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.

Camp Fees

Nature Camp and Camp Extra

Before care –  $55 per week

After care –  $55 per week

Members and Columbia Card Holders* – $336 per week

Nonresident/nonmembers –  $350 per week

*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 17, 2024 May 31, 2024 June 3, 2024
June 24, 2024 June 9, 2024 June 10, 2024
July 1, 2024 June 14, 2024 June 17, 2024
July 8, 2024 June 21, 2024 June 24, 2024
July 15, 2024 June 28, 2024 July 1, 2024
July 22, 2024 July 5, 2024 July 8, 2024
July 29, 2024 July 12, 2024 July 15, 2024
August 5, 2024 July 19, 2024 July 22, 2024
August 12, 2024 July 26, 2024 July 29, 2024


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

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.

Withdrawal, Changes and Refunds

Prior to June 3, refunds will be granted for voluntary withdrawal from camp (less the non refundable registration fee). After June 3, 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, except for 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

Income Qualified Program

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.

Please note: If you have been approved within the last 12 months for the income-qualified program for membership or SAS you do not need to reapply. 

Tax & Flexible Spending Accounts

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).