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Registration for all three DCH summer programs - DCH Preschool Summer Program, DCH Summer Camp and DCH Teen Camp - began Monday, March 4, 2019. For specific registration information on the Preschool Summer Program click HERE.


Enrollment Process - Summer Camp & Teen Camp

For the Summer Camp and Teen Camp registration may be completed online or via paper mailed or dropped off to the DCH main office at 671 High St., 2nd Floor. Registrations will be processed in the order that they are received. Incomplete registrations will NOT be processed. For each camp week, registration closes at 5pm on the prior Wednesday. After that time, call for availability.


We must have ALL of the following before your registration will be considered complete and your camper’s space reserved. Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted and you will be in jeopardy of not getting into the camp sessions you need:

  • Non-refundable registration fee (will be applied to tuition): $335 for Summer Camp, $375 for Teen Camp
  • Registration Form
  • Pick-up, Emergency Contact & Medical History Form
  • A copy of your child's most recent physical*** (can be uploaded if you register online)

***(If your child is scheduled for their annual physical between registration and the start of camp, please provide us with the most recent one at the time of registration and then with the updated form once you receive it. It is important that we have a physical on file to process the camp paperwork).


Important Registration & Payment Information 

-If you are registering for less than 5 weeks, tuition must be paid in full by May 1st.

-If you register for 5 or more weeks of camp PRIOR to May 1st, half the cost is due by May 1st and full payment before June 1st.  After May 1, full payment is due at the time of registration. 

-Families are responsible for tuition for all weeks registered for unless a Camp Change Form is received by May 1st. After May 1st there will be no refunds for dropped weeks.


Enrollment may be extended on a weekly basis if space is available.
Space in the program is limited.


Your child's spot will not be held if tuition is past due.

There will be no refunds for dropped weeks after May 1st.

There is a $25 fee for all returned checks.


Field Trip Registration & Forms - Summer Camp Only

As part of the enrollment process parents have the opportunity to pre-register their campers for any or all of the field trips. Less than 50% of the camp attends each trip as space is limited and most families choose just some of the trips. Registering (including payment) early is recommended to secure your camper’s spot on all of their favorite trips. If a trip is closed we will start a waitlist in the event of changes. Campers back at camp on field trip days enjoy a full, fun-filled day of camp activities.


Once again space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. You can pre-register as part of the online camp registration, or by returning the Field Trip Registration Form, ALONG WITH PAYMENT. All trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces cannot be held without registration AND payment.

All field trips are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. In the event of DCH cancelling a field trip, credits will be kept in our system until the end of the summer and then refunded assuming no balance remains.


Camp Financial Aid Information

Limited financial aid is available for our summer camp program each summer. We distribute the bulk of our financial aid through the Dedham Public School Adjustment Counselors at ECEC, Avery, Greenlodge, Oakdale, Riverdale and the Dedham Middle School. If your child attends Dedham public schools, please contact your school's adjustment counselor to express your interest regarding DCH financial aid. Information will be sent to the adjustment counselors in February regarding allotted scholarship weeks. If you are not a Dedham resident or do not receive any financial aid from the schools, please fill out the form to the right and return it to DCH along with all of the camp registration paperwork by mid-March. Those applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made by the end of March. Applications received after March may or may not be reviewed based upon camp space and availability of additional financial aid. Financial aid only covers the cost of weekly tuition. Field Trip and Extended Day costs are not included in financial aid and are the responsibility of the family.

Summer Camp Links

Preschool Summer Program
(15 months - Kindergarten)

Summer Camp
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Teen Camp
(7th - 9th Grade)

Summer Camp News

Check out how DCH Teen Camp partnered with Livable Dedham and the impact they made on our community.

Read all about it in the Dedham Times 4 part series under Teen Camp News.


Learn about our NEW Program Director, Jenni Putnam


"DCH Summer Camp Featured On Channel 5 Wake Up Call"
"# 1 Patch Pick of where to send your kids to camp"

Summer Camp Donors

Thank you for your support of Summer Camp 2019:

Gretchens Kids 3

 Mary Mulvey Jaconson's
    Families in Need
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dedham Exchange
Foley & Palenscar Insurance
JED Insurance
Dedham Junior Womens Club
Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary

Oakdale 7-11

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Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841