Registration

Registration for the 2023 summer season of Camp 42 will open in January 2023.

Kids must be at least 8 years old on the first day of camp to attend. Campers ages 16 and 17 are eligible to participate in our Leaders-in-Training (LT) program. We are offering a one-week session at our Natchez Trace (MS), Florida, and South Carolina locations this year.

Sessions

Click on the session name to learn more about that location.

While we have dates booked for our SC and NT locations, we are not yet able to schedule the week at the FL location as of the date of this update (8/1/2022) as Hugh Taylor Birch State Park does not make reservations more than 11 months out.

The SC week is one week sooner than usual. This is because Aiken County schools are going to a year-round model, and there is a school on Camp Long’s campus. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.

LocationCity, STDates
Natchez TraceDennis, MSJune 18-24, 2023
FloridaFort Lauderdale, FLTBD
South CarolinaAiken, SCJuly 9-15, 2023

 

Cost

The regular registration cost of each session is $700*.  Sibling discounts are available for each camper after the first registered camper from the same family.  Early registration discounts are available, as indicated below, for each camper registered before the deadline.  Discounts can be combined. Financial aid is available as indicated further down the page.

*We regret that this year’s cost includes a price increase. While we try to keep prices as low as possible, unfortunately, we had to increase this year’s price to be able to afford the increased costs associated with producing camp. The last price increase was in 2017, and we’ve held off as long as we could. We have also increased sibling and early bird discounts to $75/each to help offset the increased expense to some extent.

LocationSibling Discount Early Registration Discount Early Registration Deadline
Natchez Trace$75$75February 28, 2023
Florida$75$75February 28, 2023
South Carolina$75N/AN/A

Registration and Payment

To register your camper, please complete the online registration form (beginning January 2023) using the button located at the top and bottom of this page.  The registration deadline for each location is below, but cabins have traditionally filled early and we have routinely gone to a waitlist before the deadline.  Please register early to ensure your camper’s spot.

We require a $100 non-refundable deposit with registration to reserve your camper’s spot.  You may pay the entire balance or just the deposit during registration.  You may choose to set up an automatic payment plan.  If you prefer to pay by check or even electronically but not with an automatic payment plan, please select manual payment.  To pay by check, please make the check payable to “Camp 42” and mail to:

  • Camp 42, PO Box 28, Summerville, SC 29484

All balances must be paid by the following deadlines. If full payment is not made by this date, campers may lose their place. If this happens, a refund will be issued, minus the non-refundable $100 registration deposit.

LocationRegistration and Payment DeadlineMaximum Number of Campers for 2023
Natchez TraceMay 20, 202340
FloridaTBD40
South CarolinaJune 10, 202385

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made before the following dates will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable $100 registration deposit:

LocationBefore Date
Natchez TraceMay 21, 2023
FloridaTBD
South CarolinaJune 11, 2023

Cancellations made within the following date range will be refunded the amount paid minus $300 (which includes the non-refundable $100 registration deposit:

LocationFrom - Through
Natchez TraceMay 21- June 3, 2023
FloridaTBD
South CarolinaJune 11 - 24, 2023

Cancellations made after the following dates will receive no refund:

LocationAfter
Natchez TraceJune 3, 2023
Florida TBD
South CarolinaJune 24, 2023

If a Camp 42 session is canceled by us for COVID or any other reason, campers will receive full refunds, including deposits.

Physical Form

We require a physical form that must be signed by your child’s doctor.  This form is available for download from your account once you’ve registered, and you can also find it here.  you have 3 options to return the signed form.

  • Email us a scanned .pdf to physicals@camp42.org. Please put the location and your camper’s name in the subject line. This is our preferred method of delivery.
  • Mail it to us at Camp 42, PO Box 28, Summerville, SC 29484.  Please postmark no later than 2 weeks before the start of the relevant session of camp.
  • Bring it on the first day of camp.

Camper Support Questionnaire and Late Fee Policy

The Camper Support Questionnaire is an online form to collect information about your camper’s health history, allergies, medication, etc.  It is not the same as the form signed by your child’s doctor.  Because it contains information that we need to review in a timely manner in order to prepare ourselves to give your camper the best week of the summer, we require that this form be submitted 4 weeks before the start of your camp session.

Please note our policy regarding the submission of this form.  We will be charging $10 for Camper Support Questionnaires that are not submitted by the deadline.  Forms not submitted in time require a manual reset of the deadline, and the rounding up of these forms requires additional time and effort from our volunteer staff.

Financial Aid

If you would like to apply for financial aid, you may do so on the registration form.  We award aid on a case-by-case basis and will send out the first set of notifications of aid decisions around 3/15 and after that on an individual basis.  The majority of our aid is granted in the first round, so please register/apply early.  Please note the information below regarding financial aid.  This applies to all locations.

  • You must respond to Camp 42 within 2 weeks of receiving an offer.  If Camp 42 does not receive a reply in that time, the offer will be rescinded and the monies allocated elsewhere.
  • If Camp 42 is unable to satisfactorily meet a request and the above 2 conditions are met, we will refund your $100 deposit.
  • The final deadline for financial aid applications is April 30; we cannot guarantee the availability of funds after that.  Financial aid requests will be considered after that, but we may not have funding left to award.

COVID Information

Below is our 2022 COVID information. Because of the ever-evolving nature of COVID and its associated protocols, we will be issuing our updated information in 2023.

Camp 42 requires all participants, both staff and campers, to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on all eligible boosters, and to submit a copy of proof of vaccination to physicals@camp42.org.  This is a non-negotiable requirement. Our COVID-19 at-camp prevention strategies can be found here.

Extra Information – T-Shirts, Campership Donations, and Lunch

Each camper receives one camp t-shirt with registration.  You will have the option to purchase additional shirts for yourself, siblings, grandparents, etc. in the merchandise section of registration.  Purchased shirts will be available for pickup at camper drop-off.

You will have the option to make a donation in increments of $25.  All donations will go toward our campership fund, allowing kids who might not otherwise be able to have the opportunity to come to Camp 42.

For our South Carolina location, we will be serving an optional lunch during check-in on Sunday, 1-2:30pm.  Apologies, this option is not available for Natchez Trace or Florida.  Lunch is open to ALL members of your family – parents, campers, siblings, others – so please select meals for everyone in your party.  We hope that this will give families a better opportunity to socialize with each other and also a chance to sit down and take a break for those who are driving hours and hours to get here.  If you are interested in purchasing a lunch, please indicate your choices on the Session Options portion of the registration.  Parents of multiple campers can place lunch orders for the entire family on just one registration if you wish. If COVID conditions are such that we need to cancel this portion as we did in 2021, we will issue full lunch refunds.

Waitlist

Once cabin groupings are full, campers will have the option of joining the waitlist.  It costs nothing to join the waitlist, and we will contact you if and when a space opens.  When that happens, you will need to submit the $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your camper’s spot and registration will continue as outlined above at that point.

Confirmation Email

Once you complete the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email.  That email will have a link to your account in the blue sidebar on the right.  From there you can manage your account, including submitting additional required forms (Camp Support Questionnaire, Physician-Signed Physical, Medications, COVID Questionnaire, and Pickup forms), checking deadlines and your balance, and making payments.  The page for registered campers also has a link to your account, once you’re registered.