How do I register for a summer program?
We’ve set up an easy way for you to register: We have contracted with campdocs.com to make registering easy. You may register online with a credit card.
What are the fees and age levels for your camps?
There are different programs that run different lengths. Please check out our dates and rates page. Session lengths are one and two weeks long and under each heading you can see what the cost of the program is. You can learn about the different programs on the programs page. For each week you sign your child up for a non refundable deposit of $100.00 is due at the time of signing up.
For campers who have finished 6th grade and entering 7th grade we consider an in-between age and can be registered into either the Junior or Teen depending on what the parents think the child is emotionally ready for. Please call us if you would like more information about the differences of the program.
What are the benefits of registering online?
Most importantly, you will find out immediately if your child is accepted into the program you have chosen. Online registration also allows you to complete most of the required paperwork and guides you through them.
Is there a registration deadline? Do your programs fill up? Are there waiting lists?
We accept registrations right up to the start of camps when openings exist. Some of our program fill up early in the New Year and most of our programs in every session fill up as the summer draws closer so we do recommend registering early.
Every year campers are admitted into a program from our wait list. We encourage you to still register for camp even if programs are determined to be full at this time. Families who stay active on our wait list, and don't happen to have a space open up for them, will receive priority registration the following year.
How do waitlists work?
If the program you want is full, you have the option to be placed on a waitlist. If a space becomes available, we will contact you via phone or email to see if you are still interested in the space. We accept up to 10 children on a waitlist. To guarantee your camper will get to experience Camp Howe this year, you might think about registering them in a different session as well as being on the waitlist.
Will I receive a confirmation?
Yes you will. If you complete an online registration you will get notification immediately. If you register using regular mail, you will receive an email confirmation once it has been processed. You will not receive a confirmation in the mail. If we receive snail mail registration for a child and the session/ program is waitlisted we will call to see if you want to move to a different session.
I've already registered my child for camp and now want to add another week. Do I have to complete another registration form?
You do not need to fill out a new registration. You can add a session to your online registration account or call or email the Executive Director to make the addition. You can only add or switch to a different week if that program is not full.
How many weeks may I sign my child up for?
While we fully understand that camp serves many purposes we believe that it is an intense and exhausting experience and campers cannot fully enjoy the benefits if they are over tired. For this reason, we do not allow campers to sign up for the whole summer. Depending on age and ability, 2 consecutive weeks tend to be ideal. If you are interested in signing up for more than two weeks in a row, please call us first to discuss this. We see many campers sign up for a two week session, take a break and return for final two week session.
Can I come and see camp before I sign up?
Camp Howe is a seasonal site and opens in early May. Our official Open House is at the end of June and all are encouraged to attend. We fully understand that this necessitates registering prior to seeing camp to avoid being waitlisted. For this reason, if a family tours our camp and does not think it is a good match for their child, the deposit will be refunded to them.
In accordance to Summer Camp License Regulations, you may request copies of our background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances before as well as after registering.
Can my child be in the same cabin as her/his friend?
Completing your camper paperwork in your online account you will have the opportunity to list a friend. Campers may make one mutual request for someone who is in approximately the same age and attending the same session in the same program. We work hard to make sure as many requests as possible are granted. Please remind them that one of the advantages of camp is making new friends.