2020 Camp Dates and Rates

Registration for Summer 2020 opens January 1, 2020!

CAMP DATES

Wombat Camp - Ages 9 to 14

Session 1: June 28 - July 11 (2 weeks)

Session 2: July 12 - July 18 (1 week)

Session 3:  July 19 -  July 25 (1 week)

Session 4:  July 26 - August 8 (2 weeks)

Campers coming for multiple sessions have the option to be picked-up on Saturday and dropped off again on Sunday, or they can spend the Saturday night in-between sessions at camp during Changeover.  Changeover at camp costs an additional $125 and must be noted at registration.  

Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15 to 17

Session 1
Advanced Backpacking:
June 28 - July 11 (2 weeks)
 
Session 2 
Beginner Backpacking:
July 12 - July 25 (2 weeks)
 
Campers coming for both TLC sessions have the option to be picked-up on July 11th and dropped off again on July 12th, or they can spend that night at camp during Changeover.  Changeover at camp costs an additional $125 and must be noted at registration.  For more information and TLC Session Descriptions check out our Teen Leadership Camp page.

PICK UP/DROP OFF TIMES

Summer Camp DROP OFF TIME is 2pm - 4:30pm on the first SUNDAY of the session.

Summer Camp PICK UP TIME is from 9:30 am - 11am on the last SATURDAY of the session.

CAMP RATES

We try to keep our costs as low as possible. These rates cover the costs of all housing, programming (including one 3-day/overnight backpacking trip per week) and delicious, healthy vegetarian meals both at camp and on trail. 

Wombat Camp - ages 9 to 14

1 week $900
2 weeks $1700
3 weeks $2400

 

Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) - ages 15 to 17

2 weeks $1700

Discounts Available

  • Register by Valentines Day to show your camp love and get a $50 discount per child.
  • Returning Campers: bring a friend who hasn't been to camp before, and get $50 off both of your tuitions! Just let us know by emailing

    after both of you have paid the deposit and we will send you both a promo code before you pay tuition.

  • Families registering more than one camper get $50 off per child.
  • Family Work Camp Alumni: Have you or your campers ever attended Woolman Family Work Camp? If so, your campers will receive a $50 discount. For the discount code, email your name and the most recent year you attended Family Work Camp to

Work Trades

Work trades are a fun way to make camp more affordable. In exchange for a week of helping the camp community - usually through shifts in the kitchen - you will receive room and board and $350 toward one child's tuition at camp. Volunteers live on site in A-frames that sleep up to two people, work in the kitchen alongside our incredible kitchen manager, and can participate in many of our camp activities - such as talent shows, camp fires, capture the flag, bbqs at the pond, and gratitude circles. Since a majority of our campers are backpacking Tuesday-Thursday (or sometimes Monday-Wednesday), kitchen volunteers get a nice chunk of time off in the middle of the week. Once the work-trade is complete, camp will refund you the $350.The work is approximately 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Work trades are most essential in the kitchen, but could potentially be or include maintenance or leading activities in an area of your expertise. While not working, enjoy reading, playing music, and walking to the river (a 3 mile hike from our campus). It is possible to bring younger children to camp with you, but camp staff cannot guarantee childcare for non-campers. In the past younger children have enjoyed accompanying their parents in the kitchen, or, those in the age range of 6-8 have been able to join the campers in some activities. You can fill out our Kitchen Volunteer Application, or for more information email

Camperships - We are no longer processing applications for summer 2020

**Every summer we aim to assist at least 20 campers with tuition, usually amounting to $20,000 total in awards. As of March 1  2020 our Campership Waitlist is full - many families were early to apply this year and we have limited funding. We hope families who did not make it on the waitlist this year consider applying next year - we recommend emailing us as early in January as you can. We highly recommend that any families still needing funding for this year research other Campership Donors - many Quaker Meetings have scholarships for Quaker camps. Many Woolman families have also had success with personal fundraising through Go Fund Me and Social Media platforms. 

We don't want cost to ever be a deterrent for sending your child to Camp Woolman! Families that use EBT or free lunches automatically qualify for full camperhips. Otherwise we use these criteria based on your 2019 annual income. To receive a campership you must send documentation of qualifying for EBT or free lunches, or your 2019 1040 tax form. If you have any questions or difficulty retrieving these documents please let us know, we try to make this process as simple as we can!

# of people in Household

Full Tuition covered

75% of Tuition covered

50% of Tuition covered

25% of Tuition covered

10% of Tuition covered 

2

Household Income: $26,380

Household Income: $39,569

Household Income: $52,759

Household Income: $65,949

Household Income: $79,139

3

 $33,275

 $49,912

 $66,550

 $83,187

$99,824

4

 $40,170

 $60,255

 $80,340

 $100,425

$120,510

5

 $47,065

 $70,598

 $94,130

 $117,663

$141,196

6

$53,960

 $80,941

 $107,921

 $134,901

$161,881

7

$60,856

 $91,283

 $121,711

 $152,139

$182,567

Camperships are awarded on a first come first serve basis. To apply please email us at

Deposit, Fees, & Payment Plans

Fees include the full camp program, lodging and food. All fee balances must be paid two weeks before the Session begins. After registration you may pay the tuition in full or you may enroll in a four, six, or seven week payment plan. A deposit of $200 per session is required upon registration (this deposit counts toward your tuition, it's not a separate fee).

Refund Policy

As we are a small camp and a small community, we rely carefully on the budget that our tuition provides us. Deposits are only refundable before March 1st. Tuition fees paid are refundable in the event that we are able to fill your camper's spot. We will do our best in all cases to find new campers, but regrettably cannot guarantee that we will in all cases. Additionally, we will not offer a refund of any amount if your camper drops a spot within 7 calendar days of a session. 

Pick-Up and Drop Off Times

Please arrive between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the first day of camp. If you arrive earlier than 2:00 pm, there are many things to see and do in Grass Valley and Nevada City, but camp will not be open for registration until 2:00 pm. If you are delayed, please call us to let us know if you may arrive later than 4:00pm.

Please plan to pick up your child by 11am . We encourage you to come as early as 9am to join us for morning songs on the last day of camp, always a very beautiful and fun time.

Shuttle Service

A Bay-Area shuttle is provided at the beginning and end of every session.

Camperships

Check out our Financial Aid page for more information on camperships. We do everything we can to make camp possible for all, regardless of financial limitations. If your child wants to attend camp and you are unable to afford the full price of tuition, please contact us and we will work with you to make sure they can come. Please email

and we will be happy to work with you! The deadline for financial aid requests is May 1. Requests made after this deadline will still be considered if funds are available.