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Enrollment Process

Summer Camp Registration begins in March. DCH will not accept early registrations. Registration may be completed online or via paper mailed or dropped off to the main office. Registrations will be processed in the order that they are received. Incomplete registrations will NOT be processed.

 

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 per camper (will be applied to tuition)
  • Registration Form
  • Pick-up, Emergency Contact & Medical History Form
  • A copy of your child's most recent physical***

***(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).

 

Tuition must be paid in full by May 1st. After this date registration will continue until camp is full with full payment due at the time of registration. If you register your child for 5 or more weeks of camp, half the cost is due by May 1st and full payment by June 1st.

Families are responsilbe 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.

 

Campers NO LONGER need to be registered for a minimum of two 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

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.

 

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, Greendlodge, 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.

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Preschool Summer Program

The DCH Preschool Summer Program serves children 15 months old through entering Kindergarten. Click for more information.

Camp Forms

Enrollment Forms

DCH Summer Camp Registration Form

Pick-up, Emergency Contact & Medical History Form

Field Trip Registration Form


Other Camp Forms

Parent Handbook

Camp Change Form

Extended Day Form

Field Trip Contact Info & Itineraries

Financial Aid Application

Summer Camp Donors

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Dedham Exchange

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Dedham Rotary Club

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

Preschool: (781) 329-4841