2024 Camp Dates & Rates
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.
|Sessions||Dates||Age Requirement||Enroll by Oct. 31||Enroll by Mar. 31||Availability|
|Session 1||June 16-June 29||Ages 8-17||$4200||$4350||Open|
|Session 2||June 30-July 13||Ages 8-17||$4200||$4350||Open|
|Session 3||July 14-July 27||Ages 8-17||$4200||$4350||Open|
|Session 4||July 28-August 10||Ages 8-17||$4200||$4350||Open|
|Session 1/2||June 16-July 13||Ages 8-17||$8000||$8200||Open|
|Session 2/3||June 30-July 27||Ages 8-17||$8000||$8200||Open|
|Session 3/4||July 14-August 10||Ages 8-17||$8000||$8200||Open|
|Session 1A||June 16-June 22||Ages 8-17||$2250||$2350||Opens 1/31|
|Session 4A||July 28-August 3||Ages 8-17||$2250||$2350||Opens 1/31|
|Leadership Sessions||Dates||Age Requirement||Enroll by Oct. 31||Enroll by Mar. 31||Availability|
|Counselor-in-Training||Session 1 - June 16-June 29||Ages 14-17||$4200||$4350||Open|
|Leader-in-Training||Session 2/3 - June 30-July 27||Ages 15-17||$7800||$7950||Limited|
|Wilderness Guide-in-Training||Session 2/3 - June 30-July 27||Ages 16-17||$4200||$4350||Limited|
|Bus Transportation |
(with stops in Redwood City, Concord, and Sacramento)
|One way $110||Round-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|
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.
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.
Thanks to our generous donors we offer camperships at multiple levels from 15% to 95% based on financial need. If you are in a position to donate at any level please contact us, or make a tax-deductible donation through the American Camp Association to the Deer Crossing Scholarship Fund here.
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 to 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.
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).