Our staff to camper ratio is no more than 1:10 (staff:campers).
For certain larger trips (such as Carowinds and Emerald Pointe), we bring in additional staff to help lower this ratio. The age distribution varies each year, as we are not able to predict exactly who will register for our programs. Camp Iredell tends to have roughly 50% fall in the middle ranges (ages 7-9) with the remaining age ranges (5-6 and 10-11) falling fairly evenly on both ends (20-30% each).
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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.
Online, by phone, or at our Recreation Center!
If you are a return customer, please do NOT create a new account! Use your previous account (contact our office if you need assistance). If you are a new customer, you will need to create an account. Accounts are free! Each family will need a parent/guardian to create a family/individual account, and then you may add members/children to that family account (minors cannot create accounts).
Specific instructions for creating accounts, adding members, etc is available on the registration site. The link is posted on the Parks & Recreation webpage. You may create accounts prior to the registration opening; however you will not be able to register for camps until the opening date. Once created, accounts may be used to register for a variety of programs offered through our office.If you do not have internet access, you may contact the Recreation Office (phone or in person) and our staff will be able to work with you to create your account and register your child through our office computers.
You do not have to pay in full when you register, although you may, and there are no additional fees when you pay in full for a session.
There is a payment plan option, and with that you must at least pay $30 of your amount due during your initial registration (or any time you come back to add sessions). For payment plans, a surcharge of $5 per session is added to the weekly total. The $30 payment is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and is used as a deposit to hold your selected sessions. Remaining payments for weekly fee amounts are due the Monday prior to each session.
If you pay in full initially, and cancel at a later date, you will only receive a partial refund, the session fee minus the $30 deposit (if cancelled prior to the deadline).
Because registrations are NOT 100% irefundable and are not transferrable, please be sure you are accurate and confident with your selections.
Unfortunately, we can not offer a discount for multiple children. We try to keep our rates as low as possible (while still matching our expenses), and can not offer any further discounts.
Cancellations must be received no later than the Monday prior to the week in question. If that week has been paid in full, the majority payment can be refunded, with the exception of the weekly deposit ($30) and surcharges. If only a weekly deposit has been placed on that week, then the deposit is forfeited upon cancellation. Weekly deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cancellations received after the Monday prior to each session are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Our rates are based per week and we are unable to offer daily rates or refunds for days missed. Refunds are only available for sessions if cancellations are made by the Monday prior to each session (deposit amounts ($30/week) and surcharges are non-refundable). Cancellations received late are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
See the Camp Iredell home page for information specific to 2021. Some of the below information may not be applicable to 2021.
We travel! *The camps only stay at the school sites during the morning drop-off (7am-8:30am for Camp Iredell, 7:30am-8:30am for Camp Iredell Adventures) and the afternoon pick-up (4:30pm-6pm). Between 8:30am and 4:30pm, the camps will travel to various locations for their scheduled activities (parks, pools, movies, bowling, science centers, etc). Select trips may require earlier drop-off or later pick-up than usual (prior notification will be provided).
* Travel can be subject to change (weather, etc). See NOTE below regarding potential Friday travel.
School Sites (Drop-Off & Pick-Up): East Elementary School (Gym) in Statesville, Mt. Mourne School (Gym) in Mooresville. PICK ONE. During the day, camp will visit a variety of locations. This could include: pools, parks, movies, bowling, science centers, nature/animal centers, historical locations, baseball games, etc. Camp usually swims 2 times each week. The featured “field trips” are usually on Wednesdays (wear camp shirt). See “Parent Handbook” for additional details.
NOTE: Due to cost-cutting procedures in place by the Iredell-Statesville school system, it may be the case that Camp Iredell will not be allowed to travel for some of the Fridays during camp (June & July). We have a use-agreement with I-SS regarding facility use and bus use. We may not be allowed to use the buses on Fridays in June & July, which means we will plan activities to be done at the sites on those days. This would not effect any scheduling on Mondays-Thursdays, and may only effect some, but not all, of our Fridays. This would not effect Camp Iredell Adventures, because they travel by van.
Please label all items that your child brings to camp! Your child will be responsible for keeping up with all items they bring to camp. Be sure that your child wears appropriate attire and/or footwear to camp.
Weapons, illegal drugs, or items of any kind that may be considered dangerous or unlawful are not permitted in any ICPRD programs or facilities.
Depending on the activity, the campers may be divided into smaller age-appropriate groups. For activities such as arts & crafts, field trips/facility tours, and certain games, the campers may be divided. For activities such as movies, guest speakers, and playground time, the campers are not usually divided. For swimming with Camp Iredell, campers are permitted into certain areas of the pools based on their swimming ability and age/size. All campers will be tested on swimming ability during their first swim date (re-tests may be allowed throughout the summer), and given a colored bracelet to indicate which areas they can enter. Additional information pertaining to our swimming/testing policies is in the “Parent Handbook” (available on the website).
For our day camps, it does not matter if you live outside of Iredell County (there are no additional fees). As long as your child can utilize one of our drop-off/pick-up sites and adhere to the appropriate times, there should not be any issues if you live outside of Iredell County.
Camp Iredell: All staff must be at least 18 years old, and all bus drivers are at least 21 years old with a valid commercial drivers’ license (CDL) issued through the NC DMV (50-75% of the staff are bus drivers/counselors, 21 or older). All staff are First Aid and CPR certified, go through a 15+ hour staff training, and must pass a drug test and background check prior to employment. We look for staff to have experience in education, child care, recreation, or similar fields.
Camp Iredell Adventures: All staff must be at least 21 years old. Staff are also First Aid and CPR certified, go through a 15+ hour staff training, van driver training, and must pass a drug test and background check prior to employment. We look for staff to have experience in adventure-based activities, education, child care, recreation, or similar fields.