Rates & Dates

2021 Summer Youth Sessions

All sessions will be in-person, and operate at minimum capacity with state and local guidelines in place

Session 1 (will be virtual for Summer 2021)

June 28  –  July 9

Session 2 

July 10 - 23

Session 3

July 24  –  August 6

Leadership Training (not available for Summer 2021)

June 26 - July 23

Counselor In Training

July 10 - August 6

2021 Youth Camp Fees

One Week: $1,150
Two Weeks: $2,150

Please note: Over the next few years, we plan to slowly raise pricing to reflect the actual cost of camp. Financial assistance is available, and we are able to meet your family’s need.

Multi-Session Discounts

Three weeks: -$50 (total cost: $3,250)
Four weeks: -$150 (total cost: $4,050)
Five weeks: -$275 (total cost: $5,100)
Six weeks: -$450 (total cost: $6,000)

Sibling Discount

CLC is now offering a sibling discount! After the first child in a household is registered, each additional child/sibling will receive $50 off their tuition.

Early Bird Discounts

Amount off per child if deposit paid:

October: $50
November: $40
December: $30
January: $20
February: $15

Special Programs

The rates above are the base rates for the regular camp program. There are a few interesting special programs available to campers, and some are offered only in particular sessions and may have additional fees associated. Please see the special programs page for more information on the content of these programs, as well as when they are offered and the extra fees.

Special Programs / Add-Ons

Standard Payment

Deposit & Due Date

$200 deposit per child made at the time of enrollment. Balance is due July 31, 2021. Tuition payments may be made as often as you like throughout the year.

Please talk with Becca for details/more info.


Please make checks payable to Crystal Lake Camps. To keep costs down, we prefer to receive payment by check. However, we also accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. NOT Discover through the CampBrain registration portal.

Refund Policy

After March 1 the deposit is non-refundable. For an un-enrollment that occurs from May 1 up to four weeks before the camper’s arrival, 50% of tuition can be refunded, while the other 50%, minus the deposit, can be applied to the following summer. For any un-enrollment that occurs within four weeks of the camper’s arrival, camp fees will not be refunded but can be applied to the following summer, minus the deposit.

As a temporary change through May 30, 2021: for any family that cancels their summer enrollment (whether by choice or due to travel restrictions) CLC will offer a full refund. However CLC will first ask if they’d like to turn the deposit and any monies paid over & above the deposit thus far over to a 2022 deposit and/or payment, or ask if they’d like to turn it into a contribution. If those are both declined, then they will receive a full refund.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available if your family has a need. CLC has aid for families outside of the United States (see steps), and aid for those within the United States can be applied for through The Campership Fund or High Oaks. These two organizations are outside of CLC’s aid, so contact Becca at becca@crystallakecamps.org with any questions.

For international families applying for aid through CLC, please complete these two steps so we can review your financial aid application. We cannot process a financial aid application without the deposit:

Step 1: $200 deposit and registration through the CLC CampBrain registration page

Step 2: Fill out the online financial aid application, which you can find by reaching out to becca@crystallakecamps.org

Incidental Fees

Camp Store Deposits

Through the CampBrain registration system, we track and charge camp store sales through the same portal. This allows us to do away with time-consuming process of charging and then refunding unused camp store deposits.

When you register, please select your camp store allowance. You will have the option of locking or limiting your child’s account so that they may only purchase camp store merchandise up to a set amount.

Examples of Camp Store purchases include: T-shirts, flashlights, water bottles, bandanas, and much, much more.

Transportation To and From:

New York City/Newark Int’l Airport: $160 per person

Rental Fee

In previous years rental fees for bedding and overnight gear has been added on after campers arrive at camp and use the gear. This year, to reduce the office workload, we have charged this fee in advance to each account, and added an optional refund if you bring all your own gear. International campers will be supplied bedding.

Discount for bringing your own bedding: -$10
*No bedding rental needed. (I will bring my own sheets, blankets, and pillow.)

Discount for bringing your own overnight gear: -$20
*No overnight gear rental needed. (I will bring my own backpack, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.)