Early registration - Slowing the race to register! We are trying out a new approach in an effort to reduce stress and the necessity of registering ASAP.
There is no need to rush to submit your registration when the process begins in March. The registration website will open for a week of early registration. During this week-long initial registration period, the registration site will require families to indicate their level of preference for each camp selected (“Must have if at all possible”, to “Would be nice”). No deposit will be due at this time.
After this first week, the early registration period will close and the registration site will be taken offline for several days as we process all the registration requests. For any programs/weeks that receive more requests than space will allow, placements will be made using the following criteria:
- Has the family indicated that the week is a high priority?
- Has the camper secured other weeks at CBC this summer?
For very full programs, CBC wants as many children as possible to have the opportunity to experience camp.
- Does the camper have a sibling already enrolled in the same week?
Whenever possible, CBC wants to make it possible for families to send their campers to CBC on concurrent weeks.
- Are the camps balanced?
CBC is a popular choice for both local families and summer residents and visitors. Historically, on average, 60% of our campers are Hancock County residents with 40% summer residents and visitors. CBC believes this economic and cultural diversity enriches the camp experience for all (Please note: applying for campership assistance has no impact on the assignment of camp weeks).
- When all criteria are accounted for, spaces in oversubscribed camp programs will be assigned by lottery.
After early registration closes, enrollment will be confirmed with families within a week. Statements reflecting the weeks secured and deposits due will be included with the registration confirmation. The registration website will re-open as normal once early registration confirmations are sent out. Any registrations received after March 13th will be on a first-come basis and all waitlists will be in place.
The Starburst program and select specialty camps will most likely be in high demand. If your camper is applying for only high demand programs, weeks may be limited.
Camp families requested a less manic registration process and we have done our best to serve you within the parameters of our systems. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
John, your mildly anxious camp registrar