Our Policies

Registration Forms and Fees

Summer Horizons Camp registration opens on January 10th. Families must register online through our CampBrain registration website. To begin registration, please click here. Follow the instructions on the registration website to log in and begin an application. If you are new to our camp and school, please be sure to use an email address that you check regularly as our summer correspondence is sent through email.

All families please read below. A follow-up confirmation email is sent to all families once registration is complete. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call or email Summer Horizons Camp to confirm registration. Registration for all programs is done on a first registered basis.

Registration Forms

Online application forms must be completed for each camper. A health form must be completed online by May 15.

Additional paper forms are required if your camper:

  • experiences asthmatic or allergic reactions
  • if he/she will need to take any prescription medications while at camp, or
  • if you would like to authorize the camp to dispense any over the counter medications to your child while at camp.

For more information, or to print copies of paper health forms, visit our Forms page.

Registration Fees

Click here to see all program fees. A deposit is required to submit your registration.

Registration Deadline

For all programs, the deadline for registration is the Friday at Noon before a session begins on Monday (if space allows).

Payment and Refund Policies

Payment is due in full by May 15. All deposits (50% for registration fees, 100% for optional programs) are non-refundable and will be applied toward camp tuition. If registering after May 15, full payment is required at the time of registration, and all payments made at that time are non-refundable. Accounts will be automatically charged on May 15 to the credit card on file for the remaining balance, unless prior arrangements are made with camp administration.

We accept all major credit cards and checks payable to Summer Horizons Camp. For registrations cancelled on or before May 15, registration fees, less non-refundable deposits, will be refunded. Early Birds, After 3 Club, Swimming, and other optional program fees are entirely non-refundable. Changes to your schedule may be made at no charge if the total number of sessions remains the same or is increased. Registrations cancelled after May 15 will not receive refunds. Payments forfeited due to withdrawal cannot be applied to the next year’s programs. No refunds or credits are given for absences. Failure to submit fees or forms on time may result in registration cancellation.

Email Confirmation

After registration, you will receive email confirmation. Make sure that the email address associated with your camper’s account is a parent’s email address that is checked often. We will contact you regarding form submission, final payment, and other parent information using the email address associated with your camper’s account. If you do not receive confirmation immediately, please contact the Camp Director.

Registered families will receive a Confirmation Packet in the mail with additional information to help you and your camper prepare for Camp.

I just submitted my registration. What's next?

Great! You will receive a welcome packet prior to the start of camp with additional details. We may also contact you via email beforehand. In the meantime, we recommend you read our registration policies and confirm your camp dates -- mark them on your calendar. Save your CampBrain login information, and make sure to complete all electronic and paper forms on time. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, tips, and other fun information. If you have any questions about Summer Horizons Camp or registration, please contact the Camp Director at (202) 537-7579 or summerhorizons@nps-dc.org.

Admission Policy

Summer Horizons Camp admits children of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to campers. Admission to the Summer Horizons Camp program is on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to dismiss, without refund, any camper who does not comply with the behavioral standards and expectations of Summer Horizons Camp and National Presbyterian School.

Program Cancellation

SHC reserves the right to cancel any program listed due to insufficient enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. Alternate programs or refunds will be offered.

Registration Cancellation and Changes

All requests for changes to or cancellation of an existing camper schedule should be made in writing by sending an email to summerhorizons@nps-dc.org. All changes are based on availability. Payments lost due to withdrawal from a program cannot be forwarded to the next year’s programs. Any deposit or payment lost due to withdrawal from a program will be contributed to the Summer Horizons Camp scholarship funds.

Waitlists for Programs

Once a program fills, a waitlist for that session is begun through the online registration system. If a program is full you will see the option to register for the waitlist. Make sure you complete all requested information even when registering for the waitlist. No deposit or payment is required for a waitlist program until a space is offered and accepted. Should a space become available, Summer Horizons Camp will directly contact families on the waitlist to fill the space. A family typically has 24 hours to accept the available space.

Camper Conduct

Our Core Values are central to Summer Horizons Camp’s behavioral expectations. Adherence to these values, as well as good citizenship and civility, is expected of every camper and adult in the Summer Horizons Camp community. There will be occasions when the Core Values are not upheld and where the accompanying standards of behavior are not met. Responses to these lapses must help campers improve while still reflecting the age of the camper and the ideals of fair treatment, respect for the individual, and sensitive consideration of each situation. Teachers may use verbal warnings or brief time outs for minor disruptive behaviors. Campers who are persistently uncooperative, irresponsible or who commit more serious behaviors may be escorted to the Camp Director and parents may be called as needed to pick up their child and/or speak to the Camp Director. SHC does not tolerate bullying or other aggressive behaviors. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior, at the sole discretion of the camp, may also result in suspension or removal from summer programs without a refund.


Once registered, communication to families regarding camp is primarily sent via email. During the registration process, please make certain we have your preferred email address. Please notify us of any changes.  Communication includes welcome emails detailing all program logistics, newsletters containing permission slips, updates regarding weather or carpool changes, payment reminders, and more.

Please notify Summer Horizons Camp if your camper is going to be absent – this is for the safety of all campers. You may call (202) 537-7579, email summerhorizons@nps-dc.org, or leave a note with the front desk.