Session 1:  Autism / 22Q / Explorers -  July 13 - July 18, 2016

Session 2:  Autism / 22Q / TLP -  July 21 - July 26, 2016

Session 3:  Asthma / TLP -   July 29 - Aug 3, 2016

Session 4:  Hematology / TLP -  Aug 5 - Aug 10, 2016

 

See below for more information on our Tiered Pricing System

 

Dragonfly Forest is an overnight camp for kids with autism and medical needs. In the past, our camp has been free of charge for families.  This year, we will charge a small tuition. We trust our families to choose a tuition option that they can afford, while paying what they can for our unique program.  Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below for more details about camp tuition.

 

DOES CAMP COST MONEY NOW?

Yes. We have made the decision to charge a voluntary, sliding scale fee for camp.  This change is intended to help us become a more stable and sustainable organization.  We hope that adding service income to our budget will prevent the financial crises which threatened to cancel camp in the past.

HOW DOES TIERED PRICING WORK?

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 1 Asthma session, you pay the $50 deposit and then you only owe $150 more). The tiers for our sessions are:

Hematology / Asthma sessions (one week)

Tier 1:  $200

Tier 2:  $400

Tier 3:  $600

Tier 4:  $1800 (actual cost per camper for 1 session of camp)

Autism / 22Q sessions (one week)

Tier 1:  $300

Tier 2:  $600

Tier 3:  $900

Tier 4:  $1800 (actual cost per camper for 1 session of camp)

 

WHAT WILL THE TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (TLP) LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR?

The TLP program will last 3 weeks this summer.  We will enroll one group of TLP’s for all three weeks starting on week 2.  We are accepting TLP’s from all of our populations for this 3-week program. The cost for TLP is tiered as well.  For 3 weeks of overnight camp, the tiers are:

TLP sessions (three weeks)

Pricing is for all 3 sessions the camper is at camp

Tier 1:  $750

Tier 2:  $1000

Tier 3:  $1250

Tier 4:  $5400 (actual cost per camper for the 3 session program)

 

IS THE EXPLORER SESSION USING TIERED PRICING TOO?

Yes.  The Explorers session is for campers 13-20 years old who want to improve their employment and life skills at camp.  You can read more about it on the Dragonfly website.

Explorers Session (one week)

Tier 1:  $500

Tier 2:  $750

Tier 3:  $1000

Tier 4:  $1800 (actual cost per camper for 1 session of camp)

 

WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY THE FULL TUITION?

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 15th, you will hear from us by December 1st, and tuition will be due on January 1st (unless you do a payment plan).  We will accept all payment plans, as long as tuition is paid in full by May 1st. Please call Scott 734-657-0057 or email him sarizala@dragonflyforest.org.  You can pay on your account anytime, just log in and make a payment.

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT PLANS DO YOU HAVE?

The application for financial aid will be included in the camper application.  Contact us if you have questions about financial aid or payment plans.  Call Scott 734-657-0057 or email him sarizala@dragonflyforest.org.  You can make payments on your account at any time -- just log in and make a payment.

IF YOU APPLIED FOR FINANCIAL AID

or those families that can't afford tier 1 you have the option to apply for financial aid in your camper's application.  The following steps outline Dragonfly Forest's financial aid process.

  1. ait for your camper's acceptance or waitlist email from Camp Director, Kristin McMaster
  2. If accepted, you will receive an email from Executive Director, Scott Arizala asking for your income verification.  The two easiest things to send are a pay stub or a copy of last year's tax return.
  3. If you qualify for a scholarship, Scott will email you directly within two weeks of receiving your income verification and your online balance will change to reflect the scholarship.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Our rolling enrollment process begins on Nov 15th. We will send out our first round of enrollment emails no later than Jan 1st. If your camper is enrolled at Dragonfly Forest, your deposit will automatically apply to their tuition. If your camper is on the wait-list, you will also get an email, and your deposit will be refunded in full. If you have applied after Jan 1st, you will hear back from us within 4 weeks of applying (via email).

WHAT INFORMATION COMES WITH THE ENROLLMENT LETTER?

When we send out enrollment letters, we include a social story with photos about camp. We will also send you a link to some videos about camp, a list of what to pack, directions, arrival times, and a bunch of other detailed info about the session. We also send you a health form (to be filled out by a doctor).

 

DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO HAVE IMMUNIZATIONS?

Yes.  Many of the children that Dragonfly Forest serves have compromised immune systems congruent with their individual medical condition. In order to best protect our campers from infectious disease, we firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Proof of these immunizations will be required in order for your child to attend camp. These include:

·      Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—3 doses  

·      Polio (OPV or IPV)—3 doses  

·      Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose 

·      Varicella (chickenpox)--1 dose or prior case of chickenpox 

·      Pneumococcal--4 doses 

·      HIB-3 doses

CAN I WITHDRAW?

Yes. If you wish to withdraw before May 1st, we will refund any tuition payments you’ve made (but not your deposit). If you withdraw after May 1st, we will refund your money (minus deposit) only if we can fill your camper’s spot with another camper.

WHAT SHOULD JUNIOR COUNSELORS AND OTHER STAFF DO?

Junior Counselors and other staff can apply using the staff application on the website. It opens on Sunday Nov 15th, 2015.  

IMPORTANT DATES:

Nov 15th: Application opens

Dec 1st: Our 1st round of enrollment letters go out via email

Dec 1st until we are full: Rolling enrollment (You find out if your camper got in within 4 weeks of applying)

May 1st: Full Tuition Due

May 1st: Withdrawal Deadline (If you decide not to come to camp, you can withdraw by emailing us, and we will refund any payments you’ve made, but not your deposit)


We understand that all changes are confusing, and we are happy to answer questions about our enrollment process or our program at any time. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email!