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Welcome to our vibrant, diverse, and youth-centered community. Below you will find our summer calendar and session information for all BYM Camps programs. Please take note of our Sliding Scale Tuition system, and our deposit policies.

2024 Summer Camp Dates

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

*Kindling Sessions are offered for first time 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. Returning campers and 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 $1500 per week to $500 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: $1500
  • B: $1250
  • C: $1000
  • D: $750
  • E: $500
  • 2-week
    Standard Session
    at Catoctin, Opequon, or Shiloh
  • A: $3000
  • B: $2500
  • C: $2000
  • D: $1500
  • E: $1000
  • 3-week
    at Teen
  • A: $4500
  • B: $3750
  • C: $3000
  • D: $2250
  • E: $1500
  • 4-week
    Double Session
    at Catoctin, Opequon, & Shiloh
  • A: $6000
  • B: $5000
  • C: $4000
  • D: $3000
  • E: $2000

Deposits, Cancellations, & Refund Policies

Before May 15: $100 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 March 15 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 March 15, 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 2023 opens on January 15th.

1. Getting started…

For NEW families: Welcome! We are thrilled that you’ve chosen to join us for the summer! To register you’ll need to make a new online account with us. Click on the “Register” link here or any of the “register” links to get started and create your registration account in CampDoc, our online registration system.

For RETURNING families: Welcome Back! We can’t wait to see you and your camper again! We have a new registration system in 2023, so even if you’ve registered before, you will need to create a NEW registration account with us through CampDoc. Luckily it’s designed to be quick and easy! Click on the “Register” link here or any register link to get started, and let us know if you have any questions.

2. Complete that registration!

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

Your camper’s registration is complete when:

    • You have selected a camp and session for your camper.
    • You have made the minimum deposit of $100 for each camper.
      • Please contact us if you would like to set up a payment plan for this deposit.
    • All registration forms in the Camper Profile are completed. This means all green checkmarks on the sidebar of Camper Profile sections, and no red or orange circles!
      • At any point, you can reach out to us to update your camper’s information, because we know there are changes that can happen between registering for camp and arriving here!
      • Registration forms are expected to be completed within one week of registering your camper.
      • Even though summer might feel far away, we get to work right away 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.

Confirmation: You should receive a confirmation email once your online process is complete. If you do not see an email within 24 hours and have checked all of your inboxes (including junk mail), please contact us and we will check on the status of your registration. It’s important to confirm our emails are getting to you as early as possible so we know you’re getting important updates as we prepare for camp!

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

Woohoo! You’re now registered for Summer 2023 at BYM Camps and we can’t wait to see you then! Here are a few things to keep in mind, and a few ways to stay connected until camp begins.

  • 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 address we will use is the one you’ve designated for your camper’s CampDoc account.
    • Let us know if you’d like us to add an additional email address to send these announcements to!
    • We will double check with the person who is the user on the CampDoc account before adding any additional users to notifications.
  • 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 CampDoc registration system. If you need to set up a more customizable plan, contact us and we’ll work on that with you!
    • Remember that if you are registering on the Sliding Scale, we do need your Camper Profile to be completed in order to determine your final tuition level. Once you’ve confirmed acceptance of that tuition level, that new balance will be reflected in your CampDoc account.
  • The 2023 Family Handbooks and Packing Lists will be sent out prior to camp. Until they are ready, please view last summer’s Handbooks and Packing lists on our Family Resource Center page. They are mostly consistent from one year to the next, so should give you a sense of how to prepare for the summer.


We can’t wait to welcome you to BYM Camps in 2023! If 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 us and we’ll do everything we can to get your camper to camp!

Sliding Scale Tuition

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.

How do I know if I am eligible for the Sliding Scale?

Everyone is eligible! There are no eligibility requirements, no need to qualify for the Sliding Scale. It is open to all families, regardless of financial situation.

We are committed to making sure all campers can come to camp. If it’s the right thing for your family, please feel free to register your camper on the Sliding Scale, and fill out the Sliding Scale Family Worksheet where we ask families: What can you pay? No one knows their family’s financial situation better than the family themselves. We are trusting families to be honest, and to genuinely pay what they can.

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.

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, in our Family Resource Center.