Rates & dates for summer 2023

For 52 years, Walden did not fill. The pandemic has re-inspired many families to give their children a summer camp experience.  Like several other Ontario camps, Walden needs to consider maximum capacities in each cabin, unit, and the camp before accepting new-to-Walden applications.

registration dates

Registration opens for

Returning Families



Returning families are guaranteed
spots until September 11th.

Registration opens for

New Families



Registration opens for

Walden Long Weekend



Campers waitlisted for our 2-Week Colour Camper experience will be given first priority.

New Camper

New camper applications should be submitted as early as possible.

They will be considered between September 12 and September 25 and prioritized in the following order:

  1. Siblings of returning campers
  2. Campers who have missed only one (1) year
  3. Children of staff alumni
  4. Robin Hood recent graduates
  5. Other new to Walden families
  6. Applications submitted after September 25th

Each category will be processed on a first come first served basis.

Sol Birenbaum

Sol’s tip

“Families debating between a longer or shorter session should register for the longer one. We’ll be happy to reduce sessions later at no penalty to you, but please be aware that increasing session length later will cost more. See our FAQs below!

Program Rates

Camp Walden’s fees are all-inclusive1 and we do not charge additional fees for transportation, tuck or trips. We offer special discounted rates2 when you register and pay before October 1st, and if you register more than one child. See terms and conditions for details.

Select any (or all) of these discount options and save:

7 Week
Full Program

June 30 – August 17


6 Week

June 30 – August 10


4 Week
July Program

June 30 – July 27


3 Week
August Program

July 28 – August 17


2 Week
Colour Explorer Program*

June 30 – July 13


2 Week
August Explorer Program**

July 28 – August 10


Long Weekend 1

July 28 – July 31


Long Weekend 2

August 4 – August 7


Extensions made after October 1st are flat rate fees, i.e. other discounts do not apply

  • Add August session: $4,400
  • Convert Explorer to July: $4,100
  • Add 2 more weeks after July: $3,600
  • Then add 1 more: $1,500

Additional Discount Options:

Sibling Discount

Families with multiple campers (siblings with the same parents and residence) will enjoy the following discounts:

  • 5% off a 2nd registration§
  • 10% off a 3rd registration§
  • 15% off a 4th registration§

Staff Alumni Discount

Campers who are children of staff alumni (one or both parents) will receive a 10% discount on their campers’ fees.

What’s Included

Laundry service
once a week
Baggage handling prior to camp
A camp t-shirt with the Camp Walden logo
Return transportation from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal on camp opening and closing days
Any field trips… and canoe trips!
Sundry and snack items from the Tuck Shop

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are several questions we commonly receive regarding registration and our rates. If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to Danielle, Ashton, or Sol at the office. We can be reached toll free year-round at 1-888-254-4274.

NO!!!! This is the most commonly misunderstood aspect of our fees. There are two separate discounts related to this question. You get a discount if you register early… and you get an even bigger discount if you also pay in full early. We encourage those families who aren’t ready to make full payment to still take advantage of the register early discount – the “Earlybird”.

Here again, we do something fairly unique. If, in good faith, you think your camper might extend, we’d like you to register for the longer session at no risk to you. However, if you extend during the summer, the cost to us (and thus to you) is higher. These extension fees are listed above. They are flat rates so the sibling and alumni discounts are nod.

You should certainly register for 7 weeks and attach a note with the particulars of your situation. We will gladly agree to decrease your camper’s registration to your desired length of stay at no penalty (as though this was your decision all along).

Well… you can… but the cost as you can see on the Rates & Dates section of our website will be greater. Every year, there are a number of families that wish to extend their stay from 4 weeks to 7 weeks, or from 2 weeks to 4 weeks in the middle of the summer. Despite our desire to accommodate, it is sometimes the case that space does not allow for these requests. Please consider your registration length carefully when completing your application.

It is very likely that some of our age groups will fill up this year. All applications are date stamped. They are processed throughout the year according to the table below in the order that they are received. Processing applications takes time. We will be able to confirm information about your application after November 1st

On August 28, Registration Opens and anyone interested can register! Returning campers are guaranteed a spot so long as their application is received by September 11. New applications will be considered between September 12 and September 25 and will be prioritized in the following order:

  • Siblings of returning campers
  • Missed only 1 year campers
  • Children of Staff Alumni
  • Robin Hood recent graduates
  • Other new to Walden families

Earlybird rates are protected all the way to October 1.

We have made every effort to make our fees fair and reflective of our quality of program. We are proud of the fact that everyone at Walden pays the rates shown on our website. So no, we will not adjust our rates. But those families who feel they could benefit from an alternate pay schedule are invited to present a plan via email to sol@campwalden.ca. Please note that fee reductions cannot be made for campers arriving late, leaving early, or missing part of camp.

Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that you wish your payment to be made as follows: a $1,500 deposit and then four equal instalments on March 1st, April 1st, May 1st, and June 1st. Families must let us know before each date how they intend to pay. Unfortunately, if after reminders from us, that information is not provided, applicable discounts will have to be removed.