Summer Day Camp

Registration Lottery

For 2023, a lottery system will once again be in place for registration. 

  • Monday, April 10, Summer Day Camp registration will go live online.
  • Friday, April 21, Summer Day Camp registration will close.
  • Friday, April 28, Summer Day Camp Lottery Results will be announced by 5 p.m.

Only one registration form is required per family.

How the Lottery System Works

No need to wake up at the crack of dawn, wait in any lines or stress about being the first few to sign up! Emerald Isle Summer Day Camp selection operates on a lottery system, making it easy and fair for children to attend camp. Online registration is open from April 10, 2023 until April 21, 2023. Within the online registration form you will select the week(s) you would like your child(ren) to attend camp. All potential campers’ names will be placed in a random generator. The generator will then select, at random, which children get into each week of camp. There are 9 weeks of summer camp. Each week, 35 children will be selected. If your child does not get selected for a certain week(s) they will be placed on a waiting list. If a spot becomes available, the same random generator lottery system will be applied to the waiting list.

2023 Summer Camp Weekly Breakdown (PDF)

Registration Process

Online registration will be available on Monday April 10th 2023..

2023 Summer Day Camp Online Registration Link

Camp will be held the following weeks:

  • Week One: June 12-16 Jump Into Summer
  • Week Two: June 19-23 Splash & Sports
  • Week 3: June 26-30 Great American Bash
  • No camp week of July 4
  • Week 4: July 10-14 Bash at The Beach
  • Week 5: July 17-21 Sports Extravaganza
  • Week 6: July 24-28 Christmas in July
  • Week 7: July 31-August 4 Under The Sea
  • Week 8: August 7-11 Artful Antics
  • Week 9: August 14-18 Summerslam

Summer Day Camp Program Mission

The mission of the Emerald Isle Summer Day Camp Program is to provide both entertaining and educating activities for children 6-12, where activities are facilitated in a safe, fun environment by means that are structured and well supervised. Activities will provide enrichment for children and the community.

Summer Day Camp Program Objective

To reach out into the community and neighboring communities to encourage children and parents to see Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp as a place for children to interact with one another, learn valuable lessons in communication, develop teamwork skills, enhance physical condition, provide avenues for creative endeavors and present the children with opportunities to give back to the community.

Summer Camp Overview

Please read the attachment above for detailed information, policies and procedures of Emerald Isle's Summer Day Camp. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation takes great pride in the Summer Day Camp program offered to children ages 6-12 (age 5 if they have completed kindergarten) each summer. Camp operates from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday during all weeks of camp. Membership to Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center is not mandatory. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at 252-354-6350.

The maximum registration per session is 35 campers.


Prices are $150 per week, along with a $60 cash per-diem each week, for a total of $210.

Refund Policy  

We understand that plans change, and life happens. However, when you register your child for our Summer Day Camp those funds are already allocated for various fees. If you need to cancel a week that you have signed your child up for, you must do so 2 weeks before the start of that week of camp in order to receive a 100% refund for the week. You are eligible to receive a 50% refund for the week you need to cancel if it less than a 2-week notice. Please refer to the Summer Day Camp Information, Policies & Procedures pamphlet for detailed information regarding closures and refunds due to COVID-19. 

Points of Contact

  • Wesley Pearson, Summer Day Camp Director
  • Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation
    • Phone: 252-354-6350