Greetings from Agassiz Village! At Agassiz, it all starts with the smile and we are excited to work with you and your organization to extend overnight summer camp opportunities to families you work with. Through many agency partnerships in the past few years we have been able to offer summer camp opportunities to hundreds of deserving kids from Boston area.
Below you will find all necessary information and forms to register a child for camp session. Please let us know if you have any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.860.0200.
Agassiz Village offers three (3) two-week sessions each summer (for program descriptions please see program page above). Families can register for up to two sessions maximum due to the level of demand. Summer 2017 Schedule is as follows:
Session 1: Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 14
Session 2: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28
Session 3: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 11
Agassiz Village is located on 400-acre site on Thompson Lake in Poland, Maine (about 2.5 hour drive north from Boston). All campers live in cabins with an average of 12 other children/youth and 2 counselors in each of the cabins. Bathrooms are located in the cabins with shower houses nearby. Boys and girls live in separate sections of camp.
We provide transportation from Boston to camp and back for all campers on the first and last day of each session. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC): Parking Lot #1. The pick-up time is between 7:30 and 8:30 am on first day of each session. The drop-off is at 6pm on the last day of each session.
All camper rates are based on a sliding scale that, in turn, is based on family's annual income and household size. Please see the scale below. These rates are primarily for families and individuals paying the tuition. If agency/organization will be covering the tuition, please contact us to find out more about agency rates.
To register a child for camp, please follow these steps:
Step 1 - Submit Registration From (online on the Registration Page above or paper - see download section below).
Step 2 - Submit Refundable Deposit: to confirm the spot we must receive the $100 refundable deposit. Deposit secures the spot at camp and will be returned if: a) cancelled two weeks or more prior to start of camp session or b) family receives full campership (in which case the deposit is return after the child returns from camp). Please contact us with any questions or to discuss further options.
Step 3 - Confirm your financial aid:
a. Submit proof of income documentation to confirm your financial aid rate (i.e. a copy of your last year’s tax return, W2 form, or three consecutive pay-stubs for all household adults receiving income).
b. Submit Free & Reduced Meal Form (see the download section below)
c. If applying for Full Campership, submit an additional Full Campership Application (see download section below).
Step 4 - Submit Health History & Physical Exam Forms (see the download section below).
Camp Mailing Address:
Attn. Camp Registration
238 Bedford Street, Suite 8
Lexington, MA 02420
Camp Registration Form (hard copy) – you can download a hard copy of this form or visit the Registration Page and complete the online one to register for Traditional Camp and TAP programs (INSTEP Program has a separate application process). Please encourage your families to submit the online form whenever possible as it helps us to process it a lot quicker.
Free/Reduced Meal (FRM) Form – Agassiz Village participates in the State of Maine Summer Food Service Program which helps us cover some of our summer food costs and, hence, keep our tuition rates low. We are asking all applying for financial aid to complete this form so we can comply with requirements of this program. Please download this form, print, complete, sign and send it back to us. This pdf form is also fillable electronically and can be completed and emaild to us. (One form per family)
Full Campership Application Form – This form is required to be considered for Full Campership. It is an addition to the Registration Form that has to be submitted along with the deposit prior to submitting this form. (One form per family)
Health History Form – After your camper registration is completed, submit this form no later than two weeks prior to your session start date. Please also be sure to have it reviewed by your doctor/physician. Please note that if Health History and/or Physical Exam forms are missing on camp registration day, your child may not be able to attend the camp session.
Physical Exam Form – Please have this form completed and signed by your doctor/physician and sent to us at the address provided on the form no later than two weeks prior to your session start date. Please note that if Health History and/or Physical Exam forms are missing on camp registration day, your child may not be able to attend the camp session.
Parent Information Handbook – This handbook will provide you with important information and details about your child’s stay at Agassiz Village - contact information while camp is in session, what-to-bring and what-not-to-bring lists, general policies and procedures, and a lot of other pertinent information. Please read through it carefully and let us know if you have any further questions.