FINANCIAL

Camp Prices

Camp prices vary depending on age group, major selected, and whether the stay is overnight. Follow this link to find specific pricing information. 

Deposit and Application Fee
2020 Changes in light of COVID-19*

 

If you need to cancel your child's summer camp registration for any reason, you may do so up to 2 weeks ahead of their camp week and request a full refund. (This 2-week window allows us to plan for the actual number of campers for that week.)

 

If you have to cancel due to your child having, or being in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, then you can cancel their registration anytime prior to the start of the camp week and request a full refund.

*This is only for any cancelations made after March 15th.

Residential Camp

A non-refundable $175 deposit must accompany the application. 

Full payment is due one week prior to your camper's check-in date

Day Camp

A non-refundable $100 deposit for each week must accompany the application.

Full payment is due Sunday prior to the first day of camp.

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Chestnut Ridge allows parents the freedom to set up monthly payment plans or automatic withdrawal for your convenience.

Call 919-304-2178 to speak to our summer camp registrar.

 
Camperships

The Campership Assistance Program is a 3-dimensional partnership between the local churches and other community support agencies, the NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries and families of campers.  When local churches or community agencies provide financial assistance to families, NC UM Camp & Retreat Ministries provides matching funds. Camperships can be awarded for one week of camper per child each summer.  Camperships are based on financial need and unusual family hardship and are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Steps to attaining financial assistance are as follows:

 

  • Register for the desired camp program 

  • Begin the campership request form by clicking "Apply Online" or "Download to Print" below

  • Contact a local UMC Church, other denominational church or a local support agency to seek possible financial support with the Campership need.  If you are not a member of a local church, request assistance.  We’ll help you locate one.

  • Return Campership Assistance Application with secured funding from local church or support agency to preferred camp.   Attach to camp application form. (ALL Checks should be made payable to preferred camp.)

  • The Campership Application will be reviewed by the camp, and parents will be notified of the availability of Campership Funds.

  • Camper Parents/Guardians provide balance of camp registration fees

 

Our Campership Fund is funded by an endowment and the generous gifts of individuals and local United Methodist Churches each year. We are able to grant a limited number of partial camperships. It is our expectation that the camper and their local church or one in their community will have made commitments to the cost of the event prior to seeking campership funds. These funds are intended for use by those campers who have extreme need or circumstance.

 

The Board of Directors has adopted the policy of funding most of the camp’s annual operating expenses with user fee dollars. This decision means that fees control, in large part, the quality of the ministry experience Chestnut Ridge seeks to offer. While recognizing that some sacrifice is appropriate for something as vital as children’s summer experience and spiritual growth, we benefit from financial assistance from churches, civic organizations, and external sources such as the Myra Morris Campership Fund. Campership assistance will continue to be necessary in order to build and maintain the sort of camp alumni Chestnut Ridge aspires to have. Consequently, significant matching funds have been devoted toward camper fee assistance.

 

In an effort to allocate resources wisely and fairly, Chestnut Ridge uses the campership request form to determine what a family should reasonably contribute toward summer camp fees. All information from the form, as with all personal camper files, is kept confidential.