It’s full speed ahead to summer 2021! Applications are now open.

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2021 Update

Applications for 2021 are now open. We are getting ready and can't wait to be together again!

We know you will have questions about what camp 2021 looks like. We will be updating this page regularly.

FAQs

What are the Dates & Fees for 2021?

What are the Dates & Fees for 2021?

We hope you'll join us! Here is the link to our 2021 Dates & Fees page

There’s so much uncertainty still about the summer, vaccines and COVID, how will we learn what’s happening between now and camp?

There’s so much uncertainty still about the summer, vaccines and COVID, how will we learn what’s happening between now and camp?

We are optimistic at heart and will be working extremely hard to get us all to camp safely. It has been a very difficult year and we know that time at camp would be the best reward. Like last spring, we will be following the CDC and Massachusetts Public Health guidelines carefully and providing you with updates as we receive information and make plans. 

We are moving our Parent Handbook and Forms announcements to mid-March. We hope this will give us time to see where things are regarding protocols for this summer. We encourage you to call or email with questions. Together we will plan safely and confidently.

We rolled over our 2020 tuition to 2021 (Full or Partial). What do we need to do?

We rolled over our 2020 tuition to 2021 (Full or Partial). What do we need to do?

To those families that rolled over their 2020 tuition to 2021, we are beyond grateful! Your support has meant the world to us.

Everyone will need a 2021 application completed. You’ll find the application in your CampMinder account. Once we see it come in, we’ll confirm everything and give you a statement that shows the money that has been applied to 2021. 

As we promised, your 2021 tuition will be the SAME as your 2020 tuition. If you had an early bird credit, that will also show on your 2021 statement. Referral Awards given in 2020 will be handled on a case-by-case basis as we see who re-enrolls. 

If you change your session from what you signed up for in 2020, you will be charged the 2021 rate for that session. Our best recommendation is to stick with the session you had in 2020 unless you know definitively that you can’t make that session this summer. 

Payment Schedule for Rollover Families:

Full Rollover families – In 2020, most families paid according to the payment schedule. Therefore, you made payments through the March installment. Only the May (final) installment was uncharged. In that case, you will not have to pay anything until May 1, 2021, what will be your final installment for 2021. (If you were not up to date with payments, then you will be charged per the regular schedule to catch up. If you paid in full, thank you, we will show you that on your statement.

Partial Rollover Families – You opted to rollover 25% or more of your 2020 payments towards 2021. We will look at each family and provide you with a payment schedule for 2021 based on what your rolled over and what you owe for 2021.

We opted for a full refund for 2020. What do we need to do to enroll for 2021?

We opted for a full refund for 2020. What do we need to do to enroll for 2021?

To enroll for 2021, you’ll need to complete an application for the session you want. You’ll find the application in your CampMinder account. Please be advised that we may have to limit our capacity for 2021 and spaces will be confirmed based on enrollment date.

What is the cancellation/refund policy for 2021?

What is the cancellation/refund policy for 2021?

We have set a generous cancellation policy for 2021. Our aim is to protect your money as we all see how the summer shapes up. That is why we have moved our cancellation date from our regular December 31st date to February 28, 2021. All tuition is fully refundable up to February 28, 2021 less the administrative fee. In addition, we have lowered the administrative fee for cancellation from $250 to $100.

We will also look at where things stand around mid-February and see if we need to move the cancellation/refund date beyond February 28th. We will email everyone to give you notice if there is a change.

Do you anticipate limits on enrollment this summer?

Do you anticipate limits on enrollment this summer?

Given what we know today, limitations on enrollment at camps is certainly possible. If we are required to reduce our capacity, we will honor spaces based on enrollment date. So, we encourage you and your friends to enroll soon to secure your session. The generous refund policy will also protect you.

Are you accepting applications for new campers/families?

Are you accepting applications for new campers/families?

Yes! Right now we do have space for new campers. Enrollment is on a first come basis. The 2 week sessions fill especially fast. To secure your spot, here is the link to enroll

 

Will there be any program changes this summer?

Will there be any program changes this summer?

Our crystal ball is working overtime to predict what next summer will be like. We’ve got plans A, B, C, D, E, F, G and beyond in the works. Based on what we know today, some of the things we are reviewing are: buses to/from camp, horseback riding, trips out of camp, and visiting day. We will keep you posted as we firm up plans.

We are excited to tell you that we are planning on adding Gaga Pits and new ping pong tables around camp. Stay tuned for more news about how we're making Summer 2021 the best one yet!

I was supposed to get a 5-year jacket in 2020. Will I still get it?

I was supposed to get a 5-year jacket in 2020. Will I still get it?

YES, you will get your 5-year jacket this summer! Anyone who was enrolled in 2020 will get that counted towards their years at Camp Emerson. We can’t wait to bestow that warm-fuzzy jacket on you at the first night campfire!

For 2020 Hillcrest & Explorers and Emerson Graduates from 2019 - Announcing NEW Leaders' Program

For 2020 Hillcrest & Explorers and Emerson Graduates from 2019 - Announcing NEW Leaders' Program

Great news! We invite you to be part of the newly created LEADERS’ PROGRAM. This program is for former campers who have finished 10th, 11th or 12th grade this year and under the age of 18. In the Leaders’ Program, you will have the opportunity to assist in a department we select together as well as lead activities around camp. In addition, you’ll have time together in activities that are just for this group. We’re designing the specifics to incorporate the Hillcrest/Explorer events you missed as well as giving you leadership opportunities and time with your friends. Interested? Email, call or complete the application in CampMinder. We plan to have a zoom meeting to brainstorm the details. 

Spaces in the Leaders Program are limited. They are open for 4 or 6 weeks. There are no 2-week options for the Leaders Program.

Is Family Camp happening in 2021?

Is Family Camp happening in 2021?

YES! Family Camp will be Monday, August 9 – Thursday, August 12, 2021. It’s a wonderful way to share camp together.  

Each family or group has their own cabin. Spaces are limited as most families rolled over to this summer. If you're interested, we invited you to register at Family Camp. You 50% deposit is fully refundable through June 30, 2021.

Is the Women's Getaway Weekend all set for 2021?

Is the Women's Getaway Weekend all set for 2021?

YES! The Women’s Getaway Weekend is scheduled for Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15, 2021. Think women’s night out meets glamping. It’s become hugely popular. Want to know more? click here.

When will The Bubble be open?

When will The Bubble be open?

Our camper website and app, The Bubble will open mid-March with lots of information to get the kids excited for summer 2021. 

Still have questions?

If you have other questions, please email or call. We'd love to hear from you.

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