Camp Discovery

Now accepting registrations!

Purpose

The purpose of our summer youth programs is to provide enrichment opportunities for children and teens in the Valdosta area. We strive to create a safe, caring environment where participants expand their horizons, make friends, and achieve personal growth through age-appropriate activities. All classes are designed to be fun for participants, as well as to improve academic, artistic, and/or physical skills.

Age Ranges

Age requirements for camps vary, and are listed with each camp description. Please see the Camp Descriptions page.

Where and When

Programs start May 27 and continue through July 25. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per camp, unless otherwise listed in the description, to assure good teacher-student interaction. Most camps are held Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon OR from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Regional Center for Continuing Education. Parents may park in the lot behind the building and bring their children in through the rear entrance. Children will meet in the auditorium and be escorted to their classrooms as a group. At the end of camp each day parents will sign their child out from his or her classroom. Some camps are held off-site; that will be noted in the camp description and instructions will be sent with your receipt.Early drop-off will be available beginning at 7:30 am (except for off-site camps) at no extra charge. Campers will enjoy supervised activities until the start of their camp. Students should be picked up promptly at the conclusion of camp. A morning snack will be provided each day at 10:30 am, and an afternoon snack at 2:30 pm. Your registration fee covers all course supplies and snacks.

The Afternoon Rec Room - Check it out! The Rec Room will be open every week (1 PM - 4 PM) for children needing a place with supervised afternoon activities. During the week of May 27 - May 30, we will have All Day Rec Room from 9 am - 4 pm. 

For those attending both a morning camp and the Rec Room or an afternoon camp in the same week, a supervised lunch area will be available. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Lunches can be refrigerated, but not heated.

Cost

Camp fees vary based on program expenses. Please see individual descriptions for camp fees. Sorry, there are no scholarships available for Camp Discovery.

Discounts

You may qualify for a discount (excluding Rec Room and extended day) if you meet certain criteria:

Children of VSU students, faculty, and staff receive a $5 per camp discount (VSU ID number required.)Early Bird discount of $5 per camp for registrations received on or before May 30, 2014. Sibling discount of $5 per camp if 2 or more siblings are registered for a camp during the same week.

Registration

To register, complete the Registration form and return it with check (payable to Valdosta State University) or credit card number (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) to: Continuing Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0435. You may also fax registrations to 229-333-5377 or register by phone at 229-245-6484. Registrations will not be accepted without payment.

A liability waiver and photo release is required. You may sign the waiver/release when you check your child in on the first day of camp, print one from our website and mail or bring it in, or simply stop by our office.

Refund Policy

Full refunds, less $5 per camp, will be given for cancellations if you notify our office by phone or in writing by Wednesday at 4 PM the week before the camp begins. No refunds will be given for cancellations after 4 PM on the Wednesday preceding the camp; however, another child may substitute in the same camp. No partial refunds will be given for classes missed. For classes cancelled by Valdosta State University, registrants will be issued a full refund.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact the VSU Continuing Education office at (229) 245-6484. Our business hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, and Fridays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Camp Discovery program coordinator is Suzanne Ewing.