Registration Information

Short registration online

Submit registration request and pay deposit.

[This should be enough information for simple registration requests and returning campers; we will contact you if we need more information now.]

Full registration form

PDF document you can snailmail, fax or email us with your payment. Please note that you must fill out both the registration form and the appropriate waiver.

Adults only Waiver

Families Waiver

Waiver for Minor children attending without a parent/guardian

[If your registration has several complications, you may want to use this, even if you pay the deposit with an online registration.]

Admissions Policy

After March 24, spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Only full‑time registrants are considered. We do not consider gender in our admissions.

At our family weeks each age grouping has a maximum number of spaces available. All other weeks accept anyone age 15 and up. We sometimes accept a limited number of infants and children at non-family weeks; please call if you are interested. Applicants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Check on availibility.

Deposits and Payments

Online payments can be made with Mastercard or VISA. We can only take the amount you approve, so balance payments need to be initiated by you.

Mailed-in registrations can be paid by Mastercard or VISA or by check, made payable to CDSS, in U.S. Funds.

Deposit is $150/person/week

Full cost depends on the Week and, at family programs, the age of children

Full payment for sessions starting before August 1 is due by May 20

Full payment for sessions starting on or after August 1 is due by June 20

There is a fee of $25 on any late payments.

Deposits/payments are processed upon receipt. In the case of cancellation from the wait list or from a session, a refund will be issued for the appropriate amount (see below).

Registrationcan be completed online or forms may be mailed, hand-delivered, e-mailed or faxed to the CDSS office. A Registration Status Forms will be sent out after April 1. If you wish confirmation that we received your application, please send a stamped, self-addressed postcard or email us at camp@cdss.org.

Cancellations

If you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible; we often have someone on a waiting list eager to attend. If you cancel from the wait list or before March 24, your entire deposit will be refunded. If you cancel on or after March 24 but more than 8 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $75 per person to a maximum of $150 per application. If you cancel between 8 and 2 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $150 per person to a maximum of $300 per application. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $300 per person to a maximum of $600 per application. In the event of cancellation without notification, the entire fee will be retained. Registrations are not transferable.

Scholarships

We offer work scholarships to any camper in need, and named scholarships to practicing teachers, leaders and musicians. Please read about our scholarship programs before applying. Scholarship applications will be considered at the time of registration and should therefore accompany the Registration Form.

Camp Waiver Form

Everyone attending a CDSS Dance & Music Camp must sign a waiver of liability to participate. If you didn't sign the waiver as part of the online registration process, you may access the online forms here. You can also download the appropriate waiver and mail it in.

Adults only - we need the signature of each adult.

Families - at least one parent/guardian needs to fill this out for each minor (under age 18) attending camp.

Minor children attending without a parent/guardian - Minor children attending without parent or Guardian – This waiver needs to be printed and signed by both the parent/guardian of the child and the person who will serve as guardian at camp.

If you can’t print a copy of a particular waiver, we can mail a copy.