camp

 

Click through the slideshow to see what a day at camp is like.

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Breakfast
Breakfast

The day gets started off right with breakfast at 8:30 am. Our cafeteria staff have been up early to fix some of your favorites--eggs, bacon, biscuits, and grits are among the most popular items. There’s also a variety of cold cereal in case you’re extra hungry.

Clean Cabin
Clean Cabin

After breakfast, it’s back to the cabin for cleanup. The Assistant Directors will be coming around later for inspection, and the cleanest cabins will be rewarded at lunch. Maybe today you’ll do a little decorating to make a good impression.

On Friday mornings, we have a baptism service for campers who have accepted Jesus into their hearts as Savior and Lord and wish to be baptized here at camp. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the baptism service, you can easily indicate so on the Camper Application.

Breakfast
Breakfast

The day gets started off right with breakfast at 8:30 am. Our cafeteria staff have been up early to fix some of your favorites--eggs, bacon, biscuits, and grits are among the most popular items. There’s also a variety of cold cereal in case you’re extra hungry.

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Our Philosophy
“Let the little children come to Me"
Luke 18:16

 

Summer Camp at South Mountain is a unique and memorable experience that can impact a child's life. Our policy has always been that no child will be denied the opportunity to attend camp for financial reasons. Our one-week programs are available for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15, regardless of their ability to pay. With over 260 acres of property, we are able to offer a wide variety of facilities and activities. Flip through the slideshow to tour a typical camp day, watch the video to see some activity highlights, or scroll down for more information.

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Mikel Collins

Program Director

Ask the
Director

Summer Camp

1. What is the age requirement for Summer Camp?


Our Summer Camp program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. Exceptions are made for 6-year-old campers who will be going into second grade immediately following the summer. Campers older that 15 may qualify for our JC (Junior Cabin Director) program, but they must be recommended for this program by a SMCC staff member or clergy.




2. How long do campers stay at Summer Camp?


Campers stay 6 days and 5 nights at camp. Camper check-in is 3:00-4:00 PM on Sunday. The camp week ends when campers are picked up on Friday at 6:00 PM.




3. How many campers will be at the Camp?


During our Summer Camp program we normally have up to 100 campers at Camp each week. Due to COVID restrictions, we are limiting enrollment in 2021 to 60 campers per week. Our program will operate this way for six consecutive weeks positively impacting the lives of 360 children this summer.




4. How many campers are in each cabin?


Campers are placed in a cabin group with 5-7 other campers. Cabin assignments are based on the age of the camper. Roomate requests should be made in advance when the Summer Camp application is sent in. However, these requests cannot be guaranteed.




5. What kind of supervision is provided for campers?


The safety of our campers is top priority. Each cabin group will be have a fully-trained Cabin Director. All Cabin Directors are hired through a process which includes an extensive job application, thorough reference check, personal interview, and criminal background history check. All Cabin Directors are certified in First Aid and CPR, and attend a week-long training session before campers arrive. We also have fully-certified lifeguards who supervise all swimming and boating activities.




6. When does Summer Camp take place?


Summer Camp runs for six consecutive weeks during the summer. Our 2021 summer camp schedule is as follows.

Week 1: June 27-July 2

Week 2: July 4-July 9

Week 3: July 11-July 16

Week 4: July 18-July 23

Week 5: July 25-July 30

Week 6: August 1-August 6

Each camper may choose one of these weeks in which to attend. Campers may not attend more than one week of Camp per summer.




7. What is the cost for a week of Summer Camp?


The full cost for a week of camp is $215. This includes lodging for 5 nights, all meals, snacks and activity fees. Scholarships are available for those who cannot pay the full amount.

There is a camp store where campers can buy souvenirs and camp memorabilia. This is only open at the end of the week when parents come to pick up their campers.




8. How can I email my camper?


Sadly, we've had to discontinue our "Email Your Camper" service for multiple reasons. This is an effort to make camp a positive, enjoyable experience for all of our campers.





You Will Need

Sleeping Bag or 2 Sheets and a Blanket

Pillow

Athletic Shoes & Socks for 5 Days

Underwear For 5 Days

Clothes For 5 Days (shirts required)

1 or 2 Pairs of Jeans

Toiletries (Only Hand Soap & Toilet Paper are Provided)

Rain Poncho or Lightweight Jacket

Bath Towels & Wash Cloths

Swimming Towels

Swimming Suit (no bare midriff)

Disposable Camera (optional)

Bible & Notebook (optional)

Fishing Gear (optional)

Not Allowed

Phones/Tablets

iPods/MP3 Players

Any Electronic Devices

Drinks or Snacks

Knives or Martial Arts Weapons

Firearms or Fireworks

Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco Products

E-Cigs or Vaping Products

Inappropriate Reading Materials

 

If brought, these items will be taken and held in the office until camper's departure. South Mountain Christian Camp and its staff are not responsible for any lost or stolen item during the camper's stay.