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Camp Policies

 

Registration and Cancellation Policy
updated 12/8/21

Refunds and Cancellation Terms 
 

  • Full payment, waivers and health forms are due May 1 for summer camps, or at registration for school holiday camps and all other registrations, and subject to the cancellation policy: 
     

  • Cancel for any reason more than one month before your camp begins for a full refund, minus the $15 online registration fee 
     

  • Cancel for any reason less than one month, and more than one week before camp: cancellation fee is 1/2 of total registration
     

  • Cancellations for any reason less than one week before camp: no refund.  This includes cancellation for any illness or injury, including COVID-19.

Dismissal / Withdrawal from Camp: 
 

  • ANY participant dismissed for conduct, or who withdraws from camp voluntarily, for any reason, will not receive a refund. See Camper Code of Conduct below.  
     

Illness or Injury (see full COVID-19 policy below):

  • Please stay home if your camper has symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea

    • Any staff or camper who develops these symptoms must leave camp and may return 24 hours after symptoms subside

    • A negative COVID-19 test may be required to return to camp
       

  • No refunds for missed days due to sickness or injury, even if the exposure is at Famous Adventures

  • Campers or parents who cannot or will not follow our COVID-19 policy will be dismissed without refund. 

If camp is canceled or a registration is declined: 
 

  • If Famous Adventures cancels a camp before the start date, registrants will receive a full refund, including registration fees. Participants will be offered pro-rated refunds for partial closures during a camp. 
     

  • We proceed with camp in most weather (See FAQs)
     

  • Famous Adventures reserves the right to decline a registration for any reason. Payment will be refunded in full, minus online fees.

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Camper Code of Conduct
updated 12/8/21

In a nutshell: Practice kindness!

 

Reminder: ANY participant who leaves camp voluntarily or is dismissed for conduct will not receive a refund, and may not be able to register for future camps.

Parents and campers will be asked to sign the "Camper Code of Conduct" as part of the camp paperwork.


Famous Adventures provides campers with outdoor adventure opportunities in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We believe in experiential learning to promote personal success. We strive to teach self-confidence, decision-making and social skills, and environmental awareness. 

 

We emphasize kindness above all else.  We recognize the value of our campers and staff from all races, colors, national origins, religions, creeds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.


Successful campers will be able to: 


Take care of themselves. Examples include: 

  • Stay with the group at all times. 

  • Wear appropriate clothes and close-toed shoes each day for comfort.

  • Bring water bottle and drink LOTS of water.

  • Ask staff or another camper for help.

  • Commit to having fun, staying positive, and being challenged.

  • Take responsibility for your actions. 

​Be kind to others: 

  • ALWAYS follow safety rules and listen to instructions from staff and outfitters. Encourage others to listen, too. 

  • Communicate and listen to others, and refrain from foul language, slurs, and harsh words. 

  • Actively support the staff and campers. 

  • Respect each other. Don’t tease, or exclude other campers. 

  • Don’t borrow or take other people's things. ​

Failing to follow these guidelines may result in one or more of these actions:

  • Verbal warning from camp staff

  • Timeout or removal from scheduled activities

  • Parent/Guardian phone call, text, or verbal warnings at pick-up*

  • Immediate suspension or dismissal from camp**

*Campers who choose not to improve their behavior after 3 phone calls, texts, or verbal warnings at pick-up, will be dismissed from camp without refund.  Upcoming camps may be canceled/refunded, and campers may be ineligible to attend future camps. 


**The following actions are not tolerated, and will result in immediate dismissal, without refund. Future enrollments will be canceled and refunded in full, and campers will not be eligible to attend future camps. 
 

  • Physical fighting or attempting to fight, including hitting, biting, kicking, or otherwise injuring or attempting to injure a camper or staff.   

  • Harsh language directed at or about other people, including but not limited to slurs, threats, bullying, or harassment.

  • Continuously disruptive or disrespectful behavior.

  • Excessively unsafe behavior, or actions that endanger the safety of others.

  • Use and/or possession of drugs or controlled substances, alcohol, tobacco, and any type of weapon or dangerous material.

  • Campers or parents who cannot or will not follow our COVID-19 policy will be dismissed without refund. 

COVID-19 Policy
updated 8/22/22

We will continue to follow updates from the American Camp Association, Association of Camp Nurses, CDC and SCDHEC

In a nutshell: 

During times of high community spread, face masks and negative tests are required of all campers.  Home test are now accepted.

Staying Safe: 

  • Stay up to date with vaccinations.  High vaccination coverage reduces the burden of COVID-19 on people, schools, healthcare systems, and communities.  Vaccines are required for our employees and strongly recommended for campers

  • Wear a mask.  All campers and staff are welcome to wear face coverings at any time, especially people at risk for severe illness. 

 

Campers exposed to COVID-19:

  • Must wear a face mask for 5 days.

  • Quarantine is no longer recommended for people exposed to COVID-19

Campers who test positive for COVID-19:​​

  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate (cannot attend camp) for 5 days, and must wear a mask for 10 days.

During high community spread, as identified by the CDC

  • All campers and staff will be required to wear a mask on vans and indoors (Aquarium, CCPRC Education Program, etc)
     

  • All CAMPERS must provide a negative COVID-19 test*
     

  • Health Screening: we'll take temperatures of all campers each morning, ask about exposure and symptoms, and wash hands each time we load the van

*Accepted Tests:

  • A negative COVID-19 test from a home test, doctor, pharmacy or lab, taken within 72 hours of your camp start date (Friday-Sunday, for camp beginning Monday). 
    *Home tests must include an attestation form, which will be provided to parents prior to camp
    OR

  • A positive COVID test dated 10-90 days before camp, from a doctor, pharmacy or lab. Home tests are not accepted as proof of antibodies. ​