Day Camp

Camp Albemarle Summer Day Camps


June 24, 2020

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”  Romans 12:12

Dear Parents,

As you have probably heard, Governor Cooper has just issued an Executive Order (147) mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places.  The order addresses camps specifically as follows:

 In Child Care Facilities, Day Camps, and Overnight Camps. Child care facilities, day camps, and overnight camps must have workers, all other adults, and children eleven (11) years or older on site wear Face Coverings when they are or may be within six (6) feet of another person.

If you have a child 11 years old or older coming to camp this summer, please include a face covering for them as a part of your packing. You may wish to pack one for each day or at least a couple of coverings in case one gets lost or dirty.  Our staff will be wearing masks when appropriate and any visitors will be asked to wear masks while on site.  We will be seeking guidance regarding wearing them in and around the water, and during mealtime.  We will continue to do our best to keep folks at appropriate distances so that covering use is minimal, but we are finding that camp is not conducive to being apart.

We hope that you will speak positively with your child about the need to wear a covering.  I believe that by now, most children are used to seeing people wearing coverings, so we hope that they will not be uncomfortable with doing so, or for those under 11, being around staff and others who are required to wear coverings.  For children under 11, the decision to wear or not wear a mask while at camp is at your discretion and we will make certain that no issues are made over who is or isn’t wearing one.

We also ask that you wear face coverings during check in and pick up.

We will continue our other steps for prevention – taking daily temperatures, extra cleaning, disposables whenever possible/practical…

This is certainly not the way we would like for summer to occur for our campers, but we still believe that we can offer your child a safe, and meaningful experience here at camp.   We have already served over 400 campers this summer, and we are so thankful that kids are getting a chance to be kids and spend a little time in this amazing place and we hope, to grow in their faith.  We have heard from many parents already how much their child’s time at camp has meant to them after months of isolation.  As one parent told me: “it was good for her soul.”

We know that sometimes God uses the challenges in our lives to teach us and to draw us closer to Him.   We are trusting that the God who loves us will keep us in His care.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  As always, if you decide to not have your child attend this summer, we will refund your fees without penalty, or be happy to hold it for next summer.

Hope to see you soon!

Tom Hussmann

Executive Director

Summer 2020 registration is now open!

2020 Sessions

Day Camp

Register NowRising 1st – 5th Grades

  • Session 1: June 8-12
  • Session 2: June 15-19
  • Session 3: June 22-26
  • Session 4: July 6-10
  • Session 5: July 13-17
  • Session 6: July 20-24
  • Session 7: July 27-31
  • Tuition: $315.00
  • Day camp experience is a great way to introduce children to summer camp.
  • Each week of day camp will be uniquely created so campers are encouraged to come back multiple weeks!
  • Activities include: Bible study, swimming, challenge, waterfront (sailing or kayaking), creative arts, games, and songs.
  • No need to pack a lunch. Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Day Camp runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00) am and late pick up (5:00pm) options available. Please note there is no late pickup on Friday. The price for early or late pickup is $5 each time. You must sign up for this option at least one week prior to the start of the session.

Super Day Camp

Register NowRising 1st – 5th Grades

  • Dates: August 3-7
  • Tuition: $ 345.00
  • Can’t get enough of day camp? Then this camp is specifically designed for you! This is the week when Day Camp takes over Camp Albemarle!
  • All of the traditional camp activities such as Bible study, swimming, challenge, and waterfront will occur, but this week they are on a supersized scale with many camp wide activates.
  • No need to pack a lunch. Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Day Camp runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00) am and late pick up (5:00pm) options available.
  • Optional Thursday night camp out! After a week of building friendships can you think of a better way to send off summer than a sleepover at camp? Campers that choose to stay get the opportunity to worship around a campfire while enjoying s‘mores, sleeping in a cabin, and other extraordinary night activities.

Middler Day Camp

Register NowRising 6th – 8th Grades

  • Session 1: June 8-12
  • Session 2: June 22-26
  • Session 3: July 13-17
  • Session 4: July 27-31
  • Tuition: $315.00
  • This camp will get to spend time at Camp Albemarle swimming in the pool, hanging out at the waterfront (sailing, kayaking, or paddle boarding), swinging from and climbing on our Alpine Tower.
  • No need to pack a lunch. Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Day Camp runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00) am and late pick up (5:00pm) options available. Please note there is no Early Drop off on Monday or Late Pickup on Friday. The price for early or late pickup is $5 each time. You must sign up for this option at least one week prior to the start of the session.

Home Free

Home Free will be for Rising 1st – 6th graders
Home Free session: June 1-5
Home Free tuition: $345

  • Home Free is a camp specifically for children in home schools to make new friends.
  • Experience all the programs camp has to offer such as sailing, tree climbing, the giant swing, and more.
  • Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Home Free runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00am) and late pick up (5:00pm) options available.
  • Optional Thursday night camp out! After a week of building friendships can you think of a better way to finish than a sleepover at camp? Campers that choose to stay get the opportunity to worship around a campfire, sleep in a cabin, and participate in other classic camp night activities.

Day Camp Schedule

Day Camps will run Monday through Friday, from 9:00 – 4:00. Tuition includes all supplies needed for the camps, as well as lunch and a snack.

For an additional fee of $5 per drop off or pick up, campers may be dropped off early (beginning at 8:00 am) or picked up late (until 5:00 pm), if needed. There is no late pick up on Friday. This option can be selected during the registration process and must be done at least one week prior to the start of the session.

Day Camp Registration

Registration begins at 8:45 Monday morning and runs until 9:10. Please do not arrive before 8:45 unless you have registered for early drop off.  Upon arrive we will have your child place their belongings in a designated spot. The adult dropping the child off will sign their name on our roster and indicate who will be picking the child up that day. Day camp ends at 4pm every day, please pick your child up at 4pm unless you have registered for late pickup. Your child must be signed out each day before you leave the property. Pick up is done at the same location as drop off, please do not try to hunt your child down on the property, we will bring them back to the pickup location by 4pm.

Important things to know about day camp

  • Drop off is at 9am and pick up is 4:00pm unless registered for early drop off and late pickup
  • You must sign your child in and out every day!
  • Do not pack food for your child, it puts other children with allergies at risk. If your child has special dietary restrictions please contact camp prior to your arrival
  • Monday morning during registration you will have the opportunity to speak with the counselors for the week and the director of the program.
    Friday afternoon there is no late pickup.

Additional Information

Welcome Packet

Day Camp Welcome Packet is full of information to help you and your camper prepare for your time here at camp including: What Check-In and Check-Out day looks like, a packing list, packing tips, a sample schedule, and additional tips for parents. Make sure you take time to check out all the information in this packet.

Camp Options

For over 60 years Camp Albemarle has provided quality summer programs with the goal of providing safe and fun experiences that allow children to try new activities, make new friends and grow in their Christian faith. Camp Albemarle now offers overnight traditional and adventure camp options, as well as a full schedule of day camps, so you can find the best fit for your child.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be given minus a $50 processing fee if it is more than three weeks away from the start of the session. If the cancellation is less than three weeks from the beginning of the session, a refund will not be issued unless the cancellation is due to a medical or family emergency. Please call the office with any questions.

Drop off and Pick up

Registration is on Monday from 8:30 – 9:00 am. We are not able to take any check-ins before 8:45, so please plan your schedule accordingly, or register for an early drop off Monday which will allow for check in at 8:00. Each day your child will be “signed in” (with a signature) at which time you will indicate who will be picking them up that afternoon (this will allow for those carpooling or for different relatives who are dropping off/picking up).

Pick up is at 4:00 pm each day.

Medical Information

The Health Form can be filled out online on the same account where you register your camper. Please complete the Camper MAR Form if your camper is bringing medications to camp.

The Medication Administration Record form must be completed and signed by both the parent and the authorized Prescriber (Physician, Dentist, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) for EVERY medication the camper will bring to camp.

These forms must be completed every year, but if your child is attending more than one session during a summer, need be submitted only once. Please fill out this form online no later than June 1, 2015.

Bring a copy of your health insurance card and your campers MAR form (if applicable) with you to give to the nurse and/ or health officer during registration.

Lost and Found

Please do not send anything to camp that is not replaceable and please put your child’s name on everything! Our counselors do a very good job at trying to make sure nothing is left behind, but things do sometimes get left. If you return home on Friday and realize you forgot something, please contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange to get it to you. Items will be kept for one week in the Lost & Found then donated to a local charity.

Payment Information

Invoices will be sent out monthly via email. Payments can be made by logging into your online account, sending a check to the camp office or calling into the camp office. The registration needs to be paid for in full no later than June 1st.

Phones and Electronics

Cell phones and electronics (including game players, iPods and e-readers) are not allowed at camp. At Camp Albemarle, we strive to create an opportunity for your child to unplug and take a break from the electronics they are bombarded with daily, to live within a community and bond with their counselor and fellow campers in a natural setting. If your child is found with any of these items, they will be taken away from them and returned to you at check out. Please do not confuse your camper by encouraging them to break this rule, but abide by the others!

We want to work with you to make this experience a great one for your camper – we will call you if any of the following occur: Your child is very upset, your child is ill or injured and requires anything more than a Band-aid or a Tylenol, there is anything we would like to discuss with you (behavior issues, medication doses, etc.). In case of an emergency at home (when you have to talk to your child), please call the camp office and we can have them call you back, however this requires us to pull them out of an activity, and bring them to the office for the phone call. Please use this option only in the case of emergencies.


Each summer, we hire a photographer to take pictures of the campers throughout the day at their daily activities. These pictures will be posted each night. The Photo Service is a part of your registration.

Any other questions?

Please feel free to call the camp office at 252-726-4848 or email us at We are looking forward to seeing your camper this summer – please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.

Financial Aid

Camp Albemarle has a limited amount of campership money available each year. In all but extreme cases we are not able to award full camperships, but are very willing to work with families on the cost of camp including partial camperships and payment plans. In considering how much your family may be able to contribute, please consider all sources you may have available including church or community groups, or extended family members, such as grandparents, who may consider a payment towards camp as a holiday or birthday gift.

We are committed to giving all children the opportunity to have a great camp experience, please contact Camp Albemarle for a campership application if you are concerned about your family’s ability to pay.

156 Albemarle Dr
Newport, NC 28570