Hammond Summer Programs Information
Please carefully read the Hammond Summer Programs Handbook, as it contains the program's discount information, policies, procedures, and other essential information. Enrollment for all summer programs are open to both Hammond and non-Hammond students and families. Enrollment for most programs are limited and are on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so it is important to register early!
Online registration for Summer Programs is scheduled to begin in early February. Registration for all of our Summer Programs must be completed online through the registration system. Our online registration will help make the process quick and easy. After registering for one program, all general information repopulates and families may use their username and password to add or change contact and account information including credit card payment.
A non-refundable deposit of $75 per full-day program and $50 for all other programs is required at the time of registration; however, you may also elect to pre-pay in full. Hammond can not bill families for payment, and all fees must be paid in advance prior to attending a summer program. Remaining balances will be charged to accounts automatically through the online registration system for programs and camps one week prior to the scheduled program, camp, or offering start date. Registrations for any summer program offering scheduled 7 days or less to the start date must be paid in full at time of registration. Hammond only accepts payment through electronic funds transfer, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Hammond does not pro-rate any program or camp fee for any reason. The online registration system will email confirmation immediately to the email address listed on the account. Also, families will receive electronic communication to the email address listed on their account from the online registration system prior to the start of each program with details regarding check-in, what to bring, location assignments and any updates. Please review the 2017 Summer Programs Catalog for a complete listing of all offerings, program descriptions, dates and times, tuition fees, and much more.
Travel/Medical Release Form
All participants registered for a Hammond Summer Program must complete the 2017 Hammond Travel and Medical Release Form in order to attend a program. Participants may complete the form at check-in on site but are encouraged to complete the form and bring it to check-in to expedite the process. Please click here for the form.
Many of our Summer Programs will fill quickly, so register early! Once a program is full, families may join the waitlist by contacting Mr. Kevin N. White, Director of Auxiliary Programs, via email at email@example.com. Families will not be required to pay a deposit if they choose to join a program's waitlist. The Auxiliary Programs Office or the Director of Auxiliary Programs will notify you via email if a spot becomes available.
Families that wish to withdrawal from a summer program must contact Mr. Kevin N. White, Director of Auxiliary Programs, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Withdrawals two weeks prior to the scheduled program will be refunded the remaining balance, less the non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit is not transferrable. Any withdrawals within two weeks of the scheduled program are responsible for the full tuition (and fees, if applicable).
Transfers between programs and camps are permissible up to two weeks prior to the scheduled offering start date. Transfer requests must be submitted to Mr. Kevin N. White, Director of Auxiliary Programs, via email at email@example.com.
2017 Summer Program Weeks
Week 1: Monday, June 5 – Sunday, June 11
Week 2: Monday, June 12 – Sunday, June 18
Week 3: Monday, June 19 – Sunday, June 25
Week 4: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30
Summer Programs Closed Saturday, July 1 – Sunday, July 9
Week 5: Monday, July 10 – Sunday, July 16
Week 6: Monday, July 17 – Sunday, July 23
Week 7: Monday, July 24 – Sunday, July 30
Week 8: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4
Summer Programs Apparel
Every participant will receive a Hammond Summer Programs t-shirt for registering to attend a summer program, while supplies last. Only one Hammond Summer Programs t-shirt will be provided to each participant. All participants are to bring a water bottle with them to camp each day.
Hammond Summer Programs t-shirts and sport water bottles are available for purchase throughout the online registration process and at our on-site registration every Monday morning. Sizing information for t-shirts is included throughout the online Summer Programs registration process.
Check-in and On-Site Registration
Monday check-in and on-site registration will be located in the Lower School Gym. Participants registered to attend full-day programs (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and half-day morning programs (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) are required to check-in on Monday’s in the Lower School Gym between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Participants registered to attend afternoon programs (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM) are required to check-in on Monday’s in the Lower School Gym between 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM. All other programs will check-in at their offerings assigned location. 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 summer program to register for summer programs that still have availability will be provided an opportunity to register on-site every Monday between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the Lower School Gym. Families using our on-site registration service will use an iPad to register their child(ren) for summer program offerings. Full payments will be required for all summer program registrations the week of a scheduled program through our online summer registration process.
Campers that have pre-ordered summer program apparel and accessories will receive them upon checking-in for summer program(s). Additional purchases for summer program 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 programs site, unless their program is located near the Lower School Gym or South Campus. Late registrations will not be accepted after Monday the week of the summer program is being offered.
Skyhawk Bag Lunches
Campers and participants registered in a Summer Program have the option of ordering a Skyhawk bag lunch. Skyhawk bag lunches are provided by local restaurants and must be ordered by Wednesday each week, prior to the following week it is needed. Please see the Skyhawk Bag Lunch Menu for order deadline dates. Campers and participants are only permitted to order the lunch that is listed each day, no substitutions. Skyhawk bag lunches are ordered online through the Summer Programs registration database. There are two bag lunch options available each day.
Hammond Summer Programs will have a variety of snacks, drinks and other foods available for purchase each day at both of the Snack Shacks located on campus. The Snack Shacks are located at the Baseball Stadium’s concession stand and the Hawk's Nest concession stand. The Snack Shacks are open to all campers and participants enrolled in a summer program as well as Hammond faculty and staff. Campers will be given an opportunity to visit the Snack Shacks daily. Families that are interested in their child purchasing snacks from the Snack Shack each day must select and purchase one of the Snack Shack Option Plans through the online registration system, or by clicking here. Please refer to the Snack Shack Menu for more information on the available Option Plans. The Snack Shack hours of operation is 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Lunch Hour Program
Campers that need to attend Lunch Hour between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM will have supervised lunch and outside time. Campers may purchase snacks and other food items from the Snack Shack, pre-order a Skyhawk bag lunch, or bring their own lunch from home. Campers must register for Lunch Hour prior to using this service. This hour is provided free of charge to campers registered in both a morning and afternoon summer program during the same week. Summer staff will escort campers to and from their programs in addition to providing supervision during lunch. However, you must contact the Director of Auxiliary Programs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to register for the Lunch Hour Program free of charge.
Extended Camp Program
Hammond’s Extended Camp Program provides a Pre- and After-Extended Camp Program for those needing extended services. Campers can register prior to using this service, or services obtained can be charged to the families online summer registration account at an hourly rate of $9 for families that occasionally need this service. Pre-Extended Camp Program is from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and all Hawk Ridge campers registered for 5 full-days of Hawk Ridge Camp may attend free of charge. Campers registered in Hawk Ridge as a day or half-day camper or in one of our other summer programs will be charged at an hourly rate of $9. The After-Extended Camp Program is available from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM each day. All campers using this service will be charged an hourly rate of $9. Please note that we do not charge by the half-hour. We encourage families to register for the After-Extended Camp Program prior to using it.
Campers attending our Extended Camp Program are supervised at all times by well-trained Camp Counselors. Campers may participate in available games, arts and crafts, free time, organized activities and/or sport activities. Campers using the Extended Camp Program prior to registering and submitting payment online will be charged for services through their online summer registration account.
Each week families will receive electronic communication through the online registration system that will provide updates, reminders, and information regarding the upcoming week of events and activities. It is important to provide an email address in your online account that is checked regularly. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to receive exclusive offers, to view pictures and short video clips of participants daily, as well as have the latest updates, reminders, and important information.
It is Hammond's responsibility to know where all participants are while enrolled in Summer Programs at Hammond. If a participant is registered to attend a Summer Program and will not be in attendance, please call and leave a voice message in the Auxiliary Programs Office at 803.776.0295, ext. 2002. Please be sure to include the date of the absence, the participant's name, and the specific camp or program in which he or she is enrolled.
Drop Off and Dismissal Procedures
Campers are to be dropped off in their designated classroom or area, except on Monday’s. Every Monday all campers are to be checked-in at the Lower School Gym. After campers have checked-in we will transport them on a Hammond bus to their program site, unless their program site is located near the Lower School Gym or on South Campus. At the end of each Summer Program the Summer Program Instructor will ensure that the campers registered to attend in our Hawk Ridge Camp return to their designated area or classroom. The Summer Program Instructors leading programs at or around the Lower School will escort the campers that are not staying in the Hawk Ridge Camp to the front of the Lower School Gym to be picked up. Summer Program Instructors that are leading programs at or around the Middle and Upper School will escort the campers that are not staying in the Hawk Ridge Camp to the front of the Upper School Gym to be picked up. Parents or other authorized adults are to pick up the campers at the end of their scheduled program. Please note that in the event a camper has not been picked up 10 minutes after their program concludes the Summer Program Instructor will escort them to attend our Hawk Ridge Camp and drop-in rates will apply.
Each summer camper and participant attending Hammond Summer Programs has an opportunity to give back to the community through the Summer Programs Community Service Project. The Community Service Project is scheduled for the week of July 17-21, 2017. This summer at Hammond our project is to support the patients and playrooms at the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Please click here for more information about the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Campers and participants are encouraged to bring donations that are listed on their wish list. Please click here for their wish list. Each summer we have increased our donations and participation and we hope that this year will be no different.
Refunds will be issued for withdrawal requests received two weeks prior to the scheduled program, less the non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit is not transferrable. Refunds will not be issued for any withdrawals received within two weeks of the scheduled program. Full refunds are only issued if a program is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. In the event Hammond cancels a program, families will be notified immediately via email through the online registration system. Families may transfer to a different summer program and apply the tuition amount toward the balance, or families may request a refund. In order to transfer to a different program or receive a refund for a canceled summer program, families must contact the Director of Auxiliary Programs via email. Registration fees are non-refundable. There will not be any refunds issued for summer program apparel items, Snack Shack, and Skyhawk Bag Lunch purchases for any reason.
Hammond School respects your privacy and makes every effort to protect personal and/or credit card information. Hammond will never willingly release this information to a third party without prior permission.