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Registration & Enrollment Policies

Online registration for the 2021 Summer Camp Season begins Monday, August 24th at 9am EST!

If you are new to Falling Creek and would like more information or to schedule a tour of camp, please call the camp office at 828-692-0262. With long waiting lists certain, we encourage interested families to review our session options and submit an application as soon as possible.

Deposits

The $1,000 deposit and Father/Son tuition is accepted via eCheck, Debit Card, or Credit Card during the application process for each applied session. Checks also may be sent to camp. (If mailing a Check, your application may not be considered complete until we receive your deposit.)

If your camper is eligible to be enrolled, the camp session deposit and Father/Son tuition will be processed upon enrollment.

If your application is being held until September 15th, the deposit will not be processed until your camper is enrolled in a session.

All deposits are fully refundable until January 1.

The remaining tuition is split into two installments, half due by December 1 and half by April 1. Payments must be timely in order to maintain your son’s enrollment. You may pay in full at any earlier time.

If applying between December 1 and April 1, the $1,000 deposit and half of the remaining tuition is due with the application. For applications after April 1, the full tuition is due with the application.

If applying for a Father/Son Weekend, the tuition (plus any additional son tuition) is due with the application.

Registration Policy

Falling Creek Camp’s priority enrollment period is from the first application date to September 15th. Applications are processed according to the priorities below. After September 15th, applications are processed in the order received.

Guaranteed Enrollment (unique for 2021): 2020 campers who rolled their full tuition over are guaranteed a spot in a session if age/grade requirements are met and they notified us prior to August 24th. All tuition rollovers have been processed as of 08/01/2020. This does not apply to Father/Son Weekend tuition rollovers.

All other applications received before September 15th will be held in the order received to await processing on September 16th based on the priorities listed below. You may not hear from us until after September 16th.

First Priority (unique for 2021): 2020 full tuition rollovers to June, Main, 2-Week, and Junior Camp campers and anyone who chose a different session. These have all been processed as of 08/01/2020. If a camper wants to change sessions on or after August 24th, they can only do so if a session has availability. This does not apply to Father/Son Weekend tuition rollovers.

Second Priority (unique for 2021): Campers who rolled partial tuition from 2020 to 2021 for June, Main, 2-Week, and Junior Camp as long as their application is received by September 15th, will have second priority for enrollment. (Priority is not given to families who have attended a Father/Son Weekend). This does not apply to Father/Son Weekend tuition rollovers.

Third Priority: Applications from brothers of current campers, former campers, sons and nephews of alumni, and campers previously on the waitlist, received by September 15th, will have second priority for enrollment. Applications are processed in the order received. (Priority is not given to families who have attended a Father/Son Weekend).

Other Applicants: New camper applications received before September 15th will be processed in the order received and enrolled as space allows after September 15th.

Beginning on September 16th, new campers will be informed of their enrollment status.

All applications received after September 15th are processed in the order they are received.

Campers are grouped in cabins based on current grade in school.

To ensure geographic diversity, in rare situations, enrollment may be limited from certain cities. No more than two campers from the same hometown will be placed in a cabin.

Waiting List Policy

If we receive your application after we have reached capacity, you will be notified that your son has been placed on our waiting list and the deposit may not be processed until your camper is enrolled in a session. If we receive your application after we have reached capacity, you will be notified that your child has been placed on our waiting list. The date the application is received, any applicable enrollment priority, and the child’s grade will determine wait list position.

For up to date session availability, please contact our camp office.

We anticipate cancellations each year, so we will be able to enroll some boys from our waiting lists. Since waiting list boys receive second priority enrollment the following year, we advise you to submit an application and remain on our waiting list even if chances seem slim.

Cancellation Policy

The $1,000 deposit is fully refundable until January 1. The deposit becomes non-refundable after January 1. If written notice of cancellation is received between January 1 and April 1, tuition less the $1,000 deposit is refunded. There is no refund after April 1.

Applications are accepted for a full term only. No refund will be made for late entrance or early withdrawal. As described in the High Expectations of Campers section of the application terms and conditions, no refund will be made in case of dismissal.

For Father/Son Weekend cancellations more than 30-days before your weekend will be assessed a 20% cancellation fee. Father/Son cancellations less than 30-days before your weekend are non-refundable.

We all don’t know how you all do it! Every session, whether it is Main Camp or Father/Son Weekend, we go into it saying, how can the last visit be topped? And each year, you do it!

Marianne R. // Naples, FL (Parent)