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2024 Summer Camp Dates

  • Catoctin, Opequon,
    & Shiloh
  • Session One:
    June 29 – July 13
    Kindling Session A:
    June 29 – July 6
  • Session Two:
    July 14 – July 27
  • Session Three:
    July 28 – August 11
    Kindling Session B:
    July 28 – August 4
  • Teen Adventure,
    TALT, & TAFA
  • Main Session:
    June 29 – July 21
  • Session Two:
    July 14 – July 27
  • Session Three:
    July 28 – August 11
    Kindling Session B:
    July 28 – August 4

*Kindling Sessions are offered for 9 or 10 year old campers at Catoctin, Opequon, and Shiloh. They’re very much still full blown overnight camp programs, geared toward letting your family see if our programs are the right fit for your camper. Campers 11 years or older are not eligible for Kindling Sessions.

If you have any questions about the summer calendar, deposits, tuition, or financial aid, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Camp Tuition Rates

We offer Sliding Scale Tuition so that every child can attend BYM Camps!

For the 2024 Summer, our Sliding Scale Tuition will range from $1650 per week to $550 per week. It is our commitment that no child will be turned away due to their family’s financial situation.

The Sliding Scale Tuition Levels for 2024 are as follows:

  • 1-week
    “Kindling” Session*
    at Catoctin, Opequon, or Shiloh
  • A: $1650
  • B: $1375
  • C: $1100
  • D: $825
  • E: $550
  • 2-week
    Standard Session
    at Catoctin, Opequon, or Shiloh
  • A: $3300
  • B: $2750
  • C: $2200
  • D: $1650
  • E: $1100
  • 3-week
    at Teen
  • A: $4950
  • B: $4125
  • C: $3300
  • D: $2475
  • E: $1650
  • 4-week
    Double Session
    at Catoctin, Opequon, & Shiloh
  • A: $6600
  • B: $5500
  • C: $4400
  • D: $3300
  • E: $2200

Deposits, Cancellations, & Refund Policies

Before May 15: $250 deposit is required upon registration.

After May 15: full tuition is required upon registration.

  • Deposits are non-refundable, unless you are requesting reduced tuition through the Sliding Scale or other means.
  • Unpaid balances for any and all family members must be reconciled in order for a camper to be registered.
  • No tuition reduction will be made for a late arrival or an early departure.
  • Payment can be made by credit card through our online registration system, or by check through the mail.

Registration cancellations made before April 1 are eligible for a tuition refund, except for the non-refundable deposit.

Families are responsible for the full amount of tuition if a cancellation is made after April 1, except in cases of severe illness, injury, family emergency, or other extenuating circumstance.

  • Families who request reduced tuition through the Sliding Scale have two weeks from confirmation of their rate to accept and confirm registration, or to withdraw their registration and receive a refund of the deposit.
  • There will be no refund if a camper is asked to leave during the session for an infraction of a camp rule, for disruptive behavior, or if a camper is voluntarily withdrawn.

How to Register

Registration for Summer 2024 opens on January 16th.

1. Getting Started

For NEW families: WELCOME! We are thrilled that you’ll be joining our community this summer. To register, you’ll need to make a new online account in our registration portal.

For RETURNING families: WELCOME BACK! We can’t wait to see you again. After experimenting with a new registration portal in 2023, we are going back to our long-time registration portal, CampBrain, in 2024. We apologize for all of the changes! If your camper went to camp in 2022 or earlier, you should already have an online account in our registration system, but if you need any help accessing that account, please let us know! It’ll save you (and us) a lot of time if you use your pre-existing account instead of creating a new one.

If your camper’s first year was in 2023, you’ll need to make a new online account in the registration system. Let us know if you have any questions (, and thanks for your patience and understanding!

2. Complete that Registration

Our registration system is entirely online. All camp and session selections, registration forms, and tuition payments can be done through your online account. However, if you are unable to complete any part of the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact us (, 336-301-5210) for assistance.

Your camper’s registration is complete when:

  • All of your account information is up-to-date and accurate
  • You have selected a camp and session for your camper
  • You have made the minimum deposit payment of $250 per camper.
  • You have received a confirmation email indicating that the process is complete. If you do not see an email within 24 hours, please email or call (, 336-301-5210) and we will check on the status of your registration.

What about all of the forms?

  • Registration forms are expected to be completed within one week of registering your camper.
  • If your camper’s registration forms remain incomplete pass this point, and you are unresponsive to our inquiries and reminders, we reserve the option to release your camper’s spot to a camper on the waitlist.
  • At any point, you can reach out to us with questions, or to update your camper’s information, because we know there are changes that can happen between registering for camp and arriving at camp!
  • Even though summer might feel far away, we get to work immediately reviewing information and preparing to welcome your child to our camps, so we may be in touch to ask more questions, to ensure we do our best to set everyone up for success this summer.

3. You’ve completed your registration! What now?

Hooray! We can’t wait to see you this summer! Until then, here are a few things to keep in mind, and a few ways to stay connected:

  • We will put you on our email list for all summer announcements, updates, reminders, and other necessary information that’ll help you and your camper prepare for camp. Among other communications, you’ll receive The Spark, our newsletter for parents and families.
    • The email addresses we’ll use are those put down for Parent/Guardian #1 and Parent/Guardian #2. Let us know if you’d like us to add additional email addresses to send these messages to.
  • The full balance of your tuition is due by May 15, prior to the start of camp.
    • You may make payments of any amount at any time between when you register and the tuition deadline.
    • You are also able to set up an automatic payment plan within the registration system. If you have any questions or need any help, please call or email right away.
  • The 2024 Family Handbook and packing list will be sent out prior to camp. In the meantime, please refer to last summer’s Handbook and packing list on our Family Resource Center page to get a sense of how to prepare for the summer.


We can’t wait to welcome you to BYM Camps in 2024! Whether this is your first summer as a part of our community, or if you’re a long-time member, we want the registration process to be as seamless as possible. If you ever have any questions or need any help with your camper’s registration, please feel free to contact Director Brian Massey and he’ll do everything I can to get your camper to camp!

Sliding Scale & Financial Aid

Sliding Scale? How does it work?

The full cost of camp for each camper is represented by Tuition Level A, so if a family is able to pay that amount, we strongly encourage them to do so. The true cost represents what is needed for BYM Camps to pay our staff fairly and justly, to preserve and maintain our properties, and to invest in the long-term health of our program.

With that said, our Sliding Scale Tuition system is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be proportionate to its financial resources. If you are excited about your child attending a BYM Camp, if you think they’d benefit from our vibrant, diverse, and youth-centered community, but you can’t afford to pay at the highest tuition levels, we strongly encourage you to register them right away! Then, within our registration system, you can access and fill out our Sliding Scale Tuition Family Worksheet. The Family Worksheet is a simple form that helps us determine a family’s Sliding Scale Tuition rate. Tax returns are not requested nor required. BYM Camps will review the Family Worksheet and confirm your Sliding Scale rate within 7-14 days.

Families that register for camp and fill out the Family Worksheet are under no financial obligation until their Sliding Scale Tuition rate is confirmed and accepted.

If I pay in full, am I underwriting Sliding Scale Tuition for a family in need?

Absolutely not! To ensure that this process is fair and equitable for every family, families that pay in full are not asked to pay more than their fair share of camper tuition costs. Tuition Level A represents the full cost that is required to operate our camps each year and to invest in their long-term maintenance and quality. Tuition Level B represents what is required to operate our camps each year, but does not include investment in long-term maintenance and quality.

For families that pay at all other levels, BYM Camps actively fundraises to offset all tuition reductions provided through our Sliding Scale. It is our commitment that no child be turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.

Do I need to fill out a Sliding Scale Tuition Family Worksheet?

No, filling out the Family Worksheet is optional. If you choose not to complete the Family Worksheet, you can simply choose to pay at Tuition Level A or Tuition Level B when completing your camper’s registration.

Does Sliding Scale Tuition affect the quality of experience offered at BYM Camps?

No, not at all. Because we actively fundraise to ensure equity and access to BYM Camps, our programs and activities are structured as if each family was paying full tuition. This enables us to provide a high-quality experience for all campers attending BYM Camps, creating an environment of true equality, regardless of a camper’s or family’s financial situation.

What happens if a family wants to fill out a Family Worksheet for more than one child?

That is fine! There is space on the Family Worksheet for you to identify the number of children that you’re hoping to send to camp, along with their names. This will be factored into the Family Worksheet review process and Tuition rate confirmation. Again, it is our commitment that no child be turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.

What should I do if I receive a Sliding Scale Tuition rate that is still not affordable for me to send my child to BYM Camps?

If you receive a Sliding Scale Tuition rate that you do not feel is affordable, we welcome you to contact our Program Manager, Brian Massey, to further discuss tuition and how we can make it work. Brian can be reached at or 336-301-5210. Once again, our commitment is that no child be turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.

How can BYM Camps offer Sliding Scale Tuition?

BYM Camps is a program of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. The larger communities of both BYM and BYM Camps are committed to creating an environment of both equality and equity, not letting financial barriers get in the way of a child’s access to BYM Camps. It is through the generosity of our vast network of alumni, stakeholders, community partners, and friends, and through their belief in the power and importance of our camps, that we are able to offset the reduced tuition costs provided by our Sliding Scale.

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to experience our vibrant, diverse, and youth-centered community, to both find themselves and be themselves, to gain a lifetime of lessons, confidence, and connection, all at BYM Camps.

Are there Sliding Scale Tuition payment plans available?

Yes! Upon receiving and accepting your Sliding Scale Tuition rate offer, you will login to the registration system and either pay in full or set up a payment plan that works for you. All payments must be made by May 15th, unless arranged otherwise with the Program Manager.

Okay, I’m ready! Where do I click to register?

Gender-Inclusive Summer Camp

All of the BYM Camps are gender-inclusive, and our community (and by extension, our registration system) is not divided by an individual’s sex assigned at birth. Instead, we support each community member to be in housing that most aligns with their gender identity. BYM Camps includes non-binary and transgender staff and youth, and we work to model inclusivity in many ways, and invite all community members, as they feel comfortable, to share their gender pronouns. BYM Camps is a community where campers and staff use the full spectrum of gender pronouns and identify with the full non-binary spectrum of gender.

To learn more about what gender looks like at BYM Camps, click here.