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  Camp Family Handbook 2021 - will be updated for 2022 in late spring


How to register for DCH Summer Camp:

Online registration info and tips:

Click the "Summer & Teen Camp Registration & Account" button to the right.

  • To register you will need:
  • - a credit card or e-check information for camp tuition deposit (e-check strongly preferred)
  • - a photo of your camper (to upload)
  • - a current (within 1 year of your child’s camp dates) physical and immunization record (to upload)

 We expect waitlist movement throughout the winter and spring. Do not hesitate to put your camper on the waitlist for weeks that are currently listed as sold out.

Payment information:

  • It is important that you decide in advance what weeks you want to register your child.
  • You will pay a non-refundable $50 deposit (applied towards tuition) for each week for which you register. This fee can be applied to an additional week (if space allows) but CANNOT be refunded.
  • At registration, you will also pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee per child (separate from tuition).
  • You will have several options at checkout for paying the remaining balance (tuition, extended day) immediately or over time, with full payment due by May 1st.
  • If you are applying for financial aid, you can do this when registering. You will not be charged a fee at checkout but will be responsible for any camp fees minus scholarship received if not canceled before May 1.
  • If you have a state childcare/camp voucher you will be able to register for camp without paying a fee at checkout. You will be required to send us your completed voucher prior to your child attending camp. 


Registration directions:

  • If you did not register for camp in 2020 or 2021, register as a “new user.” Once you register as a new user you will be able to set up your household information. 
  • Once this is filled out you will be able to register for sessions and extended day for your camper(s). Please note that you must add the session to your cart before the system will allow you to register for the optional add-ons.
  • Mandatory questions are identified with an (*). It will not allow you to submit if you don’t answer all mandatory questions.
  • Though not mandatory at the time of registration, we highly recommend you filling out the medical forms and uploading your photo, physical, and immunization record. These are required within 2 weeks of your registration and if they are not completed on time your child may lose their spot for the sessions you are choosing. No child can attend camp without a physical and current immunization record on file. 
  • You will receive an email confirmation from our system. Please hang on to your registration email. It contains valuable information. 


In order for your registration to be complete we will need:

Non-refundable registration fee per camper ($25)

Non-refundable deposit per camp week registered ($50 per week)

A completed registration form containing contact information, emergency contact information, and health history for each camper* preferably completed through our online registration software

A copy of your child's most recent physical (must be dated within 1 year of camper's start date of camp in 2020)* can be uploaded through our registration software

Registration for each camp week closes the Wednesday before the session start date at 12:00pm (this includes session registration, field trip registration, and extended day pre-registration). Please note that many of our sessions/groups fill up much earlier than this. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to ensure you get your requested camp dates. 


Payment Information 

- Payments will be able to be made via our online registration software.

- Different payment options will be available to you including payment in full, automatic monthly payments, and more. 

- All summer camp tuition must be paid prior to May 1st or your camper may lose their spot. Space in our summer camp program is limited.  

- 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.

-There is a $25 fee for all returned checks (including e-checks).


Camp Financial Aid Information

Due to the continued generosity of our donors we are able to offer financial aid for our programs. We distribute the bulk of our summer camp 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.

If you are not a Dedham resident or do not receive any financial aid from the schools, please fill out the form with your registration and upload a copy of your most recent tax forms and pay stubs. Applications received after March may or may not be reviewed based upon camp space and availability of additional financial aid.


Summer Teen Camp Registration Account Button

Registration link is live. 


Summer Camp Links

Preschool Summer Program  
(15 months - Kindergarten)

Summer Camp  
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)



Virtual Camp Tour

Summer Camp Handbook 2023

Teen Camp

(7th - 9th Grade)

Virtual Camp Tour


Camp Forms

Our registration is completely online. 

Please call if you have any questions.


Camp Forms 

Parent Handbook 2022

Camp Change Form

Medication Administration Form



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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-5740


Preschool: (781) 329-4841