Summer Enrichment Programs

2021 Summer Enrichment Programs FAQs

Will we have summer camps in 2021?

As the trends of COVID-19 in 2020 have come into focus, we at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College have taken a long hard look at options for Summer Camps in 2021. After a full shut-down of camps in Summer of 2020, we take a guarded approach to planning for this upcoming season. While much uncertainty continues, a COVID-19-free landscape is unlikely and “camps reimagined” has been the buzz word.

We hear your concerns. After consulting both public school teachers and parents, the consensus is that by summer of 2021, school-aged children will have grown weary of virtual instruction in front of a computer screen and likely will be ready for more social interaction. So we are gearing up to offer a limited number of very small fun summer camps aimed at introducing students to Science, Engineering and Creative Thinking. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to both the community college and to how science works in the real world by providing exciting hands-on experiences and self-esteem building exercises.

What restrictions are in place to minimize exposure risks to the Covid-19 virus?

Camp size will be limited to 12 students. Face masks will be required as well as the requirement to maintain a social distance of 6 feet between students. Students will be screened daily upon arrival.

Only 5 camps will be offered this summer, all held on the South Campus in Concord in room #3217. Camp will be canceled if the Covid-19 Virus Positivity rate is above 5% two weeks out from camp start date.

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

There is no way to guarantee your child will not be exposed to the Covid-19 Virus. Therefore, if you choose to participate in this summer camp experience, you are increasing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. You will be required to sign a liability waiver during the registration process.

 

Who can attend the camps?

Camps are offered for ages 10 – 18 in the summer of 2021. The age range for each camp is listed in the camp description.

When are the camps offered?

The dates and times for all camps are listed on the flyer and on the registration pages. Camps meet for half days Monday through Thursday from either 9am-12pm or from 1-4 pm.

Where are camps located?

To minimize exposure risks to the novel Covid-19 virus, all summer camps in 2021 will meet on RCCC’s South Campus in Room #3217, Building 3000. Prior to camp, parents will receive confirmation materials including directions to the specific campus and the location(s) of the classroom.

How much do the camps cost per session?

All camps are priced at $179.00.

When are payments due?

Full payment is due at the time of registration in order to hold a place for your child. Camps will be filled on a first-paid, first-served basis. If you select the “Bill Me” option, your child’s place is not guaranteed until payment has been made in full.

Are there any discounts available?

Yes, and we are glad you asked! We have an early bird, sibling, and multiple camp discounts available. Please use the following DISCOUNT CODES at checkout.

  • Sibling Discount of 5% (for brother and sister campers): SibDisc2
  • Multi-camp Discount of 5% (for campers taking two more camps): 2OrMore
  • Early-Bird Discount of 10% prior to May 1, 2021: EARLY
  • Because of a partnership with Kannapolis Parks & Recreation, residents of Kannapolis, NC, may use a separate discount code: KANN

Are there any scholarships available?

Scholarships are not available for Summer Camp Season 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience but encourage you to take advantage of the available discounts.

I am not comfortable paying online. Can I pay with a check or cash?

Yes. When you check-out, select the “Bill Me” option. Payment is your responsibility. You will not receive a bill and your child’s participation is not guaranteed until you have paid in full. Camps will be filled on a first-paid, first-served basis. You may pay at the Navigation Stations on either North or South Campuses or mail payment to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28146. Please PRINT YOUR SHOPPING CART CONFIRMATION and include with your payment. Indicate your child’s name and the name of the camp in the memo line of your check.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations will be accepted for any reason up to 2 weeks prior to camp start date. Cancelations due to exposure to the Covid-19 Virus or illness will be accepted at any time. Cancelations before camp starts will be fully refunded. After that date, refunds will be prorated based on the number of days the camper attended prior to the onset of symptoms. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP IF HE/SHE IS EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS OR HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. Students will be screened on a daily basis prior to entering the building.

What if a session cancels?

If RCCC cancels a camp for any reason, you will be offered the opportunity to select another available session or be provided with a full refund. The Covid-19 positivity rate will be gauged in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties two weeks prior to the start date of each camp. If the positivity rate exceeds 5%, the camp will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

Can sessions be changed after registration?

Transfers to another camp session, if space is available, may be made up to a month prior to the camp for which original registration was made.

What about snacks and lunch?

You may send a snack or a drink for your child as you choose. Water will be provided.

How should campers dress?

Weather permitting, campers may go outside for some activities, so comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes (no flip flops) are preferred, as well as some sunscreen. No short shorts, tank tops, or offensive language on any article of clothing will be permitted. Please pack an extra layer in case the camper finds air-conditioning inside the building to be too cool.

What do campers need to bring/not bring?

All materials for camps are included in the registration fee. If your camper brings a cell phone, it can be used only for emergencies during camp time.

What if my child needs to take medications or has special needs while at camp?

Special needs should, to the extent possible, be specified on the enrollment contract form included in the Registration Process. Any prescription medication the camper must take during camp must be labeled from the pharmacy with the camper’s name; over-the-counter medication must be accompanied by a parent’s note and clear instructions.

How will the camp handle first-aid or emergency care?

First aid kits are available on all campuses. In the event of an emergency every attempt will be made to contact the parent or one of the specified alternative emergency contacts while seeking medical assistance.