Raptors Rock! Summer Day Camp

Counselors in Training and campers play games to get started at Birds and Beasties camp.

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Raptors Rock! Summer Day Camp
Summer camp all over the US will look a little different this summer as we work to keep our staff, our volunteers and our campers safe. The great outdoors provides a wonderful classroom that we are excited to introduce our campers to through our virtual and on-campus camps in 2020. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to take our June and first two weeks of July camps online and switch up the schedule so that the last four weeks of camp covers the raptor keeper camps that involve hands on raptor engagement.

Half Day Virtual Raptor Camp
Raptors Rock! Home Edition will bring the fun of Carolina Raptor Center to your house! Campers will enjoy a structured mix of live and recorded videos about raptors and nature!

From 8am to Noon campers will interact online with staff and birds, as well as make friends and connect with other campers. This fast paced active learning format will get your kids off of the couch and exploring their environment. Get a live tour of our hospital; watch a hawk training session; meet a Bald Eagle! Each camper will receive an Adventure Box of supplies for that week’s camp program. The box will include worksheets, supplies, prizes, and instructions. Does a sibling want to participate as well? Add a second Adventure Box for only $50!

Please read our Camp FAQs.

2020 Raptors Rock! Details 

  • Session I (virtual 8 am - noon) June 15-19 Raptor Rookies (ages 7-9) 
  • Session II (virtual 8am - noon) June 22- 26 Raptor Rookies (ages 7-9) 
  • Session III: (virtual 8 am - noon) July 6-10 Young Vets (ages 12-14)
  • Session IV: (virutal 8 am - noon) July 13-17 Young Vets (ages 8-11)
  • Session V: (in-person) July 20-24 Keeper Level 1 (ages 8-10)
  • Session VI: (in-person) July 27-31 Keeper Level 2 (ages 11-14)
  • Session VII: (in person) August 3-7 Keeper Level 1 (ages 10-12)
  • Session VIII: (in person) August 10-14 Keeper Level 1 (ages 11-14)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please select the link for the camp you are interested above to register.

Additional Details

  • Young Vets and Raptor Rookies are $100 a week per session.
    • Participants will receive an Adventure Box with their supplies for the week. 
    • Additional Adventure Boxes can be purchased 
  • Keeper Level I is $225 a week per session and is limited to 15 participants/week
  • Keeper Level 2 is $350 a week per session* and is limited to 8 participants/week.
  • Extended day for all in-person camps is $35 a week per session
    • Drop-off starts at 8:00 am and pick-up until 5:00 pm
    • Extended day allows you to drop off at 7:30 am and pick-up until 5:30 pm

Introducing the Zlaty Camp Scolarship Fund
The Zlaty Fund was created by Ruth Pollow, a volunteer at Carolina Raptor Center, in honor of the Golden Eagle Zlaty who passed away in December 2018. Zlaty was a gentle Golden Eagle and a true ambassador for his species. He arrived at Carolina Raptor Center in 1985 and traveled with staff to inspire and teach students about raptors. Over the years he traveled to schools, bird conferences, events, and even took part in the centers summer bird show. He was a special eagle that left an impact on staff, volunteers and those who had the fortunate chance to meet him. He touched the hearts of many and inspired Ruth to create this scholarship fund to continue to keep his spirit alive by helping students in the community. 

Cancellation policy
Camps fill up quickly, so please register soon. If your plans change, you can receive a 50% refund if you notify us before April 30th. After April 30th no refunds are offered except in extreme circumstances.  

Please contact Camp Director Carol Crabtree at ccrabtree@carolinaraptorcenter.org or (704) 875-6521 x 210 with any camp availability questions. Her office hours are 8-3 Tuesday to Saturday.