If you are considering signing your child up for Camp Leo, chances are, you have a few questions. Luckily, we have answers. Read through this handy FAQ page to learn more about our camp, what to bring, how to get your child to camp, and more.
Who is eligible to come to Camp Leo?
Camp Leo accepts visually-impaired campers between the ages of 7 and 17. All campers must be legally blind and residents of South Carolina.
How much does Camp Leo cost?
Camp Leo is free for our campers! Our camp is supported by the Hilton Head and Sun City Lions Clubs of South Carolina, as well as many local businesses and volunteers.
Who staffs Camp Leo?
Camp Leo is staffed by professionally trained personnel, nurses, camp directors, and counselors. The campers are supervised 24 hours a day, and counselors live with the campers.
What kinds of meals are provided?
We hire a trained dietician to plan and prepare all our campers’ meals, ensuring they get a selection that is as nutritious as it is delicious. We ask all parents and guardians about their campers’ favorite foods to ensure that the campers will get to enjoy food they love.
What should my camper bring?
We suggest that campers bring the following items to camp:
• Camp Clothing • Play Clothes • Underclothing • Jacket • Shoes and Socks • Swimsuit • Toiletries • Musical Instrument (if any)
• Sunblock • Insect Repellent • Raincoat
All items must
have the camper’s name on them. Use a laundry marking pen for clothing.
There is no need to worry about bedding and linen, as they will be donated by Resort Services, Inc.
What kind of medical information must I provide for my camper?
Our camper application includes the usual questions about insurance, medical conditions, medications, and allergies. We ask that you fill out this application fully to ensure that we do everything we can to keep our campers safe.
In addition to this, South Carolina law requires that all campers and staff members have a physical and medical history conducted by a physician. This must be completed within a month before camp.
What kind of insurance is the camp covered by?
Campers and leaders are covered by a comprehensive accident policy while they attend camp.
How will my child get to and from camp?
We offer several options for transportation. If you wish, you can transport your child directly to and from our camp. You can drop your child off on Sunday, July 16 2017 between 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
and pick him or her up on Saturday, July 22 2017 between 8:00 am & 10:00 am.
We also provide bus transportation for our campers. The bus starts in Spartanburg and picks up campers at designated stops in Columbia, Greenville, and Walterboro, and it drops campers off in the same locations. We will give more detailed information to parents and guardians once the application has been accepted and all arrangements have been made.
What kinds of activities will my child participate in?
How do I sign my child up?
Fill out our application and mail it to our mailing address. We accept all qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.