Rates & dates for summer 2023

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR RETURNING FAMILIES ON AUGUST 28

AND FOR NEW FAMILIES ON SEPTEMBER 11

RETURNING FAMILIES ARE GURANTEED SPOTS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11

For 52 years, Walden did not fill.  The pandemic has reinspired many families to give their children a summer camp experience.  So, like several other Ontario Camps, Walden needs to consider maximum capacities in each cabin, unit, and the camp before accepting new-to-Walden applications.  Such applications should be submitted as early as possible and will be considered between September 12 and September 25.  They 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, and then applications submitted after September 25.

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

Registration for the Walden Long Weekend will not open until October 1.  Those campers waitlisted for our 2-Week Colour Camper experience will be given first priority on the Walden Long Weekend.

Families debating between a longer or shorter session should register for the longer one – we will 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.

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.

 

FAQ

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 $1500 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.

We encourage you to ask even more questions!  Please don’t hesitate to speak to Danielle or Ashton or Sol at the office.  We can be reached toll free year-round at 1-888-254-4274!

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

7 Week
Full Program

June 30 – August 17

$12000

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6 Week
Program**

June 30 – August 10

$11000

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4 Week
July Program

June 30 – July 27

$8100

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3 Week
August Program

July 28 – August 17

$5500

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2 Week
Colour Explorer Program*

June 30 – July 13

$4100

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2 Week
August Explorer Program**

July 28 – August 10

$4100

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Long Weekend 1
Program***

July 28 – July 31

$500

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Long Weekend 2
Program***

August 4 – August 7

$500

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

Add August session $4400
Convert Explorer to July $4100
Add 2 more weeks after July $3600
Then add 1 more $1500

Additional Discount Options

Sibling Discount

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

2nd registration

5% off§

3rd registration

10% off§

4th registration

15% off§

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

Any Field Trips

and Canoe Trips!

A Camp T-shirt

with the Camp Walden logo

Return Transportation

from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal on camp opening and closing days

Baggage Handling

prior to camp

Sundry & Snack Items

from the Tuck Shop