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Dates & Rates

2024 Camp Dates & Rates

Covid safety protocols for the 2024 season: up-to-date Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters are required for all campers and staff, per CDC recommendations

Tuition for all sessions includes meals, platform tent sleeping accommodations, instruction, equipment, and supervision. Campers must bring their own sleeping bag, backpack (if they want to go on a backpacking out-trip), and personal items.

SessionsDatesAge RequirementEnroll by Jan. 31Enroll by Mar. 31Enroll after Mar. 31Availability
Two-Week Sessions
Session 1June 16-June 29Ages 8-17$4250$4350$4450Open
Session 2June 30-July 13Ages 8-17$4250$4350$4450Open
Session 3July 14-July 27Ages 8-17$4250$4350$4450Open
Session 4July 28-August 10Ages 8-17$4250$4350$4450Open
Four-Week Sessions
Session 1/2June 16-July 13Ages 8-17$8100$8200$8300Open
Session 2/3June 30-July 27Ages 8-17$8100$8200$8300Open
Session 3/4July 14-August 10Ages 8-17$8100$8200$8300Open
One-Week Sessions
Session 1AJune 16-June 22Ages 8-17$2300$2350$2450Opens 1/31
Session 4AJuly 28-August 3Ages 8-17$2300$2350$2450Opens 1/31
Leadership SessionsDatesAge RequirementEnroll by Jan. 31Enroll by Mar. 31Enroll after Mar. 31Availability
Counselor-in-TrainingSession 1 - June 16-June 29Ages 14-17$4250$4350$4450FULL
Leader-in-TrainingSession 2/3 - June 30-July 27Ages 15-17$7850$7950$8050FULL
Wilderness Guide-in-TrainingSession 2/3 - June 30-July 27Ages 16-17$4250$4350$4450FULL
Other Fees  
Bus Transportation
(with stops in Redwood City, Concord, and Sacramento)
One way $110Round-trip $210
Whitewater Raft Trip
(must be at least 85 lbs & 4’10” tall, with good swim skills;
not available to LITs)
Estimated. Actual cost may be revised up or down slightly early in 2024.$220
Deposit for Camp Store (for any forgotten necessaries - balance refunded after camp)Store carries water bottles, toothpaste, headlamps, etc., and Camp T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc.$75

Dates and Rates

Deposits & Payment Schedules

  • A deposit is required at enrollment: $500 for One-Week and Two-Week sessions, $1000 for Four-Week sessions
  • Payment is due in full by March 31.
  • Installment Billing: Payments due January 15, February 28, and April 15
  • Paying by a physical check is the most economical way to pay your camp tuition. A convenience fee will be charged for credit/debit cards (3%) or eCheck (1%).


  • Sibling Discount: Enroll multiple campers from your family and take $100 off for each camper.
  • Early bird discounts are included in prices above.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing. We hire staff and make other commitments for camp based on enrollment. If you cancel:

  • By March 31, 2024 – Cancellation fee is $250
  • After March 31, 2024 – Cancellation fee is 20% of tuition
  • After April 30, 2024 – NO refunds
  • Cancellation fees are charged per camper, and families who cancel multiple children would incur cancellation fees for each camper.

Camp Tuition Insurance

We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase camp tuition insurance because it is your only avenue for obtaining a refund after April 30. Read the policy carefully! There are generally two types available regardless of company.

  • Standard tuition insurance typically covers campers who get sick and are unable to come to camp, or if they get sick at camp. The group rate through enrollment is 5% of tuition.
  • Enhanced insurance includes standard insurance but also adds partial tuition reimbursement if you “cancel for any reason” at least 48 hours prior to the start of camp. The group rate through enrollment is 7.5% of tuition.

Camp receives no benefit from sale of insurance, but every year we see illness and sports injuries prevent almost 5% of campers from arriving at camp. This insurance is available at a group rate as part of the camp application process or within a limited period after enrollment through other companies including TravMark, AM Skier.

Colds and other illnesses that are brought into camp tend to spread and (despite our protocols that reduce transmission) tend to really diminish a week for at least several other campers. We ask parents to keep sick campers home. Sick campers recover faster and more comfortably at home. If space is available we may be able to accommodate a recovered camper in a later session. If not, tuition insurance is the only option for a refund.

Withdrawals, Absences, Late Arrivals, Dismissals

There is no refund for late arrival or early departure, including homesickness or physical problem. Due to the progressive nature of our program, late arrivals are very difficult to accommodate, especially for first-time campers.

One of the most difficult things for the camp director is to expel a camper. Before leaving for camp, please discuss with your camper this important condition of enrollment. Camp will dismiss a camper immediately whose conduct or influence is unsatisfactory, dangerous, illegal, or at the discretion of the Director, is detrimental to the camp and/or other campers. This includes, but is not limited to, possession of or any involvement with recreational or illegal drugs, alcohol, smoking, weapons, vandalism, fighting, and any other disruptive behavior that is determined by Camp to threaten the health, safety, or well-being of any person, or the smooth operation of Camp. In the event of dismissal, there is no refund and the parent agrees to pick up their child at camp as soon as possible.

Camperships / Scholarships

Summer camp is powerful – it has the ability to develop character and change lives in important ways. Now more than ever, children need the life skills, experiences, and time in nature that camp provides. We believe camp is for everyone!

The DCWC Campership Program gives children from underserved communities the life-changing experience of summer camp. Thanks to our donors, in 2023 we provided 5 campers full or partial camperships. Our goal for 2024 is to double the number of camperships.

Your tax-deductible donation to the DCWC Campership Program will help send deserving children to Deer Crossing Wilderness Camp. We greatly appreciate any level of support! Please contact us (650-369-4382 or email) if you are interested in donating to the DCWC Campership Program, or if you would like to learn more about the program.