The following links will take you to information about the various programs offered, including links to either a PDF registration form or a PDF pre-registration form. Either form can be printed and then filled out.
For your convenience and to help eliminate confusion, once the day camp balance due date passes (on Friday 10 days prior to the first day of camp), new registrations for said camp will be accepted beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) on the Monday following the due date.This will give our office time to process our on line report.
Recapping, if you are on the wait list for a camp or simply decide that you want to register for camp at the last minute or forgot to pay your balance by the due date, new registrations and payments will NOT be accepted before 12:00 pm on that Monday.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Lunch & Snack Ideas
Tired of the same old thing for lunch? Keep in mind the Tasty Trio: Fruits & Veggies, Whole Grains, and Protein. When it's time to make those lunches and snacks it can be difficult to decide which options are the healthiest. Here are some tasty and easy ideas for you.
Pack a Healthy Lunch (PDF)
Sports Snack Game Plan (PDF)
Summer Explorers Camp
(5-8 and 8-13 - must have attended Kindergarten)
Play is our thing and all children are encourgaged to participate. Our commitment includes develo0ping campers' life skills through group activities, exposure to diverse athletic games, creative and educational experiences. Participants will take part in a wide range of activities which include swimming, arts & crafts, environmental education, dance, athletic games and more. Emphasis is placed on having fun, trying new things, teamwork, learning by doing and enjoying the process of discovery.
Space is limited, so early registration is suggested - a $20r / $40nr non-refundable deposit (which will be applied to the weekly fee) is required to hold your spot for each session. A one-time registration fee of $10r /$20nr (per child) is required to hold your child's space in the program in addition to the camp fee /deposit. Add $10 to fees received after the due date (spaces are not guaranteed after the Camp Fee Due Date)l.
5-8 years will be at SP Recreation Center
8-13 years drop off at Southern Pines Primary School Gym /pick up at Douglass Community Center
Time: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm
Min/Max: 14/39 (each site)
Fee: $70r / $140nr per session except *Session 4: $60r /$120nr
Early Drop off is available from 7:40am - 8:00am for an extra weekly fee of $10r / $20nr
Session 1: June 10-14 Session 6: July 15-19
Session 2: June 17-21 Session 7: July 22-26
Session 3: June 24-28 Session 8: July 29-Aug 2
*Session 4: July 1-5 Session 9: Aug 5-9
(No camp 7/4) Session 10:Aug 12-16
Session 5: July 8-12 (Sess 10-SP Rec Center ages 5-13years)
Ages 8-13 All Sessions FULL
Ages 5-8 are Full for Sessions 1, 2, 3, 5, & 10
Five Fridays Summer Day Camp
(5-7 and 8-13)
Designed for children attending Year Round School. Play is our thing and all children are encouraged to participate. Activities will include: swimming, arts & crafts, games, nature & science, and much more. Add $10 to fees received after the Balance Due Date of July 5th. Spaces are not guaranteed after the Balance Due Date. Early drop off is available from 7:40am - 8:00am for an extra fee of $10r /$20nr.
5-8 years will drop off and p/u at the Southern Pines Recreation Center.
8-13 years will drop off at the Southern Pines Primary School Gym-Pick Up at the Douglass Community Center.
Dates: Fridays, July 19th - August 16
Time: 8:00pm - 5:30pm
Max of 10 participants at each site
Fees: $70r / $140nr
Registration (PDF) FULL
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3-6 years, must be potty trained)
Sing Alongs, Music, Dramatics, Art, Group Dynamics, Fun, Play. New activities will enchant everyone. A one-time registration fee of $10r / $20 nr (per child) is required to hold your child's space in the program in addition to the regular camp fees. Ms. Brenda and Ms. Levone instruct. Please bring a small snack each day for your child. *This project received support and the Arts Council of Moore County with funds from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resourses, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Location: Train House
Time: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:00pm
Fee: $45r / $90nr (except Musical Jamboree - $35r/$70nr)
Dates and description listed below:
June 17-21 Ocean Adventures -FULL
Come sign your kids up for a week of fun and let them explore the mysteries of the ocean world through crafts, books, and songs. Does your child love ferocious sharks, little mermaids or Nemo? Your child is sure to have fun learning about the fascinating world that exists under the sea.
June 24-28 Fantastic Fun Facts About Nature - FULL
Learn fun and interesting facts about rocks, plants, bugs and birds. We will explore nature through books, crafts and songs. We will even go exploring around the Campbell House grounds looking for bugs, plants, flowers, worms and butterflies. Kids will make yummy spider cookies that they will enjoy eating. Come enjoy nature with us.
July 1-5 Musical Jamboree - FULL
(no camp 7/4) Fee: $35r / $70nr
Children ages 4-6 will enjoy singing, dancing and making a different musical instrument each day. If your child loves to dance and sing then let them come join the fun. Together we will create a camp song that your children will help to create. We will also play many fun games that they are sure to enjoy.
July 8-12 It's Raining Science - FULL
Launch a rocket, make a coke explode, a volcano erupt and even make snow (yes, we know it is summer), homemade worms and so much more! We will also learn fun, interesting facts about weather. What makes it rain or snow? What causes thunder and lightning? Each day will be packed with experiments and facts that are amazing and fun. Over 20 experiments in all!
July 15-9 Pinkalicious Princess
What fun we will have creating a fantasy world where dreams really do come true. Every girl will have a blast dressing up in costumes, putting on make-up and acting like their favorite princess. Other activities include princess games, crafts, dancing and singing. In our world anything is possible. Come join the fun and become a princess for the week.
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Southern Pines Swimming Pool
Location: Southern Pines Pool Park
730 S. Henley Street
Dates: Open weekends only: May 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2
June 8-August 17 (Open everyday except Sunday)
Fee: Daily Free Swim 12:30pm - 1:30pm
12 years & under: $1r / $2nr
13 years & over: $2r / $4nr
Aqua Nuts Swim Camp
Teaching children water safety for life at Southern Pines Pool. Promoting safety, learning, and trust through swimming. Camps will be designed around each child's personal level of swimming pool abilities and comfort. Depending on how quickly your child adapts, he/she may learn and perform the following:
Safely enters and exits the water, Floats on front and back, Effectively doggy paddles or freestyles, Survival swims the length of pool, Breaststroke Basics, Blow bubbles, Treads water or short amount of time, Begins elementary backstroke, Head first entry; kneeling & standing dive, Side Stroke Basics, Submerges completely, Flutter kicks on front and back glide, Dolphin kicks on front and back glide, and Can swim in deep water.
Session 1 & 3 are Full
Recycle into Art Camp
Create works of Art using everyday recycled items! Campers will experimnent with different mediums and materials as they allow their imagination to soar with "one of a kind" pieces of artistic creations.Local Artist, Carl Lamb, will lead the camp. Guaranteed to be an entertaining experience leaving Campers thirsty for more! A one time registration fee of $10r / $20 nr (per child) is required to hold your childs space in the program in addition to the camp fee.
Location: Train House
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dates: Session 1: June 10-14 FULL
Session 2: June 24-28
Fee: $80r /$160
Fee: $80r / $160nr
(5 years - Teens / Adult)
Get your hands dirty while you play and create in mud! Mold, shape, design, and paint using stoneware clay. Make coil baskets, pinch pots, animals, people, and more. Learn sculptural and painting techniques to capture essential details. Monday & Tuesday: hand build pieces from clay; Wednesday: painting techniques on tiles; No Class Thursday; Friday Paint clay. A one-time registration fee of $10r /$20nr (per child) is required to hold your child's space in the program in addition to the camp fee.
Locaton: Train Station (Downtown)
Time: M, T, W, F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $70r / $140nr
Session 1: June 17, 18, 19, 21 - FULL
Session 2: June 24, 25, 26, 28
Session 3: July 1, 2, 3, 5
Session 4: July 8, 9, 10, 12
Session 5: July 22, 23, 24, 26
Session 6: Aug 5, 6, 7, 9
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Fire Academy Camp for Kids
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a firefighter? Southern Pines Fire Department Youth Fire Academy will train you in the operations and tasks that a firefighter needs to know: participte in hands-on fire safety activities, teamwork activities, fire extinguisher training, life safety lessons for your entire family. Camp will create an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the job, as well as, the dedication of the firefighters while you get to know some of your Southern Pines Firefighters.
Location: Southern Pines Fire Department
Date: July 8 - 11 FULL
Fee: $20r /$40nr
Jr. Camp Counselor
Too young to get a real job? Too old to sit around the house watching cartoons? Not interested in cleaning the house or picking up the yard? Get involved in great volunteer opportunity that offers on-the-job training in planning, set-up, and clean-up of games and activities, helping children in a fun atmosphere, and a chance to work along side and under the supervision of great instructors. Call Sue Gillis at the Recreation Office at 692-2463 or email Sue Gillis for details and to apply.
Jr. Cheerleading Camp
(3-5 and 6-8 years)
Gymnastics, Dance, Crafts, Making New Friends, Exercising, Making Lots of Noise (and not being told to "hush"), Cheering, Fun `n Games. A dynamic blend of spunk, tumbling, and dance will create a fun cap and build positive learning attitudes in a playful, engaging, and exciting camp.
Date: Session 1: 3-5 years July 8-12
9:30am - 12:00pm at Douglass Community Center
Session 2: 6-8 years July 8-12
1:00pm - 3:30pm at Train House
(Ages 6-8 must have attended kindergarten)
Bring: drink & snack and a plain, white t-shirt.
Wear: t-shirt, shorts, tennis shoes.
Fee: $40r / $80nr
Instructors: Kara Hounsell & Peyton Thompson
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Walking School Bus
(Children attending Southern Pines Elementary School (SPES)
Begining March 13, 2013. FREE
Children will meet at SPES Gym on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and walk to to the Campbell House Parking Lot (482 E. Connecticut Avenue near t-ball fields) with an expected arrival time of 2:50pm (or so).
Adult volunteers are needed to help supervise and walk with the children. Please contact Sue Gillis if you are interested.
The Mad Scientist Camp
Transform laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences, group projects, observations, and more. Each day is packed with activities, experiments,m projects, crafts and games. A one-time registration fee of $10r / $20nr (per child) is required to hold your child's space in the program in addition to the camp fee.
Location: Douglass Community Center
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $40r /$80nr
Session 1: June 17-21 Theme: Forces in Motion
Session 2: July 8-12 Theme: Mixology (mix, measure, & stir)
Farmers' Market to Lunch Cooking Camp
From meeting the farmers and selecting fresh food stuffs to cooking up tasty treats, campers will gain frist hand knowledge of where their food comes from. Campers will explore the farmers market, local food specialty shops and grocery store. Co-sponsored by The Moore County Farmer's Market by graciously providing the ingredients for this camp.
Location: Southern Pines Fire Departments Kitchen
Date: June 17-21
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Fee: $60r /$120nr
Farming 18th Century Style
(8-11 years old)
Olden times come alive as campers experience life on a nineteenth century farm. Tour the farm house, grounds, museum and garden, collect eggs, make cornbread & sassafras pop, hang out clothes and learn about the Sandhills' natural history. Get back to basics and enjoy a no-tech old fashioned good time!
Location: Malcolm Blue Farm
Date: June 24-28
Time: 8:30am 12:00pm
Fee: $70r / $140nr
(11 years and over)
Why just watch kids when you can be a Great Babysitter, Earn Money, and Enjoy your job?
Soon-to-be babysitters, current wage earning babysitters, and "old pros" will enjoy this fast paced, hands-on class that teaches how to: Handle an emergency, Interview for a babysitting job, Feed kids, Make good, responsible decisions, Supervise children, Perform first aid, Keep kids and yourself safe, Perform basic care routines, and Choose safe and age appropriate toys and games.
Bring lunch & drink.
Fee: $25r / $50nr
Session 1: Friday, June 14
9:00am - 3:00pm
Southern Pines Police Department
Session 2: Friday, August 16
9:00am - 3:00pm
Paddle Fitness classes provide a full body workout and focus on strengthening your core and increasing flexibility and balance. Classes incorporate paddling, yoga and strengthening exercises. Everybody, from beginners to experts, are welcome! Experience a new, fun way to get fit and enjoy the beauty of Reservoir Park.