Private Independent school from PK through 12th grade.

Welcome!

Welcome to Hawk Ridge Camp at Hammond!  We're thrilled about all of the fun summer plans we have this year!  Campers will have the exciting opportunity to engage in field trips across the state as well as fun, hands-on experiences on campus, while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime.  They will also participate in enrichment programs twice a week including Stretch and Grow, art, tennis, theatre, and more!

We are committed to providing enriching, and memorable experiences while keeping the safety and development of your child our top priority.  We look forward to welcoming new and old members of our community as we enjoy a summer your children will never forget!  So, come join us at Hawk Ridge Camp!  We are confident you won't regret it!

Sincerely,

Hawk Ridge Counselors
Auxiliary Programs Office: 803.726.6413

About the Camp

Hammond’s Hawk Ridge Camp is designed to provide campers from 3 years old to rising 6th 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: 3 – 4 years old, rising 5K – 1 grades, and rising 2 – 6 grades. Each camper will have the opportunity to experience a variety of field trips and field studies as well as music, theatre, art, sports, outdoor adventures, 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 an opportunity in which campers can have fun, learn, relax, thrive, smile, laugh, make new friends, and make great memories at Hammond!

Hawk Ridge Camp 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.  Please refer to the electronic communication that will provide up-to-date field trips and times of departure and return, activity plans, and other important information regarding the upcoming week of Hawk Ridge Camp events and activities.

If you have questions about field trips and activities scheduled for Hawk Ridge Camp contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 803.726.6413.

Hawk Ridge By the Week

Campers are invited to join us for just one week or all five weeks. The weeks do not need to be consecutive. Please remember that Hammond Summer Programs will be closed June 27 - July 5, 2020.

  • Week 4: June 22 – 26: Lego World - The next best thing to being a Lego Master, immersing yourself in Legos for a week. A different activity each day highlighting everyone's favorite toy.  
All Summer Programs Closed: Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, July 5

  • Week 5: July 6 – 10: Rainbow Week - Do you know Roy G. Biv? If not, you will after this week at Hawk Ridge, during our colorful celebration of all things rainbow! We'll get creative each day with activities designed around the many colors of the rainbow. 
  • Week 6: July 13 – 17:  The Wonderful World of Disney - It's more than the house of the world's most famous mouse! We're going to spend the week enjoying some of Disney's most popular movies and characters, while doing crafts and activities that are completely Disney inspired. 
  • Week 7: July 20 – 24: Olympic Games - It only happens every four years, so let's dive into the games! What Olympic sport will you medal in? We all land on the podium in the Hawk Ridge Olympics! 
  • Week 8: July 27 – 31: Hawaiian Luau - Aloha, campers! We're visiting the Big Island as we spend a week in the water getting cool! Let's make leis and learn to hula during this fun filled week..

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  • Summer Apparel

    Each participant registered to attend Hawk Ridge Camp will receive one 2020 Summer Programs t-shirt. Every camper attending Hawk Ridge Camp is required to own at least one 2020 Summer Programs t-shirt.  However, it is recommended that each Hawk Ridge Camper own at least two Summer Programs t-shirts. Families may purchase 2020 Summer Programs t-shirts while supplies last. Campers are required to wear their 2020 Summer Programs t-shirt on days that a field trip is scheduled. Every Hawk Ridge Camper will also receive one Summer Programs water bottle. Campers are encouraged to leave their water bottle at camp to ensure they have one each day. Click here for the Summer Programs Apparel & Accessories Order Form.
  • Camp Communication

    Each week families will receive electronic communication that will provide updates, activity plans, reminders, and information regarding the upcoming week of Hawk Ridge Camp events and activities. It is important for families to list an email address in their online registration account that is checked regularly.  Please be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like our Facebook page as we will be posting pictures and short video clips of campers daily, as well as the latest updates, reminders, and important information.
  • Dismissal Procedures

    Campers registered for half-day camp from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM will be escorted to carpool for pick-up at 1:00 PM.  Campers registered for full-day camp but not registered to attend our After-Extended Camp Program beginning at 4:00 PM will be escorted to carpool for pick-up. Carpool for Hawk Ridge Campers is located in front of the Lower School Gym. Campers that have not been picked-up by 4:10 PM will be escorted to the After-Extended Camp Program and charged accordingly.

    Please review the Pick-up/Carpool Procedures provided on the Summer Programs Information Webpage. 
  • Swim Lessons

    Campers registered in Hawk Ridge Camp from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM are provided the option to add Swim Lessons to their registration for an additional fee. Campers that choose to add this option will be transported to Hunting Creek Swim & Racquet Club and supervised at all times by our Camp Counselors. Water Safety Instructors will be teaching the swim lessons. The instructor to camper ratio is 1:4. Swim lessons will be offered Monday-Thursday, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 803.726.6413.
  • Dress-Up Days

    • June 24 – Dress like your favorite Lego character
    • July 8 – Wear as many colors as you can
    • July 15 – Dress like your favorite Disney character
    • July 22 – Dress like an athlete
    • July 29 and 31 – Wear your swim suit
  • WOW! Wednesday Activities

    WOW! Wednesday activities are normally scheduled every Wednesday with all Hawk Ridge Campers from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM unless otherwise indicated below.
    • June 24 – Giant Lego Bowling: Lego Bowling with giant Legos, say what?! We will take our bowling skills to the gym as we practice our aim at giant Lego pins. 
    • July 8 – Colorful Sidewalk Chalk Creations: Come channel your inner Van Gogh as we create our very own colorful sidewalk masterpiece with chalk.
    • July 15 – Glow Party Parade: We will be getting our glow on to some Disney theme music while dancing and parading in our best Disney fashion.
    • July 22 – Relay Race & Gold Medal Ceremony: You’ll get to experience your very own Olympic Games when we go for the gold at the Hawk Ridge Relay Race and Gold Medal Ceremony.
    • July 29 – Water Balloon Fun: What better way to spend our final Wow Wednesday than enjoying a little water balloon fun!
  • FUN Friday Activities

    • July 10 – Groups C & D only – Artist Visit with Amanda Ladymon, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM: We’ll wrap up the week with a visit from a local artist who will talk to us about all the colors of the rainbow, plus some! She’ll even help us create a masterpiece of our own. Groups E & F only – Columbia Museum of Arts in Columbia, SC: We wind down our rainbow week at the Museum where colors are on display year round. We will spend the day admiring works of art and seeing the colors of the rainbow come to life. Campers will begin to load the buses at 9:15 AM and will return to Hammond by 1 PM.
    • July 17 – Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC: If we can’t go to Disney, we can at least spend the day with characters from some of our favorite Disney movies. We’ll see Nemo in the aquarium and Simba in his den. Campers will begin to load the buses at 9:30 AM and will return to Hammond by 3:30 PM.
    • July 24 – Beltline Lanes and Games in Columbia, SC: Come with us as we enjoy the thrill of victory with no agony of defeat as we spend the day perfecting our strikes! Campers will begin to load the buses at 9:30 AM and will return to Hammond by 12:30 PM.
    • July 31 – End of Summer Bash: Let’s wrap up the summer and say farewell to Hawk Ridge 2020 at the End of Summer Bash! We’ll beat the heat on the slip and slide and afterwards we’ll cool down with some yummy ice cream straight off the truck.
    NOTE: The three year olds – rising PK campers will be going to the Saluda Shoals Splash Pad every Friday for their Fun Friday activity (except on July 31 when they will participate in the End of Summer Bash on campus).
  • Enrichment Opportunities

    Each week campers will have the opportunity to participate in an already scheduled enrichment activity on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Some of the enrichment activities are Stretch and Grow, Karate, Football, Cooking, and much more!
  • Hawk Ridge Activity Plans

    Hawk Ridge Camp activity plans for each group will be provided to families registered to attend.  Please note that activity plans may change at anytime.  Families registered to attend will receive electronic communication one or two days prior to the start of camp to provide reminders, and up-to-date information regarding Hawk Ridge field trips and activities planned.
  • Caught in the Act

    Dive into the fundamentals of theatre through creative play!  Campers will engage in the play process, which inspires creative thinking, promotes problem-solving, fosters imaginative play, encourages teamwork, and builds confidence in front of a live audience. 

    Families and friends are invited to attend both performances this summer free of charge!   We provide families and friends unable to attend these performances in person with the ability to watch it live, or later “On Demand” through Hammond’s HawkVision.  Refer to the Hawk Ridge Camp Packet for more information about the theatre productions located under "downloads" on this page.

    Week Four: Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Title of Play: "The House That Had Enough"
    Performance Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Bank of America Theatre at 5:00 PM; doors open at 4:30 PM.

    Week Eight: Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 2020
    Title of Play: "The Lorax"
    Performance Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020 in the Bank of America Theatre at 5:00 PM; doors open at 4:30 PM.

Hours:

  • Full-Day Camp:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Half-Day Camp (two options available):  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Extended Camp Program (two options available): 7:50 AM – 8:50 AM* and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*Hawk Ridge campers registered for 5 full-days of Hawk Ridge Camp may attend from 7:50 AM – 8:50 AM free of charge. Campers registered for half-day or daily (not the full week) Hawk Ridge Camp OR in one of our other summer programs may attend but will be charged an hourly rate of $9 for using this service.

Late Pick-Up Rate: Please note all campers must be picked up by 6:00 PM.  A late fee of $25.00 per 15 minutes will be charged for pick up after 6:00 PM.

Campers may be dropped off early or picked up late with our Extended Camp Program option for an additional fee (refer to the
 Hammond Summer Programs Handbook for details located under "downloads on this page).

Rates:

Campers may register to attend Hawk Ridge for only one day or up to five days in one week.

  • Full-Day Camp: $185 per week
  • By the Day: $50 per day
  • Half-Day Camp (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM): $100 per week
Campers registered for half-day camp who decide to stay after their pick-up time will be charged $10 an hour until 4:00 PM.