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Cancellation Policy

A $500 deposit plus $25.50 tax is required to reserve your spot in any session. This deposit is non-refundable. For summer camp sessions, the balance is due on April 1 (for early bird registrations) or May 1 (for standard registrations). For non-summer sessions, the balance is due 30 days prior to the first day of camp. After the balance due date, this full amount is non-refundable, UNLESS we are able to fill your spot with someone from the waiting list, in which case, a refund of the balance payment–all except the initial $500 deposit–will be issued. For unforeseen events such as hurricane evacuation, cancelled flight, personal illness or injury, travel insurance is highly recommended. (See also our COVID-19 special exception below).

COVID-19 Protocols & Special Exceptions

If any restrictions due to the continued threat of COVID-19 should disallow us from running any standard 2021 camp session, we will revert to our “Custom Tours” format, which was used in the Summer of 2020. Current registrants will be given first priority for Custom Tours. Any registrant unable to get into a tour will be refunded in FULL. If any Summer 2021 session is cancelled due to COVID-19 or if any camper is unable to attend due to enforced stay-at-home orders or travel restrictions which overlap with their camp dates, we will refund all camp fees except the initial deposit of $500 plus tax per week (approximately 75% refund). For Winter Week 2020-21, FULL refunds will be issued for cancellations due to COVID-19.

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Zero Tolerance Policy

Surf Hatteras will absolutely not tolerate the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs by campers at any time during camp sessions. This includes JUULs and the like. Those found to be in violation of this rule will not simply be warned, but will be sent home immediately without a refund.

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CSA Travel Insurance

This is an optional policy that reimburses up to $2000 per week in the event of session cancellation or interruption for covered reasons (e.g. mandatory hurricane evacuation, cancelled flight, covered injury or illness, etc). After experiencing a mandatory hurricane evacuation during a camp session in 2020, we highly recommend this insurance! For more information on the policy, click here.