2017 Sessions

Session 1 June 25th  - 30th - 22q

Session 2 July 2nd - 7th - Autism

Session 3 July 9th - 14th - Explorers

Session 4 July 16th - 21st - Asthma + Teen Leadership Program

Session 5 July 23th - 28th - Hematology + Teen Leadership Program


New in 2017:

As an organization, we have decided to increase our tuition cost for 2017. Dragonfly Forests prides ourselves on providing the best programming in the country. Dragonfly insists on hiring excellent professional staff and counselors. We have a remarkable medical team and our facility is top of the line. Each year we fight to keep our costs as low as possible, while still providing a spectacular program. However, it has been increasingly difficult to find funds to supplement our tuition each year. We have made the decision to raise tuition in 2017 to make sure that Dragonfly can endure for years to come.

One-Week Sessions:

Tier 1 is $1850
Tier 2 is $1250
Tier 3 is $650*

Teen Leadership Program Rates (Two-Week Session)

Tier 1- $2775
Tier 2- $1875
Tier 3- $975*

*you should select tier 3 if you are interested in a scholarship

The price change looks dramatic, and we recognize that many of our families will be interested in scholarships. We want you to know that we remain committed to helping our families access our camp. We want your camper at camp this year, and we want to talk about your options. If you have questions about the cost of camp, recent changes, or tier selection, you can contact our executive director, Sylvia van Meerten at svanmeerten@dragonflyforest.org or 828-458-0313 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.



There are 2 ways Dragonfly Forest can help your family pay your camper's tuition. Both of these methods are available in the online camper application.

1. Apply for a Scholarship While filling out your child's regular camp application, you will be prompted with 3 questions to apply for a scholarship. After submitting your application, you will send a tax document or pay stub to josh@dragonflyforest.org, and he will follow up to notify you the amount scholarship we can provide for your child. We are dedicated to helping our families access camp, and we want to talk about your options. 

2. Sign up for a Payment Plan This lets you break down your tuition balance over a longer period of time than 30 days. You can choose the incremental payment you can afford, and decide how often you can make payments.



There is a $50 deposit for registering, and you can send a check or money-order if you cannot pay the deposit online.  For the remaining tuition, you will select the pricing tier that your family can afford. This selection is voluntary, requires no documentation, and will not affect the experience of your camper. Your $50 deposit counts toward your total tuition (i.e if you choose Tier 3 Asthma session, you pay the $50 deposit and then you only owe $600 more). 



The TLP program will last 2 weeks this summer.  We will enroll one group of TLP’s for both weeks starting on week 4.  We are accepting TLP’s from all of our populations for this 2-week program. The cost for TLP is tiered as well.  



You pay the $50 deposit when you fill out the application.  You will choose a tier for the remaining tuition.  Your deposit is applied to your remaining balance. That balance is due 1 month after you’re enrolled (usually 4 weeks after applying).  For example, if you apply on Nov 20th, you will hear from us by December 1st, and tuition will be due on January 1st (unless you sign up for a payment plan).  We will accept all payment plans, as long as tuition is paid in full by May 1st. Please call Josh at 717-658-7769 or email him josh@dragonflyforest.org.  You can pay on your account anytime, just log in and make a payment.