Rates, Dates & Registration
Camp Riverbend is a 7 week program. Campers can register for anywhere from 2 consecutive weeks through the full 7 week season. Minimum enrollment is 2 consecutive weeks. Minimum enrollment for our three-quarter day campers is 3 days per week. Grouping is done based on the grade a child will enter in September after the camp season.
Camp runs Monday June 28 to Friday August 13, 2021. Camp is closed on Monday July 5. Camp hours are 9 am to 4 pm, with extended hours from 8 am to 6 pm.
You can use our secure Online Registration form if you are paying by MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
2022 registration opens at the end of July 2021.
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2021 Tuition Rates
Pre-K & K All Day
|Three-Quarter Day |
for 3 & 4 Year Olds
|Any 6 Weeks||$6175||$5925||$6925||$5125|
|Any 5 Weeks||$5700||$5425||$6400||$4450|
|Any 4 Weeks*||$5100||$4825||$5800||$3725|
|Any 3 Weeks*||$4125||$3850||$4950||$2900|
|Any 2 Weeks*||$3150||$2900||$3925||$1975|
3 And 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day tuition rates listed above are for 5 days a week and will be pro-rated for 3 or 4 days a week.
* minimum of two weeks must be consecutive
Sibling Discount: For the 2nd child in your family, deduct $250 from the seven or six week tuition, $200 from the five week tuition, $150 from the four or three week tuition, or $100 from the two week tuition. For the 3rd child in your family, deduct $500 from the seven or six week tuition, $400 from the five week tuition, $300 from the four or three week tuition, or $200 from the two week tuition. For a 2nd child who is a three-quarter day camper, deduct $200 from the seven or six week tuition, $150 from the five week tuition, $100 from the four or three week tuition, or $50 from the two week tuition. For a 3rd child who is a three-quarter day camper, deduct $400 from the seven or six week tuition, $300 from the five week tuition, $200 from the four or three week tuition, or $100 from the two week tuition.
July 4 Holiday Discount: If you enroll for a two week session that includes the week of July 5, deduct $250 from the total tuition. For the 3 and 4-year old three-quarter day program, deduct $150 from the total tuition but only if you sign up for two five-day weeks, one of which includes the week of July 5.
Referral Discount: Refer a first-time family to Camp Riverbend. When they enroll, they list your name under “Which family referred you to Camp Riverbend” on our registration form. You earn a $100* discount for your summer tuition for each camper who enrolls and has listed your name. This discount does not apply to enrollment of returning campers or siblings of returning or current campers. Discount is not valid if first-time family/camper drops out before attending camp. First-time families may list only one referring name. Discount may only be applied toward paid tuition in that camp season. *$50 discount for referred Three-Quarter Day camper.
Registration Policy: Campers must enroll for at least two consecutive weeks. Each camper’s registration requires a $500 initial tuition payment ($400 for three-quarter day program). At the time of registration, $200 of this payment becomes non-refundable. We require a second tuition payment of $1000 per child on February 1, 2021 ($750 for three-quarter day program). The final tuition payment is due on April 1, 2021. Weeks must be finalized by February 1, 2021 and all tuition payments made prior to and on or after that date are non-refundable, regardless of dropouts or reductions in weeks prior to or during the camp season. Days missed due to injury, illness or any other reason may not be “made up” and will not result in a credit or refund. In case of severe weather, Camp may be cancelled, as it was for one day in 2020 for Tropical Storm Isaias. Two “snow days” have been built into our tuition structure.
We will gladly set up a payment plan with you if you are paying by credit card; all payments must be made by April 1, 2021.
Each camper’s tuition includes either bus transportation to camp OR a place in our extended day program at camp. There is an additional fee if your family wants to use bus transportation AND extended day daily. For 3 and 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day program, transportation to camp is included in tuition; with a sufficient number of Three-Quarter Day campers in a town, we will provide afternoon bus service at 2:00 pm. Otherwise, a parent or guardian must pick up these campers at 2:00 pm.
Visiting Camp: No parent visits or tours for prospective families will be allowed while Camp is in session this year. We will post photos and videos from Camp on the Camp Riverbend app for parents to enjoy. Parents can find instructions on how to download and use the app on the Parent Portal.
Signing Out Campers: No one may ever take a camper out of camp without signing that child out at the Camp Office. Any adult picking up a camper must know the security password that was given to us at the time of the child’s registration. Password changes can only be made in writing. The latest a camper can be picked up before dismissal is 3:00 pm.
Medical Forms: The New Jersey State Youth Camp Safety Act and the American Camp Association require every camper to have a medical form signed by a physician. Medical forms are due to camp by June 1, 2021. Your child does not need a doctor’s exam just for this purpose. The doctor can fill out our form based on any physical any time after June 1, 2020. A parent/guardian must authorize Camp Riverbend to treat your child if he or she is sick or injured at Camp.
Tipping: Camp Riverbend has a no-tipping policy for all camp staff.
Birthdays during Camp: No food from home is allowed for camper birthdays, but you can choose to send in goody bags with non-edible items.
Group Lists: Group lists are sent to the parents of children in each group, via email after the first week of camp. We include a family’s phone number, usually the cell phone of one parent. If you don’t want your phone number given out, you must notify us before camp starts.