2024 Camper Application

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A month at Camp DeSoto is an investment for a lifetime.

We eagerly anticipate another summer of “wonderful, wonderful fun!”

Junior Camp

June 1 - June 5

First Term

June 7 - July 2

Second Term

July 5 - July 30

2024 Registration Information

First Come, First Served

From September 25th - September 30th, returning campers will be given first priority. Previously waitlisted campers and siblings of returning campers will be given second priority. We will reserve spots for new applicants. New applicants will be considered for enrollment on October 1st (you may apply anytime beginning September 25th).

Deposit Payment Required

A deposit payment of $1000 (or $500 for Junior Term) is required to hold your spot. This includes a $100 non-refundable registration fee and a deposit that is refundable through February 1, 2024. The total fee for Junior Term is $1500. The total fee for First or Second Term is $6400.


If you have any questions, please give us a call! We would be happy to talk through the process with you.

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We can't wait for her to be a DeSoto camper!

Apply October 1st

What to Expect When you Apply

Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an e-mail confirming submission of your application within a few minutes. Onve received, it takes the office a few days to process camper applications. You can expect to hear whether your camper has been enrolled within one week. We will send an email to confirm your camper’s enrollment (or to let you know she has been placed on the Waiting List.)

If you choose to pay your deposit payment by e-check or credit card, your funds will not be withdrawn until we officially enroll your camper (this means the charge will not immediately show on your account once your application has been submitted.) If your camper is placed on the Waiting List, you will not be charged for the deposit amount unless and until she is officially enrolled.

If you would like to speak with a director about the registration process or any questions you have about Camp, give us a call or send us an email - we’d love to talk with you about sending your daughter to DeSoto. We know you may have questions, especially if you are new to Camp, and we would be happy to answer them.

I wanna go back, I wanna go back to Camp DeSoto!

Registration Policies

All applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is determined by age group and hometown, in addition to overall capacity. Campers must be between 8 and 16 years old (currently in 2nd-10th grades) and able to attend Camp for the entire session (with the exception of absences not to exceed 72 hours) to be eligible for enrollment.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail when your camper has been accepted and confirmed.

Deposits & Payment Schedule

The total cost for each session is $6400.

Each camper application must be accompanied by a deposit payment of $1000. You may pay with a credit card online or by calling the Camp Office. You may also pay by check or echeck.

Please note that if you pay the deposit by check, we must receive your check within 10 days of the day you submit an appliaction in order to reserve your camper’s spot. If we do not receive your deposit check within 10 days, the appliacation will no longer be valid.

After enrollment, the deposit (less a $100 application fee) is refundable through January 31st.

A second payment of $1000 is due on February 1, 2023. This amount is refundable through May 1st. The final balance is due on May 1, 2023. There will be no refund given for cancellations after May 1st.

The Waiting List

If your child is placed on the waiting list, you will be notified by e-mail. We will hold her application until a space opens up. You will not be charged unless and until she is enrolled. In the unfortunate event that an opening does not become available before camp begins, the deposit payment will not be processed and the camper will be invited to take advantage of priority registration for summer 2025.

If you have any other questions about registration, please e-mail or call the Camp Office at 256-634-4394.

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