Early Bird Registration for Camp

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Early Bird Registration for Camp
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:55am

So, the early bird registration deadline for resident camp is April 1st.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:57am
At least my son who moved up to Boy Scouts will be accurately registered for camp since I paid his fee 2 weeks ago. And my daughter will be registered for camp since she is going by herself to a Girl Scout camp. No other parents have gotten their act together to register their daughters yet... and many camps are full or close to capacity.
Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 10:00am
Our Early Bird for WRC was Feb 15. We have 18 scouts / adults attending. We only have 3 Bears attending. A few more expressed interest this month, but the session is filled when we are going & the parents of these boys are not trained to take them to another session. I try telling people in January that you must register to hold a spot if you have even an inkiling that you are sending your child. They don't get it. WRC only has around 75 slots a session.

I went in to pay council the deposit and was surprised to find out that the $25.00 hold fee was for each person and was non-refundable. That was a new twist this year.

Camp Scholarships for all scout programs were due Mar 1 (1 1/2 months earlier than the past) at Council so we had to do them in Feb for the Pack. (Council requires the pack to match funds / submit forms).

April is all about getting day camp forms together. ugh.

I don't know how to get people to register early and to pay. I put $400.00 down on camp out of the pack checking. I still have a ton of money to collect from parents for the rest of the WRC payment due in May. I hope they come through on that & I don't end up having to be a bill collector.