RETURNING CAMPERS: registration begins January 15th at 7pm
NEW CAMPERS: registration begins February 1st at 7am
- 2019 Session Dates
- Camp Fees
- Payment Info
- Acceptance Policy
- Medical Forms
- Financial Aid
- Handbook/Packing List
At Catoctin, Shiloh and Opequon
Co-ed camps for campers age 9-14
|Four week sessions:|
|Saturday, June 29 (drop off 2-4pm) – Saturday, July 27 (pick up 10am-noon)|
|Sunday, July 14 (drop off 2-4pm) – Sunday, August 11 (pick up 10am-noon)|
|Two week sessions:|
|Saturday, June 29 (drop off 2-4pm) – Saturday, July 13 (pick up 10am-noon)|
|Sunday, July 14 (drop off 2-4pm) – Saturday, July 27 (pick up 10am-noon)|
|Sunday, July 28 (drop off 2-4pm) – Sunday, August 11 (pick up 10am-noon)|
|One week sessions:|
Sunday, July 28 – Sunday, August 4
Sunday, August 4 – Sunday, August 11
At Shiloh, only 9-11 year olds can sign up for 1 week sessions.
|Opequon and Catoctin
Saturday, June 29 – Saturday, July 6
Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, July 13
At Opequon, only 9-13 year olds may attend for one week sessions.
Catoctin one week sessions are for 9 and 10 year olds only!
Drop Off and Pick Up Times For Shiloh, Opequon and Catoctin
Drop Off is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pick Up is from 10:00am to Noon
You may come at the start of pick up to join campers at the Fire Circle for singing and Meeting. It’s important to note whether you have a Saturday or Sunday drop off/pick up. Each session is different.
Teen Adventure Session Dates
For campers ages 15 – 17.
|Teen Adventure Program:|
|Saturday, June 29 (drop off 1-3pm) – Sunday, July 21 (pick up 10:30-11:30am)|
Drop Off and Pick Up Times For Teen Adventure Only
Drop Off is from 1pm – 3pm (if you have campers going to another BYM camp, please drop off camper at TA first)
Pick Up is from at 10:30am – 11:30am
We would like you to drop your teen off at the start site of Teen Adventure and meet the staff, talk with the directors, and see where the magic begins!
|Opequon and Shiloh||
Opequon, Catoctin, and Shiloh
|1-week session||2-week session||4-week session||3-week session|
By Credit Card
To pay by credit card, check your balance, or get an invoice, please return to the registration site and sign in to the account you created to register your camper.Registration Site
On the “View My Registrations” page click on “view registration details” green button. It will take you to a page with summary information about your registration. In the bottom right will be a button labeled “new payment” – click that and enter you credit card information and amount you would like to pay.
Or you can send a check with your camper’s name and camp on the memo line to:
17100 Quaker Lane
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
- $50 non-refundable application fee and a $350 deposit ($400) per session is required upon registration. At TA, the deposit is $625. The deposit is applied toward your total camp fees.
- May 15th: balance of camp fees is due. We do not collect any payments at camp. You need to have paid in full in advance or be on a payment plan.
- Withdrawals of accepted applicants after May 1 will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
The deposit is not refundable after May 1st. If the application for a prospective camper is withdrawn prior to May 15th, all tuition payments less the deposit will be refunded. After May 15th, no refund is available. Due to the fixed costs of running a safe and successful camping program, Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camping Program expects families to be responsible for the tuition of their registered child. Exceptions are made only if the camper is unable to attend BYM Camps for reasons of health. In this case, tuition will be held over to be used the following year, less the deposit. An alternative option is a refund of half of the tuition (less the deposit). If you fill the spot your child has vacated, you will be relieved of this financial obligation. It is not possible to make any reduction for entering late or leaving early, except for withdrawal on account of illness incurred at camp. In that case, a partial tuition credit may be applied for the following year. There will be no refund if a camper is asked to leave during the season for an infraction of a camp rule or for unacceptable behavior or if a child is voluntarily withdrawn.
We believe that our programs work best and change lives most profoundly when campers are able to return year after year. We are also committed to serving children within the Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Because our camps fill quickly, your prompt response is important. We try hard to accept as many children as possible. Directors reserve the right to deny acceptance to any applicant.
Teen Adventure Acceptance Policy
Campers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Only returning campers (BYM camping program campers from either Catoctin, Opequon, or Shiloh) with no outstanding debt are considered. The Directors and Secretary have discretion to deny acceptance to an applicant, to give priority to an applicant for pastoral reasons, and/or to give priority to an applicant of color. New applicants to the program are considered only if extra spots are available after serving all returning campers.
Catoctin Medical Forms
Note: Medical information will be collected in the online registration process. However, Catoctin families will still need to have the Medications and Immunizations forms signed by the camper’s doctor.Catoctin MD Immunization Form Catoctin Medication Administration Authorization
Financial Aid and Work Grant Information
There are several options for financial assistance:
- BYM Camping Program Financial Aid (included in online registration process)
- BYM Work Grants (included in online registration process)
- Meeting/church Financial Aid Most Meetings have camp financial aid programs set up. Money might also be found within your Meeting’s religious education budget. Each Meeting handles camp financial aid differently–ask around.
If you need aid, we ask that you first request financial aid from your Monthly Meeting or church if you have one; this helps us stretch our funds as far as possible.
BYM Camping Program Financial Aid is available!
NOTE: the financial aid form is now available as part of the online registration process.
We grant Financial Aid to families in all types of situations, Quaker or not, with varying degrees of ability to pay. We do not want people to rule out coming to camp because of financial reasons. Please do not hesitate to ask for aid.
Aid of this type is dispersed on the basis of declared need. Financial Aid will be given out until it is all dispersed. We do grant financial aid up until the time camp starts. So for earliest consideration, please apply as soon as you can, but do not hesitate to apply for Aid no matter what the date!!!
If you have questions about aid, please call the Camp Program Manager, 717-481-4870.
We provide work grants to help families afford camp. What’s a work grant? Parents, family members or other adults can work at camp as a cook, maintenance or medical person for a week in exchange for a $500 credit toward camp fees. Many parents return year after year along with their children and find the adult community at camp very enriching. Parents or other adults may work at one camp while their child attends another. If you would like to be considered for such a position, indicate it on your child’s application.
Parents of a first time camper should NOT work at camp the first week your child is at camp. The exception to this is if your child attends a one week session, you may do a work grant that week. Work grants are not intended for a parent to “keep an eye” on their child at camp. If you wish to do a work grant at Catoctin, only one work grant per family can be assigned. If you need more than one work grant, you can do them at Opequon or Shiloh. All work grant volunteers must consent to a criminal background check in order to be eligible to work/volunteer at camp. For more information about work grants, including background check guidelines, and work grant handbook go to the work grant page.Work Grant Information
Catoctin, Opequon, & Shiloh
The equipment list for Catoctin, Opequon, and Shiloh Quaker Camps is the same.Equipment List
HandbooksCatoctin Handbook Opequon Handbook Shiloh Handbook
The TA packing list is extremely important; please follow it closely.TA Equipment List
Proper equipment is essential. Our goal is to provide exciting, challenging and positive outdoor adventures. However, the quality of your camper’s experience can be affected by the appropriateness of the equipment you provide. The misery caused by an ill-fitting backpack or inadequate shoes can color a camper’s attitude toward backpacking, hiking and camping, in general. Please help your teenager enjoy Teen Adventure! All items not listed in the Optional, or Do Not Bring categories are required. If a camper does not bring a required item, TA staff or parents have to drive to town to buy them—and they are often difficult and/or expensive to find at the last minute. For safety reasons, campers are not permitted on the trail without them. Parents—please check that your TA camper has packed all items on the list before departing for TA.