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Dates & Rates

2023 Camp Dates & Rates

Covid safety protocols for the 2023 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 Mar. 31Enroll after Mar. 31Availability
Two-Week Sessions
Session 1June 18-July 1Ages 8-17$4200$4300Open
Session 2July 2-July 15Ages 8-17$4200$4300Open
Session 3July 16-July 29Ages 8-17$4200$4300Open
Session 4July 30-August 12Ages 8-17$4200$4300Open
Four-Week Sessions
Session 1/2June 18-July 15Ages 8-17$7800$7950Open
Session 2/3July 2-July 29Ages 8-17$7800$7950Open
Session 3/4July 16-August 12Ages 8-17$7800$7950Open
One-Week Sessions
Session 1AJune 18-June 24Ages 8-17$2250$2300Full
Session 4AJuly 30-August 5Ages 8-17$2250$2300Full
Leadership SessionsDatesAge RequirementEnroll by Mar. 31Enroll after Mar. 31Availability
Counselor-in-TrainingSession 1 - June 18-July 1Ages 14-17$4200$4300Limited
Leader-in-TrainingSession 2/3 - July 2-July 29Ages 15-17$7400$7550Full
Guide-in-TrainingSession 2/3 - July 2-July 29Ages 16-17$4200$4300Full
Other Fees  
Bus Transportation
(with stops in Redwood City, Concord, and Sacramento)
One way $95Round-trip $190
Bus Transportation
(to/from Santa Barbara if we have sufficient sign-ups)
One way $200Round-trip $400
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 2023.$195
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.$100

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, 2023 – Cancellation fee is $250
  • After March 31, 2023 – Cancellation fee is 20% of tuition
  • After April 30, 2023 – 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 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.

Withdrawals, Absences, Late Arrivals, Dismissals

There is no refund for late arrival or early departure, including homesickness or physical problem.

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.


We offer a limited number of scholarships at multiple levels from 15% to 95% based on financial need. To qualify, campers must:

1. Demonstrate financial need: provide documentation of household income and size for comparison with California Housing and Community Development income categories. Describe any other circumstances affecting financial need. (CHCD income limits vary by county and household size. “Acutely low income” households (~$12k to ~$19k by county for 2 people) are eligible for 95% scholarship, while “moderate income” households (~$142k to ~$231k by county for 6 people) are eligible for 15% scholarship.)

2. Provide a letter of recommendation: We’re a leadership development camp and believe strongly that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. Ask a teacher or coach or someone who knows the camper well for a letter of recommendation that can speak to the camper’s demonstrated leadership potential, self-direction, discipline, motivation, etc. And/or write about their challenges in these areas and how the camp experience might be particularly helpful for them.

3. Provide a letter from a parent/guardian: tell us about your camper and why they want to go to summer camp.

4. Attend our slideshow presentation (there are 2 every month on zoom).

To apply, please call 650-369-4382 or email the office.