Camper Application

Sign up!

Sign Up for Summer 2021

It is time to sign up for Camp!

  • September 1 - 20 : Enrolled campers from 2020
  • September 21 - 30 : Waitlisted campers from 2020
  • October 1: New Camper Registration Begins!

Campers who were enrolled in summer 2020 will be offered priority registration from September 1 - September 20, 2020. If you rolled over your payments from last summer, you still need to submit a new camper application for 2021.

Campers who were waitlisted for summer 2020 will be offered priority registration from September 21 - September 30, 2020.

New campers can sign up beginning October 1st! We will save a few spots for new campers, but be sure to register early as space is limited and we may have to create a waiting list.

First Come, First Served

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date on which your application is received, provided your deposit payment is received within 10 calendar days of the application date.

Deposit Payment Required

We must receive your deposit payment within 10 days of your application in order to hold your spot. Any application for which we have not received a deposit payment after 10 days will be invalid.

If you rolled over at least $825 per camper in tuition payments from 2020, no deposit payment is required. Your application will be processed upon receipt.


The registration process is just a little different this year following the cancellation of the 2020 season. If you have any questions, please do give us a call!

First Term

June 11 - July 6

Second Term

July 9 - August 3

What to Expect When you Apply

Once you have completed the online application, you should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application within an hour. It takes us a few days to process camper applications, so you can expect to hear more from us within a week. We will send an email to confirm your camper’s enrollmet or let you know she has been placed on the Waiting List.

If you choose to pay your deposit payment by credit card, your card will not be charged until we officially enroll your camper (this means the charge will not immediately show on your camp 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 DeSoto, 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

Each camper application must be accompanied by a deposit payment of $825 (unless you rolled over tuition payments equal to or exceeding that amount from 2020). You may pay with a credit card online or by calling the Camp Office. You may also pay by check.

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 until February 1st.

A second payment of $825 is due on February 1, 2021. This amount is refundable through May 1st. The final balance is due on May 1, 2021. There is no refund for cancellations after May 1st.

The Waiting List

If an applicant is placed on the waiting list, you will be notified by e-mail. We will hold her application and deposit fee 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 will be returned in full and the camper will be invited to take advantage of early registrationfor summer 2022.

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

Not quite ready to apply, but want to join our mailing list? Register your daughter as a potential new camper, and we'll stay in touch!

Click Here
Hero what to bring.jpg?ixlib=rails 2.1