Run Hard Expedition
Not a running camp. Not a sports camp. Not your typical summer camp.Run Hard Expedition is back for a second year! With so much fun last summer, we had to do it again. It will be 4 days and 3 nights of total fun, as you hang with friends, climb the wall, swim in the lake, and play unlimited amounts of gaga ball. You will not want to miss getting launched off the blob or braving the giant swing! This year's Run Hard Expedition is guaranteed to be tons of fun!
READY FOR YOUR EXPEDITION?
- Dates, Rates and Location
July 31st - August 3rd
82 Camp Long Road
Aiken, SC 29805
Arrival: Sunday, 2:00 PM
Departure: Wednesday, 2:00 PM
*Please see our refund policy below
|April 1 - April 17||$375|
|April 18 - June 30||$425|
|July 1 - 25||$475|
+ Parent Details
General Questions: Call Jesse Harmon at (803) 414-9508
82 Camp Long Rd
Aiken, SC 29805
Arrival is 2:00 PM on Sunday. Campers cannot be received before this, as staff will be preparing for camp and will be unable to supervise campers.
Awards ceremony begins on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with departure beginning at 2:00 PM.
Please call if you will be late on the last day.
+ Camp Life
Menus have been approved by a registered dietician and are designed to provide a balanced and nutritious diet. Camp is equipped with a modern kitchen, which is operated by an experienced and well-trained staff. Please note on the Camp Health Form if your child has any food allergies or other food related issues. Please do not send food with your child. Every camper will receive two snacks each day.
Campers must be able to both function independently and as part of a group. They must be able to comprehend and follow basic instructions, have an understanding of natural hazards (for example: roads, lakes and heights) and be able to change clothes and use restroom facilities without assistance. Campers who continue to display problem behavior will be removed from the camp without a refund.
Not all activities are available to all campers, as some activities have age and/or size restrictions. These activities are subject to change, depending on weather, staff availability or acts of third parties beyond our control.
Activity groups are assigned on a random basis. If there are siblings or friends that MUST be grouped together make sure to request this during the registration process. Teams and their counselor will do team competitions together all week. Outside of team specific competition all campers will be combined together and will have plenty of time to hang out with friends.
|9:00 - 9:45 AM||Group activity|
|10:00 - 11:30 AM||Lake time (paddle board, blob, kayak, swimming)|
|12:00 - 12:30 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 - 1:45 PM||Big group games|
|2:00 - 3:00 PM||Individual sports competition / high and low ropes team building|
|3:15 - 4:30 PM||Lake time|
|6:00 - 6:30 PM||Dinner|
|7:00 - 9:00 PM||Group activities|
|9:00 - 9:45 PM||Showers / free time|
|10:00 PM||Lights out|
+ Health & Safety
All campers are required to follow the safety measures set out by our staff and counselor team.
All medications must be given to the health officer upon arrival at camp. The health officer will be responsible for properly administering the medicine on a daily basis, as directed by a physician or parent. All medications are kept under lock and key. (Exceptions may be made for inhalers or Epi-pens.) Pack all medicine in a Ziplock bag with the camper's name on the bag. Please include in the bag all medication, and a notecard. On the notecard please have campers name, medicine name, dosage, time of day that medicine is given, and any special instructions.
If your child has allergies, please indicate them on the Camp Health Form and let the counselor know. We regularly accommodate children with food and other allergies.
All campers are screened upon arrival at camp for good health prior to admission. We ask that no camper come to camp ill or with any contagious condition. We reserve the right to send your camper home if they become ill, develop any contagious condition (such as pink eye or head lice) or if they are unable to participate in the major activities of camp. If your camper cannot remain at camp due to health reasons, you will not receive a refund of camp fees.
If a camper suffers an injury or illness that requires a trip to the hospital, the parent or guardian will be notified as quickly as possible.
Parents can help their child adjust to camp by letting them know that they expect them to have fun at camp. They can also encourage them to meet new friends and learn new things. It is best not to promise a camper that they can come home if they do not like camp. We also discourage campers from making or receiving calls from home, especially if homesick. We have found that calls from home make the adjustment to camp more difficult. Our staff works hard to help campers adjust to camp by making sure they are involved in team building and fun activities. If an emergency situation arises at home, we ask that you contact the camp director. No camper cell phones are allowed at camp.
- First-Aid and CPR certified staff are present at camp 24 hours per day.
- We arranged with local EMS to provide care and transportation when needed.
- Professional medical care is available within 15 minutes of the camp facility
Campers receive a high amount of small group interaction and personal attention from camp staff and instructors. The counselors have been chosen for their dedication and their ability to work with young people.
- The ratio of campers to staff is no more than 8:1.
- Staff undergoes pre-camp training.
- Counselors supervise campers 24 hours per day.
- Staff are assigned activity groups during the day and dorm groups during the evening and nighttime.
- Nighttime dorm groups may consist of up to two rooms per counselor.
- American Camping Association standards for certified lifeguards are met during all swim times.
- Life jackets are required for those in a canoe, kayak, boat or tube. Life jackets are provided.
Each camp has limited medical insurance on every camper for accidents and illnesses that occur during camp. Pre-existing illness and eyeglass/contact replacement are not covered. Camp is not responsible for eyeglasses or contacts that are lost or broken at camp.
+ Packing List
Each summer, parents ask what their child will need this summer at camp. We've created a list of necessary items so your child is prepared. We suggest that you help your child pack his/her suitcase so they will know what was packed and will be better able to repack for home. Let your child make some decisions on what to bring. We recommend that they bring only one suitcase and one bedroll, and they do not bring new clothes for camp. If possible, label belongings with your child’s name, as we will not be responsible for lost clothing or other personal items.
- Sheets/blanket or sleeping bag (single bed)
- Toiletry items
- Water bottle
- Bug spray/lotion
- Tennis shoes (2 pair)
- Water shoes (flip flops, sport sandals, etc.)
- Modest swimsuits (2)
- Personal Clothing
- Rain jacket
- Cloth mask
- Toiletry bag or gallon ziplock bag labeled with camper name
- Luggage labeled with camper name
For the safety of campers and staff, we have a no-tolerance policy for these items.
- Cell phones
- Alcohol/Illegal drugs
- Tobacco products
- Weapons or knives
- Food, candy, gum & other snacks
- iPod’s, tablets, radios, handheld games or other media
We offer refunds minus a $100 non-refundable deposit until four weeks before the program begins. This policy exists because we must purchase supplies, shirts, food and materials for your child in the weeks leading up to camp. This policy is strictly enforced.