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Scroll below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  Do you have a question not on our list?  Email us: campmoonriver@savcds.org and let us know your question!  Thank you!

What are the regular camp hours? (subject to change depending on theme of the week.)
Click here for camp hours

Do you offer Extended Care?
Yes!  Extended Care may be selected in the registration process for applicable camps.

Morning Wait: $30/week: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
After Care: $30/week: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM (K-8 only)
Both: $50/week
Drop in for each: $8.00 per day
Late Fee: You will be charged $2.00 per minute per child for every minute after 5:30.

Do you offer financial aid, scholarship, or financial assistance?
We do not.  We do offer multi-week discounts.

How do I check to confirm what camps we have registered for our child(ren?)
CLICK HERE to see your family's ACTIVE registration account.

I didn't have a chance to fill out the Camper Information Form or upload my child's immunization form (non-SCDS campers only) when I registered.  Where can I find it now?
CLICK HERE to see your family's ACTIVE registration account.  It will show you what forms are still needed from you prior to the first day of camp.

Where will the campers go on the Destination Fun weeks?
The field trips will be announced during the summer!  Please check back!

What happens when it rains or if it is extremely hot?
The fun doesn't stop! We always have a plan B.

What is your policy on screens (apple watches, iphones, tablets etc.?)
Camp Moon River at SCDS is an intentionally device-free zone. Campers should not bring iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, or anything with a screen to camp. If you need to reach your child for some reason or vice versa, the camp line is open for this purpose. If a child brings a screen/device of any kind, we will hold it in the camp office. Camp Moon River is not responsible for lost items of this nature. Please leave them at home.

Fitness trackers are permitted if they do not become a distraction.  CMR is not responsible for lost fitness trackers.

What about sunscreen and bug spray?
In the morning before you send your child to camp, please liberally apply sunscreen and bug spray.  Please send the sunscreen and bug spray to camp and we will re-apply during the day. Please put your child's first and last name on the sun-screen and bug spray (and anything sent to camp). 

Do we send a lunch?
Yes, please send a lunch every day in a soft-sided cooler with your child's name on it. Children may drink from the water bottle they bring each day, or you may include a juice/milk box.  Please do not send candy or soda.

May I pack peanuts or peanut butter in my camper's lunch?
You may, as a general rule, pack peanuts or peanut butter. If we enroll a child with an allergy where he/she can't be around nuts, we will notify parents not to send peanut butter and nuts.

What should my camper bring/wear each day of Camp Moon River?
(ALL ITEMS must have camper's name written clearly on them).


All campers should wear:

  • shorts

  • CMR T-shirt

  • socks & sneakers

  • Sun-screen

  • Long hair should be in pony-tail

  • Recommended: hat or visor

All campers should bring:

  • Lunch in a soft sided cooler

  • Water bottle

  • Bathing Suit

  • Towel

  • water shoes/flip flops/crocs

  • sunscreen

  • bug spray

We recommend "a bag in a bag."  Put bathing suit, towel, and water shoes in draw string bag or plastic grocery bag.  Place in a small back pack along with soft-sided cooler,  water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray.

What if my camper forgets his/her lunch, towel, or a water bottle?
You may bring any items to your child later in the day. Please bring the item to the Camp Moon River office located in Pressly Hall (the Lower School Building). We keep a few things on hand just in case.

Does your camp have a nurse?
Yes, we have a Camp Nurse who will manage our Camp Moon River Health Center and distribute each camper's personal medication as needed. The nurse is on hand to meet the special health needs of campers and staff as is reasonable in a summer camp infirmary. The nurse and camp director will determine if a child needs to go home or requires emergency medical services. Parents/guardians may inquire about the ability of CMR to meet the specific special medical needs of their child(ren) prior to registration. If we can, we will. At this time, we have one nurse on staff. If a child needs 1:1 care, it will need to be provided by an aid/helper hired by the parent/guardian.

What happens if my child gets sick the weekend prior to camp and can't attend one or more days of camp?
We understand that kids get sick. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, credits, or prorated amounts when there is less than one-week notice.  This is because we plan accordingly for all of our campers with staffing and supplies. 

Can my camper attend multiple weeks?
Absolutely! In fact, if you commit your child to multiple weeks when you register, you will receive an automagical discount on each week of camp. The more weeks, the greater the discount!

What is your tax ID number?
The SCDS Tax ID: 58-0655290

May we switch weeks?
Yes, you may as long as it is a week or more away from the camp date you plan to transfer. Requests must be in writing to campmoonriver@savcds.org.  There will be a $25 late change fee for transfers with less than 2 weeks notice.

May we request that our camper be with a friend(s) or a specific counselor?
Sorry. We are not in a position to honor requests.  A big part of camp is getting to know new people!  If there is a known concern about a particular camper or counselor, you will have the opportunity to let us know in the registration.

Does my child need to be an SCDS Student?
No. We welcome and encourage students from all over to join us at Camp Moon River! We are delighted to have campers from all schools including home-schooled students and those visiting family in the Savannah area during the summer!

What if my child does not know anyone at Camp Moon River or SCDS?
No worries!  Camp is all about making new friends.  By the end of day one, your child will have a lot of new buddies!

Do you have a multi-child or sibling discount?
Sorry. We do not offer a "multi-child/sibling" discount.
We do offer a multi-week discount .

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