Dates & Rates
The camp sessions are four weeks and eight weeks. There is also a limited two-week option for new campers ages 8-10. The fee structure below encourages the full eight-week program, charging proportionately less so as to enable more parents to be able to afford the full summer experience for their children. We believe that boys get the best camp experience through the eight-week program.
- Early Bird Discount – Enroll by November 1 to receive an Early Bird Discount of $250.
- Sibling Discount – 5% discount on each fee is given for two or more siblings attending any of Keewaydin Foundation’s three camps (Dunmore, Songadeewin, Temagami)
- Camp Store – Usually up to $75
- Transportation from or to Burlington Airport – $115
- Chaperoned bus transportation from or to New York City – $170
- Linen Rental – $20 for the summer (pillow, 3 blankets)
- Tutoring – $65 per session
The Keewaydin Foundation is committed to making the life changing experience of our camps possible and accessible for campers from all backgrounds and partnering with families into the future so their child can attend camp for summers to come. Once we award scholarships, campers are eligible to return with scholarship aid for the duration of their camp career.
In 2022, 109 campers enrolled in our three camps — Keewaydin Dunmore, Songadeewin, and Keewaydin Temagami — received nearly $700,000 in financial aid, which represented 17% of our total camper population. Scholarship awards range from $1000 to full financial support. We aim to make it possible for children to enjoy the wonders of summer camp, canoe trips, and meet kids from all over the U.S. and world.
Our ability to provide aid to new campers depends on the needs of the family and the available funding after we have provided for our returning scholarship campers. Let’s begin this process; we are eager to welcome you into our camp communities!
How to apply
- Complete an enrollment application to ensure your child will have a spot at camp. To submit an application, create a login and password at Keewaydin Camp inTouch. The $500 deposit is waived for scholarship applicants.
- Fill out our Scholarship Inquiry Form. Once we receive your inquiry, we will follow up with instructions and steps on how to apply.
Timeline & Scholarship decisions
- Returning campers need to submit enrollment applications by November 1 and scholarship applications by December 1.
- New scholarship applicants are encouraged to apply by January 1; beyond this date, we will consider new scholarship applicants on a rolling basis based on available funding.
- For new scholarship applications received by January 1, financial aid decisions will be returned by the end of February.
Please contact the Keewaydin Dunmore director, Pete Hare, [email protected], if you have any questions about scholarship opportunities at Keewaydin Dunmore.
Keewaydin Dunmore is a summer camp for boys. In order to attend, boys must be physically and emotionally prepared to fully participate in the program. Keewaydin Dunmore serves boys who meet the criteria for admission regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or transgender or non-binary status.
- Is Keewaydin Dunmore accredited?
Yes, Keewaydin Dunmore is accredited by the American Camping Association. The camp must comply with extensive standards in program, personnel, administration and facilities to be accredited.
- What is the admission policy?
Keewaydin Dunmore accepts all children who can participate in and benefit from the full program offered by the camps, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin or transgender or non-binary status.
- Is the camp religiously affiliated?
No, the camp is totally non-sectarian and unaffiliated, though we do have an all-camp gathering, called Sunday Circle, held outdoors by Lake Dunmore. At Sunday Circle, campers and staff prepare readings, reflections and songs related to a theme, often about values such as friendship, sharing, teamwork, courage and appreciation of nature. We have a camp choir, consisting of campers and staff, which always performs at Sunday Circle. Frequently, campers play instruments at this gathering.
- Are there any scholarships available?
Yes, financial aid is provided to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full tuition. Most aid is partial. For further information about financial aid please contact [email protected].
- Is there laundry service?
Laundry is done weekly at Dunmore and is included in the overall fee. Campers can either bring their own sheets, towels and blankets or lease camp bedding for the summer at a nominal charge.
- Is academic tutoring available?
Academic tutoring is available in reading, writing, Spanish, math and other subjects based on available staff at camp. Tutoring is provided for required summer work, or as remedial help. Families must supply any materials needed for tutoring sessions. To discuss availability and fee structure contact [email protected].
- When may I visit my camper?
Parents’ Mid-Season visiting weekend takes place on July 22 and 23. Parents are welcome on campus Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
- Do all campers at Dunmore take overnight trips away from camp?
Yes, there are canoe trips and hiking trips for all ages of varying length. The youngest campers take a three-night trip and the oldest spend 17 days in the Canadian Provincial Parks. Depending on Covid restrictions in New England, and the Canadian border, adjustments to the regular trip offerings may be made as needed.
- Do campers need to bring camping equipment?
Personal equipment such as sleeping bags, sleeping pads, waterproof bags and personal water bottles must be brought by each camper. Tents, backpacks, ground cloths, and cooking equipment are provided by the camp. You will find a list of equipment needed here.
- What forms are required and where can I find them?
All forms can be found here.
- My camper requires daily medication. How do I arrange for that during the summer?
Keewaydin works with CampMeds which provides pre-packaged medication for campers. Please refer to CampMeds‘ FAQ for questions concerning medication.
- Can I request housing with specific staff or campers?
Tent and cabin assignments are made just prior to the opening of camp. Summer camp is an opportunity to forge new friendships and hence we discourage housing hometown friends together. Camp needs the discretion to pair campers of like age and physical development with appropriate staff.
- How can I communicate with my camper during the summer?
We strongly encourage communication by regular, “old fashioned” letters and postcards. Campers love getting mail delivered and it helps them develop the habit of writing to parents and friends. To write your camper, please use the following address: Keewaydin Dunmore, Attn: Camper Name, 10 Keewaydin Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769. Campers do not have access to computers to correspond by email. You may email your child at camp using [email protected] and putting your child’s name and Grove in the subject line. We will print your email and deliver it to your camper when mail is delivered each day. Phone calls are discouraged in general. However, we do allow brief parent phone calls after the first two weeks. We ask that you limit the conversation to 5 minutes and no more often than once a week. The times when a camper is near a phone are mealtime – see the parent manual for more details. It is important to note our no phone call policy during the first two weeks of a camper’s stay.
Parents’ Mid-Season visiting weekend takes place on July 22 and 23. Parents are welcome on campus Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. There will be an outdoor picnic lunch and outdoor BBQ dinner on Saturday that parents are welcome to attend. Here is a list of area hotels. More details will be sent to parents prior to camp!