Online Registration for the 2023 Camping Season opens on February 4th at 1:00pm.
The 2023 Camp Session Dates:
Session 1: Sunday, June 25th – Friday, June 30th
Session 2: Sunday, July 2nd – Friday, July 7th
Session 3 (Two-Week Session): Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 21st
Session 4: Sunday, July 23rd – Friday, July 28th
Session 5: Sunday, July 30th – Friday, August 4th
Session 6: Sunday, August 6th – Friday, August 11th
Session 7: Sunday, August 13th – Friday, August 18th
- One week sessions start on Sunday afternoon and end the following Friday.
- One week sessions are for campers ages 8 – 16 years old.
- The two-week session starts on Sunday, continues through the following weekend and ends on the second Friday.
- Two-week session campers are ages 11 – 16 years old.
- Older campers may opt to take the Leadership Development Program that is only offered during the two-week session.
- All two-week session campers participate in the Downer Olympics on the weekend – a treasured Downer tradition for over 40 years.
The 2023 Tiered Rate Structure
At Camp Downer, we are committed to ensuring that all kids can experience the friendships, community, and tradition that attending Camp Downer offers. Our mission as an organization is to make overnight summer camp affordable for all families. To that end, we are offering a voluntary tiered rate system and expanding our scholarship program. By choosing to pay a slightly higher rate, families can help us keep the overall cost of attending camp low. Paying a higher rate is voluntary, confidential and in no way influences the experience the campers receive, yet offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s camp experience.
During registration, you will be asked to choose one of the following rates.
This tier most accurately reflects the financial needs of Camp Downer, including growth and long-term depreciation. If every family chose this rate, our organization would be able to plan for capital expenses, stabilize our financial future and fully cover our operating costs such as food, activity supplies and direct staffing.
One-week session: $695
Two-week session: $1350
This tier most accurately accounts for Camp Downer’s actual yearly operating costs (i.e. breaking even) described above and funds salaries for program specialists, support staff, ongoing maintenance costs and depreciation.
One-week session: $595
Two-week session: $1250
Our typical low-rate rate remains available so that as many families as possible can attend Camp Downer. Although this rate does not accurately reflect the true cost of attending Camp, it fulfills our mission to make overnight summer camp accessible to more families.
One-week session: $495
Two-week session: $1150
Partial and full-scholarships are available. The updated scholarship application will be shared during the first week of January and due no later than January 21st, 2023.