Summer 2024 Session Dates
First Session: June 20, 2024 – July 17, 2024
Second Session: July 18, 2024 – August 14, 2024
Full Session: June 20, 2024 – August 14, 2024
Pre-camp for JCs only: June 18, 2024 – June 20, 2023
**Pre-camp is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. JCs who attend should arrive on 6/18 or 6/20, not 6/19
Tuition and Tiered Pricing
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Explanation of Tiers:
Our fee structure encourages the full eight-week program to enable more campers to attend the full summer.
Tier 1 covers your camper’s full share of the cost of operating and maintaining Camp. This price ensures that Brown Ledge will continue to thrive for future generations.
Tier 2 automatically awards a small scholarship toward tuition. Thanks to generous donations, we are able to offer this pricing.
Marjorie P. Brown (MPB) Scholarship is available for families and campers who need additional funding to attend camp. We are committed to ensuring that campers can attend BLC regardless of socioeconomic status, and encourage you to apply if tuition poses a barrier to your child’s attendance. See the Financial Aid Tab for more information.
Your tuition choice is completely confidential, and will not affect your camper’s experience or acceptance into the program.
How much is the deposit, and is it refundable?
An $800 deposit is due upon registration for Tiers 1 and 2, and $50 for MPB applicants. Your deposit will go toward your total tuition payment, and is refundable up until February 15, 2024. After that date, your deposit is not refundable and will be retained as an administrative fee.
When should I pay 2024 tuition?
You are welcome to pay all or partial tuition earlier immediately after enrollment. Tuition is due on April 1, 2024.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! If you are unable to pay your tuition entirely by April 1, 2024, please contact [email protected] to set up a payment plan.
Is tuition refundable?
Tuition paid before the due date (April 1, 2024) is refundable. After April 1, 2024, your tuition is refundable only if we are able to fill your spot. If we are not able to fill your spot, your tuition is not refundable.
Do you offer tuition insurance?
We offer optional tuition insurance through CampMinder (via Trip Mate). While we do not require this coverage, you may want to consider it depending on your family plans. As you go to register for camp, you’ll notice an option for Program Protection, which you can select to purchase at the time of registration. Although this box will indicate you cannot purchase later, Trip Mate assured us you are welcome to purchase this coverage at a later date.
Why is there a 3% credit card transaction charge?
All credit card payments will incur a 3% surcharge to cover processing fees. To save money, you may instead choose to pay by paper check, e-check, or wire transfer. This allows us to devote up to 100% of your tuition funds to the operation of camp by eliminating the payment of credit card processing fees.
If paying by check, where should I mail the check?
Checks can be made out and mailed to:
The Brown Ledge Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 862
Colchester VT 05446
Brown Ledge is committed to ensuring that the summer camp experience is available to all campers regardless of socio-economic circumstances.
The Marjorie P. Brown Scholarship is funded by our generous families, alumnae and friends of BLC. Scholarships are awarded on a need-basis and may fund a portion or the entire tuition depending on the family’s circumstances. Scholarship support is extended to families who demonstrate financial need. In addition, a camper who receives aid should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Enhancing the social diversity of the camp community, and/or
- Increasing the population of campers from local towns of Vermont, and/or
- Extending the camp participation of an alumni family.
Both campers and Junior Counselors are eligible for the MPB Scholarship. We are proud to report that the MPB Scholarship has awarded over $150,000 annually in financial aid for the last five years.
To automatically receive the application, select ‘MPB scholarship’ as your Tier selection on your CampInTouch application. The application is due January 17, 2024.
To learn more about the MPB scholarship, please call 1-802-862-2442 or email [email protected]. If you are interested in supporting the MPB Scholarship fund, please call 1-802-862-2442 or email [email protected].