The referral discount program gives $100 off for the referral of a new camper.
There is no limit to the number of referral discounts you can earn, even if we end up offering you credit for tuition next year.
The number of campers referred is independent of number of sessions each signs up for. Referring one friend who signs up for 6 weeks counts as one referral because it was only one person.
If you already paid too much, we can easily refund you through the original method of payment, check, or paypal.
The discount is applied as a credit to your account after you have registered a camper.
If the camper you referred cancels their registration after you received the discount, you will be asked to return the discount. This usually happens as a new charge or a check since we cannot undo refunds to credit cards.
For technical limitations, we are not able to preemptively apply a discount to your account when you do not have an account with a camper. You do not need to make a payment for the discount to appear, but you may need to email if you want the discount applied sooner. We check about once a week for new registrations with referrals. This is done manually because we often get referrals in the form "the Smith family told me," which is very tough for a computer to link to the account of Jimmy Smith instead of Susie Smith.
Can the referral discount be applied to a sibling? Yes, if the sibling is a first time camper at Slovenski Camps. The referral discount applies to new campers only, regardless of whether it is a sibling, cousin, or neighbor.
The multi week discount is $100 for a second week of camp and any additional week that a camper attends. This does not apply to a whole family, but individual campers.
June 20 and 27 sessions are discounted heavily due to seasonal demand and the 4th of July. These sessions have the same activity options as regularly priced sessions. The overall enrollment is usually slightly lower, but that is hard to predict. These are great weeks for anyone to attend, but they also allow some larger families to send multiple kids affordably and for kids from lower income families to experience a traditional Maine summer camp.
We do not offer any scholarships. We strive to offer the best camp we can at a reasonable price. We have many old buildings and a large property requiring a lot of maintenance work; we try to attract a high quality staff and compensate them for their hard work; we provide plenty of wholesome food. The first two sessions are heavily discounted in part to allow lower income families attend. The discount cannot be applied to other weeks.
The $150 deposit is not refundable for any reason. This serves to hold your place in camp and as an administrative fee. Should you get a refund for any reason, the final $150 will not be refunded. The deposit does transfer if you switch weeks before June 1st.
If you are refunded prior to June 1st and choose tuition credit as your method of refund, we can transfer $100 of the deposit to the following year.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 per camper is required to hold a space in camp. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
The balance of tuition is due June 1st. You may ask for an extension if your program is more than a month away. You may receive emails in the meantime reminding you to pay. Sometimes we have office workers check on payments and they don't find the email asking for the extension. If so, please kindly reply to those emails to let him know that you received an extension.
Prior to June 1st we can refund all payments except for the deposit. You do not need to provide any reason. The $150 deposit is not refundable. Providing medical, family, or employment reasons will not result in a refund of the deposit. Please email email@example.com to request a refund. We will try to refund the original payment method, but may need to mail a check if it has been more than 90 days since the payment.
You may choose instead to receive tuition credit for the next year instead of a refund. If you choose tuition credit, we will transfer an extra $100 from the deposit portion, leaving only $50 lost to you.
Note that prior to June 1st you may switch weeks within the same summer at no cost. Please see the section on switching weeks.
On June 1st or thereafter we cannot provide any refunds. This includes family or medical emergencies, loss of employment, or any other reason.
Medical emergencies with proper physician documentation may choose to transfer their tuition as credit for next year. The non-refundable $150 deposit will not transfer.
Proper documentation is a signed letter from a physician advising that the camper cannot attend camp.
In the event of a need to cancel, we will try to work with you to transfer to a different week with availability. Generally the fee to switch weeks within the same summer on or after June 1st is $100, but please see the section on switching weeks for the full description.
There is no fee for switching weeks before June 1st. There must be space in the new week to accommodate a switch.
On or after June 1st there is a $100 fee for switching weeks. There must be space in the new week to switch in. Your camper may end up in a cabin with kids of a different age. That would be because the correct grade cabin was already full.
If you need to cancel and can find a replacement, you may request that we substitute the new camper in for the one originally registered. This avoids any loss of deposit, but you are responsible for dealing with the exchange of money to transfer the spot. This transfer only works if the campers are the same grade and gender or if we have space for the new camper in the correct cabin.
Discounts are applied after you register because of the technical limitation that we can only apply a discount to a camper in the system. You may defer payment and email us to apply your referral discount so that you can pay the right amount. If you overpay because of a discount, simply email and we can refund your payment partially to achieve the correct balance.
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