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Registration for DCH Summer Camp and DCH Teen Camp is Open!

For registration information about the Preschool Summer Program click HERE.


How to register for DCH Summer Camp or DCH Teen Camp

We are launching a brand new summer camp registration system this year. Please click here to access the registration system. (Link will activate on 2/3)

Online registration info and tips:

  • To register you will need:
  • - a credit card for camp tuition deposit
  • - a photo of your camper (to upload)
  • - a current (within 1 year of your child’s camp dates) physical and immunization record (to upload)


Payment information:

  • It is also important that you decide what weeks you want to register your child for in advance.
  • You will pay a non-refundable $50 deposit (applied towards tuition) for each week for which you register. This fee can be applied to an additional week (if space allows) but CANNOT be refunded.
  • At registration, you will also pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee per child (separate from tuition) and a non-refundable $30 per (optional) field trip.
  • You will have several options at checkout for paying the remaining balance (tuition, extended day) immediately or over time, with full payment due by May 1st.
  • If you are applying for financial aid, you can do this when registering. You will not be charged a fee at checkout but will be responsible for any camp fees minus scholarship received if not cancelled before May 1.


Registration directions:

  • For this year, register as a “new user.” Once you register as a new user you will be able to set up your household information. 
  • Once this is filled out you will be able to register for sessions and options (extended day and field trips) for your camper. Please note that you must add the session to your cart before the system will allow you to register for the optional add-ons.
  • Mandatory questions are identified with an (*). It will not allow you to submit if you don’t answer all mandatory questions.
  • Though not mandatory, we highly recommend you filling out the medical forms and uploading your photo, physical and immunization record. These are required within 2 weeks of your registration and if they are not completed on time your child may lose their spot for the sessions you are choosing. No child can attend camp without a physical and current immunization record on-file. 
  • You will receive an email confirmation from our system. Please hang on to your registration email. It contains the camp handbook and other valuable information.


In order for your registration to be complete we will need:

Non-refundable registration fee per camper ($25)

Non-refundable deposit per camp week registered ($50 per week)

A completed registration form containing contact information, emergency contact information and health history for each camper* preferably completed through our online registration software

A copy of your child's most recent physical (must be dated within 1 year of camper's start date of camp in 2020)* can be uploaded through our registration software

Registration for each camp week closes the Wednesday before the session start date at 12:00pm (this includes session registration, field trip registration and extended day pre-registration). Please note that many of our sessions/groups fill up much earlier than this. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to ensure you get your requested camp dates. 


Payment Information 

-Payments will be able to be made via our new online registration software.

- Different payment options will be available to you including payment in full, automatic monthly payments, and more. 

- All summer camp tuition must be paid prior to May 1st or your camper may lose their spot. Space in our summer camp program is limited.  

-Families are responsible for tuition for all weeks registered for unless a Camp Change Form is received by May 1st. After May 1st there will be no refunds for dropped weeks.

-There is a $25 fee for all returned checks.


Field Trip Registration -- Summer Camp only (not Teen Camp)

Less than 50% of the camp attends each trip as space is limited and most families choose just some of the trips. Campers back at camp on field trip days enjoy a full, fun-filled day of camp activities.

- Field trip registration is available both during session registration and afterwards (if space permits)

- Payment for field trips is due at the time of registration and there are no refunds as many trips require pre-purchasing tickets/entrance fees. 

Registering for field trips at the time of camp registration is preferred as our field trips are first come first serve and many fill up quickly. 

All field trips are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. In the event of DCH cancelling a field trip, credits will be kept in our system until the end of the summer and then refunded assuming no balance remains.


Camp Financial Aid Information

Limited financial aid is available for our summer camp programs each summer. We distribute the bulk of our financial aid through the Dedham Public School Adjustment Counselors at ECEC, Avery, Greenlodge, Oakdale, Riverdale and the Dedham Middle School. If your child attends Dedham public schools, please contact your school's adjustment counselor to express your interest regarding DCH financial aid.


If you are not a Dedham resident or do not receive any financial aid from the schools, please fill out the form with your registration and upload a copy of your most recent tax forms and pay stubs. Applications received after March may or may not be reviewed based upon camp space and availability of additional financial aid. Financial aid only covers the cost of weekly tuition. Field Trip and Extended Day costs are not included in financial aid and, if desired, are the responsibility of the family.


Registration is open!

Summer Teen Camp Registration Account Button

Preschool Summer registration for Toddlers (ages 15 mos-2.9 mos)

Preschool Summer Registration (ages 2.9 & up)

Summer Camp News

Check out how DCH Teen Camp partnered with Livable Dedham and the impact they made on our community.

Read all about it in the Dedham Times 4 part series under Teen Camp News.


"DCH Summer Camp Featured On Channel 5 Wake Up Call"
"# 1 Patch Pick of where to send your kids to camp"

Camp Forms

Enrollment Forms

Our registration is completely online. 

Please call if you have any questions.


Other Camp Forms

Parent Handbook

Camp Change Form

Field Trip Itineraries and Information-coming soon

Extended Day Information

Medication Administration Form

Teen Camp Social Media Policy- coming soon


Summer Camp Donors

Thank you for your support of Summer Camp 2019:

Gretchens Kids 3

 Mary Mulvey Jaconson's
    Families in Need
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dedham Exchange
Foley & Palenscar Insurance
JED Insurance
Dedham Junior Womens Club
Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary

Oakdale 7-11

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Thank you

Charles River Apparel for your generous donation of washable masks for our office, preschool and summer staff!

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Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841