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Registration for DCH Summer Camp and DCH Teen Camp begin on Monday, February 3, 2020. For specific registration information on the Preschool Summer Program click HERE.


How to register for DCH Summer Camp or DCH Teen Camp

We will be launching a new summer camp online registration system in 2020- stay tuned for updates. Our preferred registration method will be online. If needed, we still have limited paper applciaitons avaliable at our office (beginning on Feb. 3, 2020). Please visit us at 671 High Street Dedham, MA to obtain a packet. 

Whether you choose to register on-line or by paper applciation your campers spot will not be reserved until we have all required forms, registration fee, and deposit. 

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

Non-Refundable registration fee per camper

Deposit equal to one week's tuition per camper

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

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

Registration closes the Wednesday before the session start date at 12:00pm (this includes session registration, field trip registraton and extended day pre-registration)- please note that many of our sessions/groups close even earlier than this. We encourage you to register as soon as posisble 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 avaliable to you including payment in full, automatic monthly payments, and more. 

- All summer camp tuition must be paid prior to June 1st or your camper may loose 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

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 avaliable both during session registraion and afterwards (if space permits)

- Payment for fieldtrips is due at the time of registrion 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 to the right and return it to DCH along with all of the camp registration paperwork by mid-March. Those applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made by the end of March. 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 are the responsibility of the family.

Summer Camp Links

Preschool Summer Program
(15 months - Kindergarten)

Summer Camp
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Teen Camp
(7th - 9th Grade)

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.


Learn about our NEW Program Director, Jenni Putnam


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

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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Contact Us

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

Preschool: (781) 329-4841