Registration Policies

2024 Summer Registration is open!

For the past two decades, most of our sessions have had waiting lists. Some of our age groups fill quickly while others may still have available spots in November. In general, our older age groups (finished sixth grade and older) in our longer sessions fill earliest; younger age groups in our shorter sessions generally fill later. To have the best chance of acceptance to a session, send us your application as early as possible!

Application Process

Applications may only be submitted online.

  • We limit the number of campers from any one geographical area. A session may fill with campers from a specific area before the session is full for other areas.
  • High Rocks campers who attended in the current year have priority until September 15th and will be enrolled on a “first come, first served” basis as space allows. Note: This does not mean that returning campers are guaranteed a spot. Since some returning campers will elect to enroll in a longer session, some age groups in our four-week or three-week sessions may fill before September 15th.
  • Applications from the current year waiting list or from siblings of current campers received before September 15th will have second priority and will be enrolled on September 15th as space allows.
  • Previous year cancellations, former campers, or first-time applications received before September 15th will be held in a separate file in the order received. These applicants will be enrolled after current campers and second priority (waiting list or siblings of current campers) have been accepted as space allows.
  • All applications received after September 15th will be enrolled, as space allows, in the order in which they are received.
  • Please see our special note for campers who are in 8th grade or higher and 14 years of age. Upper Senior Details
  • If you are applying for a counselor Aide/Upper Senior (currently in 10th grade and 15) please look over these details.  Role of a Counselor Aide
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  • Applications are not complete until a $1000 deposit is received.

Registration and Payment Schedule

All applications will be accepted online only. Be sure to read over the information below.  You can find our current Dates and Rates Here.

Applications are accepted for a full term only. Reservations are made only upon receipt of a fully completed application along with a deposit. The $1,000 deposit is accepted via eCheck or Credit Card during the application process. There is a Credit Card Convenience Surcharge added to all deposits and tuition payments made by credit card. Checks also may be sent to High Rocks. Your application will not be considered complete until we receive your deposit.

Enrollment is limited to 165 campers. Returning campers have priority over new campers if the application is submitted by September 15th. After September 15th all applications are on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is advisable.

Payment Schedule

  • Registration Deposit: $1,000
  • By February 1st:
    • Three Week – $2950
    • Four Week – $3650
    • Two Week and Minis – $2025
    • Each session includes a $125 store deposit
  • By April 1st: Balance of Account

Payment Options

Make checks payable to Camp High Rocks, Inc.

Note: There is a Credit Card Convenience Surcharge added to all deposits and tuition payments made by credit card.

Waiting List Policy

Early registration is advisable as all sessions reach capacity quickly. Priority is given to returning High Rocks campers and their brothers. Next, we accept those who had been placed on the previous year’s waiting list and legacies. The remaining spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If we receive your application after we have reached capacity, you will be notified that your son has been placed on our waiting list. Over the Fall and Winter months, many of these early camper registrations reluctantly give up their place due to family plans. These places are then filled off the waitlist as space allows. The $1000.00 deposit (as well as any online payment fees) is simply held for an applicant on the waiting list until space becomes available. All fees are refunded or returned if space does not become available or if you would like to remove yourself from the waiting list.

For up-to-date session availability, please call (828) 885- 2153. Since boys on the waiting list receive second-priority acceptance the following year, we recommend that you go ahead and submit an application and remain on our waiting list even if chances for acceptance seem slim.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

It is our goal to partner and work together with parents to determine if our program is suitable for your child prior to their enrollment. When you enroll your child in our program, you are reserving space, time, meals, supplies, and staffing whether or not your camper attends the program.  Your registration helps us continue to make plans and prepare for next summer. We are grateful for your trust.

If a cancellation is necessary, the deposit, less $200, is refundable if written notice is received prior to February 1. There is no refund made for cancellations after February 1. 

No refund will be made for other late entrances or early withdrawals. The director reserves the right to dismiss any camper who violates the camp rules or is judged detrimental to the general welfare of the camp. No refund will be made in the case of dismissal. 

There are a number of companies that offer “camp insurance” in the event you need to cancel for an unexpected reason. Most of the time this is referred to as “trip insurance.” In order to be protected, you typically need to sign up before paying for camp in full and at least 60-90 days before camp begins. Please look carefully if it would cover COVID-19-related cancelations. You can find a number of different companies online or ask your insurance agent. We find that TravMark is a reliable company that offers a good product.

Please visit our FAQ page for details on cancelation insurance options.