Coastal Explorers

Coastal Explorers is a summer day camp for Middle-school-aged students.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Read prior to camp registration for 2024.

Past Due Balances from 2022/2023: If you have an outstanding balance from a previous summer camp season, your child/camper is not eligible to register for camp this year until the account is paid in full. If you attempt to register your child without paying the previous past-due balance in full, they will be removed from the 2024 camp register.

CampDoc Camper Profile Completion Requirement: ALL CampDoc camper profiles must be 100% complete within two (2) weeks following the registration of your camper(s). If you have not completed each camper’s profile, your account will be deactivated for the 2024 summer camp season and you will lose both your registration fee and the reservations you had for the weeks selected.

Camper Photo Requirement: Please add a photo of each camper to their profile. This will be helpful to us when implementing the electronic sign-in and sign-out procedures.

Everyone must have a debit/credit card on file in CampDoc. Please note that if payment is not received by the Friday before your child/camper’s week of camp, we will charge your card for the week’s balance due. If any card is declined there will be a $25.00 service fee added to your camper’s account.

The following information is from the 2023 camp season and remains posted for reference, only. Check back later for the 2024 updated dates and information.


Online registration begins on March 20, 2023, and will continue until the last week of camp, August 7 – 11, 2023. All withdrawals and schedule changes must be made by Friday, May 5, 2023.

Register through CampDoc – Click Here

* There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $45.00 for 2023, due at the time of registration.

Registration and payments are processed online only using CampDoc services. We have included links to documents below that will help you with questions and to prepare for this recent change in registering for camp.

CampDoc Financial FAQ

CampDoc Family FAQ

CampDoc Protection Plan FAQ

For other questions or concerns, please call Fort Caswell’s main office at (910) 278-9501, open Monday–Friday, from 8:00 am–5:00 pm.

Open Houes & T-shirt Pickup

This year’s Open House will be conducted via video sent to all parents through CampDoc. This Open House video will cover all information/expectations in our Handbook. It will also cover all information/expectations in our Handbook and cover important protocols and procedures that will be followed based on local and state health mandates and recommendations. It is imperative we take a team approach and for everyone to work together to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience.

T-Shirt pick up dates will be:

  • May 19, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Friday)
  • May 20, 2023, from 9:00-11:30 am (Saturday) 
  • May 26, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Friday)
  • May 27, 2023, from 9:00-11:30 am (Saturday)

If you are not able to pick up camper t-shirts during this time, we will give them to your camper on their first day of camp. Please try to make it to one of these dates because it does make it easier for our staff.

Coastal Explorers Camp Life

Coastal Explorers is a summer day camp with a unique blend of recreation and exploration that will give your rising 6th through 8th graders an unforgettable summer experience!

Activities include gym games, crafts, pool time, beach swimming, surf fishing, and fort exploration. Once a week, campers will also have Environmental Day where campers can fish, crab, and kayak. Campers will also visit the Drift Inn, Fort Caswell’s Ice Cream Shop. *Campers must bring their own money to purchase treats.

Cost: $95.00 per camper, per week + one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $45.00.

Hours: 7:30 am–5:00 pm with pick-up no later than 5:30 pm.

2023 day camp weeks: Week 1: June 5–9, through August 7–11.

*Campers are required to bring a bagged lunch each day.


Here we have provided a general outline for a day at Coastal Explorers.

7:30-8:30        Drop Off

8:30-11:15       Pool / Activities (includes gym games, crafts, environmental activities) 

11:15-12:00     Lunch

12:00-4:00      Activities (games, crafts, environmental activities, and more)

4:15-5:00         Pick Up

Registration begins March 20, 2023

Registration begins March 2024