Welcome to Hammond's Hawk Ridge Full Day Camp!
Welcome to Hawk Ridge Full Day Camp at Hammond! Get ready for an action packed adventure with interactive, hands-on experiences, field trips and an opportunity to participate in one of our summer theatre productions. At Hammond, we are committed to providing the best summer experience for our campers, while keeping their safety top priority. A lot of careful planning and preparation has been put into this program to ensure we are providing a high quality full day camp for each camper, and providing multiple opportunities for campers to meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime!
We hope to see you at Hawk Ridge this summer, for one week or all eight! Come and experience the fun and excitement at Hawk Ridge. We are confident you will not regret it!
Mrs. Tari Goodwin and Ms. Kate Woodham
Summer Program Coordinators
Summer Program Office: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002
Hawk Ridge Full Day Camp
Hawk Ridge is a full day camp that is designed to provide campers from rising Pre-K through 6 graders with a summer full of fun, age-appropriate activities, and a variety of hands-on enrichment opportunities while building self-esteem through positive interactions. Campers are divided into three age groups: Pre-K – 1 grades, 2 – 4 grades, and 5 – 6 grades. Each camper will have the opportunity to experience a variety of field trips and field studies as well as music, dance, theatre, art, sports, outdoor adventures, science experiments, and much more! Camp activities are carefully organized according to age group, are planned in advance, and provide hands-on interactive learning in a stimulating and safe environment. This program is designed to provide a safe environment in which campers can have fun, learn, relax, thrive, smile, laugh, make new friends, and great memories at Hammond!
Hawk Ridge Hours
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Campers may be dropped off early, have lunch between a morning and afternoon summer program, or be picked up late with our extended hour’s option for an additional fee.
Extended Hour’s Options: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Full payment must be submitted online prior to using our Extended Hours service; otherwise a $10 charge will be added to your account.
Hawk Ridge Daily Schedule
Summer Camp Apparel
The first 150 campers registered to attend Hawk Ridge will receive a 2014 Hawk Ridge Summer Camp t-shirt. Every camper registered in Hawk Ridge will receive 1 Hammond Summer Programs water bottle. Sizing information for t-shirts is included through the Hammond Summer Programs online registration process. Campers are required to wear their Hawk Ridge Summer Camp t-shirt on days that a field trip is scheduled. Campers are encouraged to leave their Summer Programs water bottle at Hawk Ridge to ensure they have one each day.
Apparel items available for purchase:
2014 Hawk Ridge Summer Camp t-shirts- $12; Hammond Summer Programs water bottles- $5; Hammond Summer Programs youth/adult sun visors - $12; iCamp at Hammond draw string back packs - $5; and Hammond Summer Programs Umbrellas - $25. Supplies are limited.
e-Notes and Communication
Each week families will receive an e-note that will provide updates, reminders, and information regarding the upcoming week of Hawk Ridge events and activities. It is important to provide us with an email address that is checked regularly. Please be sure to follow us on Twitter @Mr_KNWhite and "like" us on Facebook as we will be posting pictures and short video clips of campers daily, as well as the latest updates, reminders, and information. Also, updated Hawk Ridge calendars will be provided through email and posted on Twitter and Facebook.
Check-in and On-Site Registration
Every Monday campers are to check-in at the Upper School Gym between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Campers that are checking-in for their camp(s) must be accompanied by an adult. Families that wish to wait until the week of a scheduled camp to register for camps that still have availability will be provided an opportunity to register on-site every Monday between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the Upper School Gym. Families using our on-site registration service will use an iPad to register their child(ren) for summer camp offerings. Full payments will be required for all summer camp registrations the week of a scheduled camp through our online summer registration process. Most credit cards are accepted.
Campers that have pre-ordered summer camp apparel and accessories will receive them upon checking-in for camp(s). Additional purchases for summer camp apparel and accessories will be available every Monday during check-in and on-site registration.
All campers will be transported on a Hammond bus to their camp site, unless their camp is located near the Upper School Gym. Late registrations will not be accepted after 9:00 AM each Monday the summer camp is being offered.
Hawk Ridge by the Week
Campers are invited to join us for just one week or for the entire eight weeks. The weeks do not need to be consecutive. Please remember that Hammond Summer Programs will be closed June 30 - July 4.
Week 1: June 2 – 6 Outdoor Adventure Skyhawks Style
Begin the week with Bike Day! Bring your bikes and scooters to school for the ride of the summer. Campers will learn the importance of outdoor safety, experience a variety of fun outside activities throughout Hammond’s 107 acre campus and beyond!
Week 2: June 9 – 13 Space is the Place
Have you ever wondered what is out there? Don’t worry you are not the only one! Join us this week for some out-of-this world activities, events, and field trips.
Week 3: June 16 – 20 Lions, Tigers, and Skyhawks, OH MY!
Take a walk on the wild side, as we explore the animals that make up this wonderful world! We will learn about the animals in Tanzania, Africa, Asia, and more. Also, campers will go to Country Adventures for pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo, feeding fish, and an old fashioned hayride.
Week 4: June 23 – 27 Party in the U.S.A.
Everyone loves a party! Be sure to join us this week as we visit a lot of different states and celebrate the red, white and blue.
All Summer Programs Closed: June 30 – July 4
Week 5: July 7 – 11 Time Travelers
Come join us as we travel back in time! Each day this week campers will experience and participate in daily themes such as Dinosaurs, Pirates, the Wild West, and the Renaissance days.
Week 6: July 14 – 18 Splish-Splash Water Week
Get ready to get wet and cool off! This week we will have water balloons, super soakers, sprinklers, hoses, and everything in between to keep you cool. Campers will also experience water thrills and excitement at Palmetto Falls Water Park. Also, we will “dive” into the deep blue sea and learn about different sea creatures as well as other sea life throughout the week.
Week 7: July 21 – 25 Creative Cuisine
Around the world in five days! Come join us as we explore and research different countries. Each day we will make some yummy food from different countries to get a “taste” of what it’s like!
Week 8: July 28 – August 1 Circus and Clown Week
During this last week of camp, campers will jump around at Monkey Joe’s and swing through Finlay Park. Campers will clown around with the Balloon Man, enjoy a magic show, and much more! We will end the week with our very own Carnival that will include bouncing houses, water slides, sno cones, popcorn, cotton candy, food and drinks, face painting, and arts and crafts.
June 6 – South Campus Sleep Over: Campers attending this week will top it off Skyhawks style with a South Campus Sleep Over. Details and information regarding this FUN Friday event will be provided to families on the first day of camp.
June 13 – Friend Day: All campers are encouraged to invite a friend to camp for lunch (no additional charge). For lunch, we will enjoy every child’s favorite food, pizza! Campers will need to wear their Hammond Summer Camp t-shirt.
June 20 – Hot Dog Cook Out Day: Campers and their families are invited to join us for this FUN Friday event! The event will be from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.
June 27 – Ice Cream Sun-Day: There is nothing wrong with a little junk food every now and then right? Campers will try to beat the heat by enjoying a bowl of ice cream with all the trimmings.
July 11 – Pet Day: Campers will be able to bring their pet to camp! Campers will meet and learn first-hand how to care for and have a better understanding of animals with professional guest speakers from animal-related jobs.
July 18 – South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston: Campers will enjoy a full day field trip to the S.C. Aquarium in Charleston for an up-close encounter with some of our ocean’s wildest and most fascinating sea creatures.
July 25 – Christmas in July Day: Campers will wear red and green, watch a Christmas movie, and celebrate the holiday season despite the heat of July! Each camper may also bring unwrapped toys that will be placed under the Christmas tree. All gifts will be donated to The Nurturing Center, a local non-profit agency. The Nurturing Center is a family-focused therapeutic treatment center for child abuse and neglect.
August 1 – Skyhawk Carnival: All campers and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of carnival fun. We will have bouncing houses, water slides, sno cones, popcorn, cotton candy, food and drinks, face painting, arts and crafts, and more!
What Happens each week at Hawk Ridge?
In addition to adventures and activities based on the week's theme, arts and crafts, fitness and games, sports, nature, and field trips are incorporated. In addition to Dress Up Days, ever Wednesday and Wow Wednesdays, and each Friday is Fun Friday, with a special engaging activity. No camper will want to miss these special days!
Hawk Ridge camp activities include arts and crafts; fitness and games; sports; field trips; Fun Friday's; Nature and Science; and Theatre Productions. For more information about our Hawk Ridge activities please click here.
Calendars list weekly field trips and other activities. Please note that additional field trips and activities may be scheduled up to each week of camp. Updated calendars will be provided through email and posted on Twitter and Facebook.
June Hawk Ridge Calendar
July/August Hawk Ridge Calendar
If you have questions about field trips and/or activities scheduled for Hawk Ridge please contact Mrs. Goodwin in the Summer Camp Office at 803.776.0295, ext. 2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New this Year at Hawk Ridge?
This year, we have incorporated a dramatic arts component into our camp curriculum. Beginning the first week, campers will journey through the play procress from start to finish with two plays performed throughoutthe summer. It's Off-Broadway at it's finest!
We will have two summer sessions for our Hawk Ridge Full Day Camp.
Summer Session I: Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 27, 2014
Performance Date: Thursday, June 26 in the Bank of America Theatre at 5:00 PM; doors open at 4:30 PM.
Summer Session II: Monday, July 7 – Friday, August 1, 2014
Performance Date: Thursday, July 31 in the Bank of America Theatre at 5:00 PM; doors open at 4:30 PM.
Kevin N. White, Ed.S.
Director of Summer Programs
Tari Goodwin, Summer Program Coordinator
Kate Woodham, Summer Program Coordinator
Summer Programs Office: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002
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