Welcome to Camp Cornelius!

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At Camp Cornelius, there is no reason for your kids to be bored this summer! Register online or in person at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Parks & Recreation office is located on the 2nd floor.
Download our summer camp guideFor all camps, the Resident Discount (RD) is available to residents of Cornelius only. All camps run Monday through Friday. Find waivers, policies, and forms at the bottom of this page.


Now open! Register online or call us at 704-892-6031 ext. 160.

Find all Camp Cornelius waivers and policies at the bottom of this page.


Summer Day Camps (Full Day)
Need the whole workday filled for your child? These full-day summer camps include games, crafts, field trips, special guests, and fun!  Each week will feature at least one offsite field trip and a special onsite guest or other surprise among daily jam-packed days of camp activities. Excluding field trip days, campers will be divided into pre-designated, age-specific groups for activity rotations throughout the day. Meals are not provided; each camper must bring his/her own nut-free lunch and nut-free snacks to camp daily, a large refillable water bottle, and tennis or other closed-toe shoes. The camp day will run 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Though campers may be dropped off later or picked up earlier on most days, there are no earlier drop-off or later pick-up options. Eight weeks offered; register for all or just pick the weeks you need!
NEW THIS YEAR: Our 6-7 year-old campers will meet at JV Washam Recreation Center and our 8-12-year-old campers will meet at Bailey Road Recreation Center. Most weeks, both Washam and Bailey field trips will be to the same destination, though typically on different days.
Ages: 6-12  (NOTE:  All full-day campers must be 6 years old by the first day of the camp(s) they will be attending and have completed Kindergarten.)
Helpful Documents:

2024 SDC Registration Form  2024 SDC Parent Information Packet
June Theme/Activity Calendar - Washam June Theme/Activity Calendar - Bailey
July Theme/Activity Calendar - Washam July Theme/Activity Calendar - Bailey
August Theme/Activity Calendar - Washam August Theme/Activity Calendar - Bailey

CORNELIUS PARENTS OF FULL-DAY CAMPERS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY . Documents may be emailed to pr@cornelius.org, brought to our Town Hall office (21445 Catawba Ave), mailed to PO Box 399, Cornelis, or faxed to 704-896-2462. Acceptable documents may include valid driver's license, utility bill, apartment lease, etc.

Summer Sports Camps (Partial Day)2024 will be our 24th year of offering these camps in a variety of different sports, including baseball, basketball, cardio dance, cheerleading, cycling, disc golf, flag football, lacrosse, multi-sport, pickleball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball! We also offer several mini-camps to introduce our youngest campers to sports in a 90-minute format. 
Ages: 4-14
Summer Recreation & Summer Sports Registration Form & Planning Grids

Summer Recreation Experience (Partial Day)

This camp series offers an engaging approach to science and adventure! Over nine weeks this summer, with one camp per week, these camps are designed to provide fun, fascinating STEM camps including engineering, food science, and  rocketry, and unique, educational interactions with Cornelius’s finest, solving crimes and learning about water and boater safety!  Ages: 6-14 
Summer Recreation & Summer Sports Registration Form & Planning Grids

Therapeutic Summer CampsWe partner with Mecklenburg County Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services to offer camps for any child with a disability, developmental delay, behavioral / attention / sensory disorder or any other challenge hindering his / her life experiences, learning or development.  

Thank You To Our Sponsors!Gold Sponsor

Novant Health

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Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery (1)
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Lake Norman Media Group (3)    
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Summer Camp Waivers, Policies & Forms11 documents

  • Assumption of Risk Waiver
  • Authorization for Pickup of Participant
  • Epi-Pen Policy and Action Plan
  • SDC Late Pickup/Late Fee Policy
  • SRE-SSC Late Pickup/Late Fee Policy
  • Summer Camp Behavioral Policy
  • Summer Camp Refund Policy
  • Summer Camp Waiver
  • Summer Camp Scholarship Policy & Application
  • Walking-Biking Permission Form
  • Full Day Camp (SDC) Parent Information Packet