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Important Dates for Nor’wester Families

Month Date Event
November 1 Enrollment opens for returning campers enrolled in 2016 (first-come, first-served, as space allows)
November 15 Enrollment opens for returning campers from any previous season, siblings or returning campers, family campers, and Waitlist applicants from 2016 (first-come, first-served, as space allows)
December 1 Enrollment opens for all applicants (first-come, first-served, as space allows)
December 31 Scholarship Application materials due
March 1 Payment due
April 24 All Camper Forms due
May 1 Final Payment due
June 26 First Session begins
July 15-16 First Session Visitors’ Days
July 23 First Regular Session ends
July 26 Second Session begins
August 12-13 Second Session Visitors’ Days
August 22 Second Regular Session ends

Enrollment Process

Please submit a camper application via our CampMinder system. Following the Enroll Now links on this page will prompt you to create a “CampInTouch” user account for your family. Once enrolled, that account will be your access point for all logistics pertaining to sending your child to camp: payments, health forms, travel logistics, etc.

Once your application is submitted, we will enroll your child based on unit availability and send you an email to confirm their placement. We may call to clarify something about your application but all families will receive an email to officially confirm enrollment.

We enroll approximately 340 campers – 170 campers in each session. Returning campers from the previous summer will be given enrollment priority if their applications are submitted online by November 15th of each year. On that date, enrollment will begin for returning campers from any previous season, siblings of returning campers, past family campers, and the previous season’s Waitlist applicants. Starting December 1st, new and returning campers will be enrolled. All enrollments are on a first come, first served basis, as received.

We recommend that you submit your application and deposit as soon as you have decided that you want to include Nor’wester in your summer plans. Please contact the Camp Office for further inquiries.

Payment Schedule & Options


A $750 deposit is due at the time of registration to ensure your camper’s place is held until enrollment is complete.  An email will be sent to you to confirm your child’s enrollment after receiving your camper application and deposit.

Waitlist Policies

In the case that your camper cannot be enrolled due to capacities reached in their age group or our maximum enrollment of 170 campers per session, your child will be placed on the waitlist in the order their application was received. If a space becomes available, we will call you to confirm that you’d like to move forward with enrollment. If you do not accept the spot, a $100 fee will be retained from your deposit, and $650 returned to you. If you contact us before a spot becomes available to notify us of a change in your summer plans, the full $750 deposit will be returned to you. All campers on the waitlist are eligible for priority enrollment for the following season (enrollment between November 15-December 1 of each year).

Tuition Payments & Schedule

The remainder of your camper’s tuition is due in two installments: March 1st and May 1st. Payment in full is also accepted at any time. A Payment Schedule is available upon request and is emailed to every family upon enrollment.

Please contact us at (425) 670-1935 if your needs require a different payment plan set-up. Financial support options are described on our Financial Aid Page.

All payments can be made by the family through their CampInTouch account. We accept payment by Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard), personal check or e-check (requires your bank account routing numbers).

Balance Reconciliation

Upon completion of the camper’s session, families will receive a final invoice by email with any final billing needs (Trader Horn balance, medical charges, luggage fees, etc.). Additional late fees will be applied to past due camper accounts after 30 days from invoice date.