A non-refundable, one-time, seasonal, per child administrative fee of $50 per child is required at time of registration. Administrative fees are not subject to a reduced rate.
Members and Columbia Card Holders* – $330 per week
Nonresident/nonmembers – $345 per week
Before care – $55 per week (Available for Camp Extra and Nature Camp)
After care – $55 per week (Available for Camp Extra and Nature Camp)
*Camps are offered at two rates: one for those with CA memberships or Columbia Cards, and the other for non-members. Non-members who live on CA-assessed property may obtain a Columbia Card to receive the member rate for camps as well as discounts at pools and other facilities. For information on how to obtain a Columbia Card, email the Customer Care Team at CustomerCare@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
Camp registrations that are not paid in full at the time of the initial registration will require a credit card guarantee. Payments toward the camp fees can be made up to the Friday two weeks prior to the session (see chart below). Fees not paid by the Friday two weeks prior to the first day of each camp session will be charged to the card on file the following Monday.
|Session Start Date||Payment Due Date||Auto Charge Date|
|June 20, 2023||June 2, 2023||June 5, 2023|
|June 26, 2023||June 9, 2023||June 12, 2023|
|July 3, 2023||June 16, 2023||June 19, 2023|
|July 10, 2023||June 23, 2023||June 26, 2023|
|July 17, 2023||June 30, 2023||July 3, 2023|
|July 24, 2023||July 7, 2023||July 10, 2023|
|July 31, 2023||July 14, 2023||July 17, 2023|
|August 7, 2023||July 21, 2023||July 24, 2023|
|August 14, 2023||July 28, 2023||July 31, 2023|
Payments can be made by credit/debit card online through our secured link or by money order by mail to:
Columbia Association Camp Department
6310 Hillside Court
Columbia, MD 21046
In-person drop off arrangements can be made by emailing Camps@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
There will be a $40 fee assessed on any return check or declined credit cards.
If full payment is not received or you do not make satisfactory payment arrangements, camp registration will be cancelled and legal action may be commenced against you to collect the delinquent fees, plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs. Late payment fees are not subject to a reduced rate.
Past due accounts with any Columbia Association facility or program must be paid in full prior to acceptance of camp registrations.
CA’s tax identification number is 52-082-3992.
Late pickup fees of $20 for every 15 minutes, or portion thereof, will be assessed for picking up children after 4pm for full-day camps and 6pm for extended care. If a child is not picked up within 30 minutes of closing, the late fees will be doubled and the appropriate child welfare authorities may be contacted. Exceptions are not made for traffic or weather. Late pickup fees are assessed per child. Late pickup fees are not subject to a reduced rate.
Prior to June 9, refunds will be granted for voluntary withdrawal from camp (less the non refundable registration fee). After June 9, refunds will only be granted if the camper has to attend mandatory summer school, is injured, or has moved out of the area. Written refund requests along with documentation (school notification, doctor’s note, change of address form) must be submitted using the Camps Refund/Change Request Form
No refunds are granted for weather, missed days due to personal scheduling conflicts or camper sick days, with the exception of absences due to COVID-19 protocols. If CA disenrolls a camper for disciplinary reasons, no refund will be granted.
Cancellations and change requests must be submitted using the Camps Refund/Change Request Form. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. The camp office will not accept phone cancellations for camps or extended care programs. Failure to participate in the program or to make payments does not constitute a withdrawal from the camps or extended care program, nor does it release the financial obligation. Staffing is based on camp enrollment.
Register Online – Please note you will be required to provide the following information when you register:
- Names and phone numbers of child’s physician or health care provider,
- Names and phone numbers of at least three emergency contact persons
- Date of last tetanus shot
- List of any allergies, food restrictions and medication
The Income-Qualified Program is for families in need of financial assistance for CA Camps. This program is only available to people who live on or work full-time on property subject to CA’s annual charge and whose household income is within the guidelines developed by HUD. CA Camps does not accept DSS vouchers. Please allow 3-5 business days for approval.
Your monthly invoices contain a record of payments made, as well as our address an Federal Tax ID# 52-0823992. Should you need it for tax purposes and/or flexible spending accounts, please request a receipt for your payment(s).