Dates & Rates
Our fee structure is designed to encourage participation in our 8 week program and make this full Songadeewin experience affordable for the greatest number of families. We believe the longer program offers girls the very best camp experience
- Early Bird Discount – Enroll by November 1 to receive an Early Bird Discount of $250.
- Sibling Discount – Receive a 5% discount on each fee for two or more siblings attending any of Keewaydin Foundation’s three camps (Songadeewin, Dunmore, Temagami).
- Camp Store – usually up to $75
- Transportation from or to the Burlington Airport – $115
- Chaperoned bus transportation from or to New York City – $170
- Linen Rental – $20 for the summer (pillow, 3 blankets)
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 Songadeewin director, Lauren McDowell, [email protected], if you have any questions about our camps or scholarship opportunities.
Songadeewin of Keewaydin is a summer camp for girls. In order to attend, applicants must be physically and emotionally prepared to fully participate in the program. Songadeewin of Keewaydin serves applicants who meet the criteria for admission regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or transgender or non-binary status.
Here are some of the common questions parents and campers have:
- Is Songadeewin accredited?
Yes! Songadeewin is accredited by the American Camping Association and must comply with extensive standards in program, personnel, administration and facilities.
- Is Songadeewin religiously affiliated?
Our camp is non-sectarian. We have an all-camp Sunday Circle, weekend by the Lake. Here, campers and staff offer readings, reflections and songs related to a theme, like friendship, sharing, teamwork, caring for each other, or appreciation of nature.
- Are scholarships available?
Financial aid is available to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to attend. Most aid is partial. For further information, email [email protected].
- Is there laundry service?
Thankfully, yes! Laundry is done weekly for all campers at no charge. Campers must bring their own sheets and towels. Blankets and pillows are available to rent for the summer for a small fee.
- When may I visit my camper?
Because of Covid-related considerations, our visitor policy this summer will be different than it has been previously. As a measure to ensure the safety of our campers and staff, parents will not be able to visit the Keewaydin campus while camp is in session, including during Midseason.
- Do all campers at Songadeewin take overnight trips away from camp?
Yes! Tripping is a keystone of the Songadeewin experience, and all ages participate in canoe and hiking trips of varying lengths.
- Do campers need to bring camping equipment?
Personal gear including sleeping bags, sleeping pads, waterproof bags and personal water bottles must be supplied by each camper. We provide tents, backpacks, ground cloths, and cooking equipment. Click here to learn more about camping supplies.
- What forms are required and where can I find them?
All forms can be found here.
- My child requires daily medication. How do I arrange for that during the summer?
Songadeewin 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?
We need full discretion to pair campers with appropriate staff so we unfortunately can’t honor specific housing requests. Tent and cabin assignments are based on camper needs, physical development, and age groups. Summer camp is also a golden opportunity to make new friendships, and so we discourage housing hometown friends together.
- 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 replying helps them develop good writing skills. You may also email your child using songaoffice@keewaydin.
org with your child’s name and Tent or Cabin name in the subject line, and we will print your email and deliver it to your camper when mail is delivered each day. Please note that your child will not respond via email, however they can respond via mail! Phone calls are discouraged, but we do allow brief parent phone calls during specific windows of time after the first two weeks of camp. We ask that you limit the conversation to 5 minutes and no more often than once a week. See our Parent Manual for more details.
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. More details will be sent to parents prior to camp!