Summer Day Camp


2020 Summer Camp Weekly Breakdown      (Print Weekly Sessions)

Week 1 - Spring Stampede-June 15-June 19

Week 5 - Mad Science-July 13-July 17
Week 2 - Sports Extravaganza-June 22-June 26 Week 6 - Artful Antics-July 20-July 24
Week 3 - Great American Bash-June 29-July 2* Week 7 - Animal Planet-July 27-July 31

Week 4 - Fun & Fitness-July 6-July 10

Week 8 - Summerslam-August 3-August 7

2020 Summer Day Camp Rules and Regulations

For 2020, a lottery system will be in place for registration. NO CAMPING OUT REQUIRED!

Registration forms must be turned in between 8am on May 4th and 5pm on May 8th

Only one registration form required per family.

Staff from Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will conduct the lottery on Monday, May 11th and parents will be contacted on Tuesday, May 12th. Please note that we pull for each individual session.

Once the lottery results are announced half of your total balance for all weeks your child is signed up for is due by Friday May, 15th. Failure to pay the deposit by this time will result in the loss of the child’s space in camp, and the next child on the waiting list will be contacted.

Registration documents

Registration documents will be available at this link beginning Friday, May 1st

Registration Form (available beginning May 1)

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp Program Mission: 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 community. 

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp Program Objective: Is 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 & 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 7:30am until 5:30pm Monday through Friday during all 8 weeks of camp.   Membership to Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center is not mandatory.  Contact Whitney Smith at 252-354-6350 or with questions.

Maximum registration per session is 34 campers.

After Lottery Registration Procedure:
Should all camper spaces not be filled during the lottery, Summer Day Camp registration will remain open until all spaces are filled.  Please contact the Programs Director at  A waiting list for each session is available and typically utilized.


Summer Day Camp is $85 per week per child. Half of your total balance for all weeks your child is signed up for is due by Friday May, 15th. The remaining balance will be due on or before the first day of summer camp, Monday, June 15th. Failure to pay by this deadline will result in the forfeiture of your child’s registration. Each week there is a per diem due for the field trips. You will see each week’s total fee due that week on the weekly breakdown attachment. The weekly per diem must be paid in cash the week your child is attending.

Points of Contact:

  1. Wesley Pearson, Summer Day Camp Director:
  2. Lisa Sparr, Summer Day Camp Assistant Director:
  3. Whitney Smith, Programs Supervisor: (252) 354-6350