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Dates and Rates
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Dates and Rates
Our Pricing Tier Structure: To better meet the needs of our families, we have instituted a voluntary 3 tier pricing structure. Choose the level most suitable for your family. Fees will not have any impact on the child’s experience while at camp and will be kept confidential.
  • Tier 1 is based on the full cost of the program. If you are able to pay this amount, please do so. Thank you.
  • Tier 2 is a partially subsidized rate that will enable families that just can’t afford the full cost of the camp program.
  • Tier 3 is a more heavily subsidized rate for families whose children would not be able to attend camp otherwise.
  • Tier 4 is a variable rate for families who show a demonstrated need that is greater than the subsidized rates. Aid, is donated by our funders and past alumni. More information below.


StatusSessionSpecialty Program2014 DatesTier 1Tier 2Tier 3
A Session One Mad Science
June 23-27
$320 $270 $220
A Session  Two Stars And Stripes June 30 - 3
$320 $270 $220
A Session Three
A Wizard's Life
July 7 - 11
$320 $270 $220
A Session Four
Around the World
July 14 - 18
$320 $270 $220
A Session Five
Outdoor Adventures
July 21 - 25
$320 $270 $220
A Session   Six
Wacky Water Week
July 28- August 1
$320 $270 $220
A Session Seven
Up, Up and Away
August 4-8
$320 $270 $220
Session Eight
Under the Big Top
August 11-15 $320

New Teen Program: a program for 12-13 year olds that includes an overnight, leadership training, and favorite camp activities.

Sessions 1&2  
Ponkiwanee Teens (ages 12-14)
June 23-July 3 $540
Session 3 & 4  
Ponkiwanee Teens (ages 12-14)  
July 7-July 18     $540
Sessions 5 & 6 
Ponkiwanee Teens (ages 12-14)
June 21-Aug 1 $540
Sessions 7 & 8 
Ponkiwanee Teens (ages 12-14)
Aug 4-Aug 15  $540

Key: A = Available W =Waiting List = Session at capacity, but have begun waiting list


1. Send one child to camp and receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced session for any additional siblings.

2. Multi session discount-If you are registering for 2 or more sessions, a $10 discount will be applied to the tuition fee for each additional session. This applies to all camps.

3. If you register and pay in full by April 1, take $20 off registration fee.

4. If your child attends full summer using our bus transportation,  the bus fees of $240 will be waived.  Full summer rates also apply to LIT program.

Click here to Register Online

Download the registration form to be mailed or faxed to Camp Fire office

Camp day is from 9am–4:00pm. Parents may drop off as early as 8:45am, and there is an extended day program which runs in the morning from 7:00am until camp starts, and in the afternoon until 6:00pm

The Extended Day Program is available for either morning or afternoon hours for an additional fee of $25 for morning and $30 afternoon care per session, or both morning and afternoon hours for $50 additional per session. Space is limited to the first 35 campers to enroll.


Bus transportation to camp is offered from the following communities: Dorchester, Hingham/Rockland, Jamaica Plain, Quincy and Weymouth. Click here to download bus schedule with times and locations.

The weekly fee is $30. If campers attend for the full summer, the $240 fee is waived.

Financial Aid

If you need Financial Aid, please contact our office for a financial aid application at 617.745.4150 x100 or download the form on our website. If downloading you will need to also send or email the required tax form as well. Aid is determined by need and a first come basis. Financial aid forms will be reviewed on  March 15, April 15 and May 15, 2013.

These funds are determined on a need basis and we encourage you to apply. All applications are strictly confidential.

  • Tuition subsidies granted by other agencies will be credited after a letter of confirmation has been received at the Camp Fire office.
  • Child care vouchers are accepted. A copy of the voucher must be received at the Camp Fire office before the start of the camp session. Parent co payments are due each Friday during the camp season.
  • A tuition deposit must be received before an application for financial aid will be sent.