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Summer Camp 2024 at EBCDC and JDS

Camp Hours: 6:30am-6:00pm, M-F                                                       For Kids from ANY SCHOOL and all locations
EB School-Age Phone: 704-777-3374       JDS Campus Office: 704-391-5516        EBCDC Office: 704-392-5530            

Summer Camp is offered by Early Beginnings CDC 

For Preschool age, it is on the Early Beginnings Campus (preschool rules, regulations, and tuition apply).

For School-Age, those who've completed Kindergarten-8th grades, it is on the JDS Campus.

It is open to ALL students from ANY school and is a Christian-based program.

(JDS Campus Location: 1209 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC 28214)


EB at JDS Summer Program Overview

2024 Summer Camp Details

Space is limited.
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Below is a sample schedule.  Field trip times vary as they take place in the morning and afternoon.  (Every day does not include a field trip).  Rising 6th-8th graders go to Carowinds for field trips two times a week, so their schedule looks different, but they still do many of the same core activities.

6:30am to 8:45am:  Drop-off / Breakfast/ Group Activities

8:45am to 9:30am: Bible Study / Group Activity Intro Activities

9:30am to 12:30pm: Field Trip (or on-campus activity)

12:30pm to 1:15pm:  Lunch

1:15pm to 2:00pm: Playground / Free Play

2:00pm to 2:45pm: Group Activity / Craft

2:45pm to 3:15pm:  Snack

3:15pm to 3:45pm:  Brain Smart Academic Bridge

3:45pm to 4:45pm:  Teacher Initiated Classroom Activities 

4:45pm to 5:15pm:  Group Game in Gym/Outside

5:15pm to 6:00pm: Center Time

6:00pm:  Pick-up (Latest)

2024 Weekly Themes

Early Beginnings operates its School Age Program, which includes Before/After School Care and Summer Camp on the Jackson Day School campus. This campus allows for classes, field trips, playgrounds, and a central location to many different areas and attractions around Charlotte. 

For 19 years Early Beginnings has celebrated the joy of summer with local families and has held Summer Camp on the campus of MID/JDS since Early Beginnings founded the school in 2009.  Summer Camp begins the first day school is out and continues until the last day before the next school year.

Each summer program has a main theme for the whole summer with weekly sub-themes based around a Vacation Bible School theme. Classes are divided into five different age groups.

Every week includes water activities, art projects, science, games, activities, age-appropriate field trips, devotions, free time, academic learning, and good-ol' fashion fun.

Catered Breakfast and Lunch are included in tuition and provided by a 3rd party caterer. An Afternoon Snack is also included.





You choose the weeks you need summer camp in advance and pay only for those weeks. 

You pay an Activity Fee only on the weeks you register for. 

You choose a program for the summer:                                     

Full Time (M-F) or 3 Day Part-Time (T/W/TR) 

At the time of registration, you choose your camp format (5-day or 3-day) and the specific weeks you will attend. You pay tuition/Fee for the first week you will attend to confirm your registration. Then, you are invoiced for each registered week one week prior to attendance. 

- Payment for the week's tuition and activity fee must be received by 12:00 pm on the Friday prior to the requested week in order to attend the following week. Tuition and Activity Fee must always be paid together.  

- A two-week notice is required to move or cancel a scheduled week.  This must be in the form of a written notice by emailing the Director.

- Tuition for registered weeks is due regardless of attendance if cancellation policies have not been met.

- Campers may change their program (PT of FT) only once during the summer if there is room and with proper notice. Parents may not fluctuate back and forth between plans due to scheduling, staffing, and student safety.

Activity Fee for 1st-4 and 6th-8th differences and requirements

The weekly Activity Fee covers costs for off site field trips including admissions, gas, etc. as well as some activities done on campus.

Campers who've completed 5th grade have a lower Activity Fee because they are required to purchase a Carowinds Season Pass.  This pass covers admission to Carolina Harbor water park once a week, and the theme park once a week.  The pass for 2023 starts as low as $105.   On Carowinds days you will need to pack a lunch or bring a form of payment for lunch.  FYI Carowinds is cashless.

There is a link at the bottom of this page to purchase the pass from Carowinds.

Weekly Wonders*


Along with the Academic Bridge, and themed activities, every week includes:

  • Ice Cream/Hawaiin Truck

  • Group Games and Music

  • Science Activity

  • Arts and Crafts Activity

  • 2 Water-Play days and 1 to 2 field trips

*(Subject to change due to unforseen circumstances)

Weekly Focus:




Within the context of our Summer Theme, each week has its own focus to keep interests going and ensure a wide range of activities across the summer. The Weekly Focus guides the field trips and activities and includes thematic devotions and Bible verses.  We are in the process of developing these themes for each week.  Check back here for an update.

2024 VBS Theme: Breaker Rock Beach. "God's Rock Solid Truth"

Week 1 - May 27 - May 31t    (closed May 27th for Memorial Day)


Week 2 - June 3 - June 7


Week 3 - June 10 - June 14   


Week 4 - June 17 - June 21 (closed June 19th for Junteenth Day)


Week 5 - June 24 - June 28   


Week 6 - July 1 - July 5 (closed July 4th/5th for Independence Day)


Week 7 - July 8 - July 12       


Week 8 - July 15 - July 19


Week 9 - July 22 - July 26


Week 10 - July 29 - August 2


Week 11 - August 5 – August 9 (closed Aug. 9 for Teacher Workday)


Week 11.5 – August 12 - 13

Breakfast, Lunch,
and Afternoon Snack included
at no extra costs!!

Tuition and Camp Procedures

Summer Camp 2024 Tuition/Fee


** Space is First Come-First Serve **

-- Sign up now --  

(Siblings receive 10% discount after the first youngest child)

(Space reservation occurs on the date of the deposit)


                                                                             Per Week Pricing

Full-Time 5 Days per week (M-F)             Tuition             Activity Fee 

Rising 1st - 5th grades        ......................$150.00.................$20.00

Rising 6th - 8th grades        ......................$150.00.................$10.00

                                                                   (6th-8th: + Carowinds Pass)

Part-Time 3 Days per week (T/W/TR)      Tuition             Activity Fee 

Rising 1st - 5th grades .............................$105.00.................$20.00

Rising 6th - 8th grades        ......................$105.00.................$10.00

                                                                   (6th-8th: + Carowinds Pass)

Sibling discount:

10% off tuition for each sibling after the youngest.​

(Sibling R1st-5th Ex: FT- $135+$20,      PT- $94.5+$20)

- Once camp begins students may not switch back and forth between Full Time and Part Time. With a written notice you may change your plan once during the summer, if space is available in the other plan. 

(Campers may be asked to bring in recycled items or other things to use during camp for crafts as well.  Examples: cereal boxes, coke bottles, toilet paper holders, boxes, etc.)

To Enroll in Summer Camp

and reserve your spot:

Complete these steps ONLINE:

  • Registration Form,

  • Policy Agreement Form​

  • Emergency Medical/Authorization Form

  • Pay Deposit through ProCare

Click buttons at the bottom of this page to gain access to the forms, beginning with the Registration Form.

(Policy Agreement and Medical Form links are also in the Registration Form)

We recommend Online Registration, however, if you are unable to Register online, you can print the "Printable" forms using the buttons below, complete and return them to campus with your first week's tuition.

We do not charge a Registration Fee for our Summer Camp. In order to confirm your Summer Camp registration and reserve your spot, you need to make the payment for your first week at the time of registration. Your payment will then stay on your account and go towards your first week once it is time to bill for that week.  

To make a payment you will need to have a ProCare Account. 


Do you have a ProCare Account?       If Yes;

Log in and pay the first week to secure your spot.  (Note:  You may not have been billed for the first week, but go ahead and make the payment and you will be billed later.)

Do you have a ProCare Account?       If No;

Once you have submitted the Registration Form, you will receive an email that your ProCare Account has been created and is active.  In that email will be instructions to log into ProCare to make the first week's payment to secure your spot.

We also accept Money Orders and Checks made payable to Early Beginnings CDC. We do not accept cash.

After May 17th, enrollment is still open but you must contact the Summer Camp Director for availability, start date, and to enroll.

Online Registration Forms

Printable Registration Forms

Other Tools

For questions or assistance,

contact the School Age Director

Hanako Blackwell

at 704-777-3374

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