Enrollment Information ~ 2017 Season

It was annouced in the spring of 2016 that there would be no two-week session for 2017. Since relocating to Johns, the Short Session for 9-10 year-olds has been popular, but our four-week session has been the focus of our program philosophy for the majority of our 80-year history. Through extensive talking, polling of parents, and discussion with our board and alumni, we have decided that moving all of our units to a four-week program starting in 2017 will be in line with not only our vision, but also with our history. We are thrilled about this exciting change and will look forward to spending a full four-weeks with our younger campers.

Four-Week Session, Ages 9-16

First Session: June 26 - July 23, 2017
Second Session: July 26 - August 22, 2017

The full program, with curriculum in most areas being progressive. For example, overnights for younger campers will be on the camp property. As campers advance in age their overnight trips will involve travel away from Johns Island to near-by marine parks or other San Juan Island properties. Only campers 13 years of age and older (7th - 10th grade) will participate in the extended trips of 4 to 5 days. We strive for a graduated program in all activities to allow for a varied experience for campers throughout each session and across multiple seasons.


Our mission is to bring a diverse group of young people together to experience a challenging program and be part of a strong community. In support of that mission, we offer a Tiered Tuition Schedule for Regular Session. This fee structure will help maintain the quality of our program, broaden our community, and let you choose the level of participation that best fits with your family situation. Please also see our Financial Assistance Program page and information.

TIER ONE: This amount covers the majority of the camper’s experience, with the Board of Directors supporting the organization by doing additional fundraising.

TIER TWO: This amount fully covers the cost of the camper’s experience.

TIER THREE: This amount is for families who would like to show support to the organization’s future by providing additional funding to be put toward enriching the camp experience.

2016 Regular Session Tier One Tier Two Tier Three
Ages 9-16 $4025 $4475 $4775

Fees above include laundry costs and ground transportation between camp and the Seattle area for both arrival and departure.

We also require a deposit for Trader Horn, our camp store, of $75 for Regular Session campers. Any portion not used by your camper will be refunded and any charges beyond your Trader Horn deposit that your child incurs will be reconciled with your final bill after the camp session.

A $750 deposit must accompany every application ($150 non-refundable). A payment schedule and cancellation fee schedule is available on request and is emailed to every family upon registration.


Explore Nor’wester - Family Camp Preview Session

Explore Nor’wester is an end-of-season session that may help you decide if camp is right for your child. For four days at the end of August, you and your prospective camper(s) can check out the property, meet the Directors, participate in many activities, and get a feel for our facilities and program. Enrollment is open to children 6-12 years of age and their parents or guardians. Younger siblings may attend with the family but must be at least 3 years of age.

For more information please see our Family Camp Session page.

Ages Dates Tuition
Ages 7 and Older August 26 - August 29, 2017 $335/person
Ages 6 and Younger August 26 - August 29, 2017 $200/person

Fees above include ground transportation to and from camp from Anacortes.

An additional deposit of $50/family for Trader Horn, our camp store, will be required.

Tuition for the entire family must accompany the application.