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2021 COVID-19 Update

In response to the unique circumstances of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have updated our 2021 cancellation and refund policies. We want every family to be able to make decisions that are the best for their camper, family, and community without worrying about the financial impact.

All 2021 registration fees, including the $50 deposit, are fully refundable for any reason up until the camper's check-in at camp.

This risk-free signup allows families to hold their camper's spot and make installment payments while also providing the freedom to cancel if their situation changes, including the flexibility to cancel with no penalty if a camper has potentially been exposed or tests positive for COVID-19 just before their camp session starts.

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We believe that every child should be able to come to camp, which is why we have more options than ever for paying for camp! We offer individual payment plans, camperships, our Early Payment Discount, and our Thrifty Fifty referral discount! 

Discounts  -  Thrifty Fifty  -  Volunteer Discounts  -  Camperships  -  Cancellations/Refunds

Payment Options

All registrations require a $50 deposit per camper per program. Please note: your camper is not registered if we have not received the $50 deposit. Only registered campers are guaranteed a spot in the program. Registration payments are due in full by June 1st or at the time of registration if registering after June 1st.

Payment options include check/cash, credit card, and e-check (also known as ACH or direct debit). Did you know that you can help our ministry save money by paying with check or e-check? We do not charge credit card processing fees to our participants, and those charges can add up quickly for each transaction. By choosing to pay with e-check, you get the convenience of an immediate electronic payment (like a credit card), but with much lower processing fees for Pecometh. Thank you for considering payment via e-check!

Manage Your Own Payments

When you register online you automatically create an account that you can access at anytime to make online payments. That puts you in control of when and how you pay for camp with a balance payoff date of June 1.

At the time of registration, you can also choose to set up a payment plan with automatic payment dates. Contact Julie Lutz here or at 410-556-6900 x128 for more information about payment plans and payoff dates.

Discounted Camper Fees

We understand money is tight, but if you’d like to save a bit, we can help! Everyone loves a discount!

New in 2021: Sibling Discount! Families registering more than one camper are eligible for a 10% discount on program fees for the second and all subsequent campers. This discount will be automatically applied when campers are registered at the same time. 

Some discounts are available to certain eligible camper families. You may only apply one discount code per camper at the time of registration. Contact the camp office for more information or if your camper qualifies for more than one discount. Please note: if upon review you are not eligible to use the code, we will contact you with an updated invoice reflecting your adjusted balance.

  • Day Campers registering for four or more weeks of camp are eligible for a 10% discount on day camp program fees. Use code DAYCAMP10
  • Mini Campers registering for back-to-back Mini Camp sessions C & D from July 25-30 are eligible for a discount on program fees. Use code B2BMINI
 
Thrifty Fifty - a referral bonus!

Help us to register your friends as first-time campers and we’ll help you AND your friend. Here’s how it works:

  • Have your friend (not family) who is a first-time camper register for camp. Make sure they they list your name for the question "Were you referred by a returning camper?" on the Camper Information Form. You'll each get a $50 discount when we confirm that you are both registered.
  • We’ll apply a $50 credit toward the cost of camp for each first-time camper friend you bring.
  • You are eligible for Thrifty Fifty credits up to the total cost of your camper family balance.

This is a WIN-WIN-WIN: Your friend wins, you win, and Pecometh wins, too!

Volunteer Discount (Healthcare and Pastoral Care)


Skilled volunteers are a vital part of the success of camp each summer. In exchange for one week of service, we provide room, board, and a camp scholarship equal to the cost of a week of Riverside camp. The scholarship may be applied to program fees for the camper(s) of the volunteer's choosing. Many people volunteer on behalf of their child, grandchild, church or community member.

Our camp healthcare staff includes a volunteer, licensed (RN, APRN, or physician) professional who provides medical care, administers medications, and fulfills the standing orders of our camp physician. Candidates must provide a background check clearance, be licensed to work in the state of Maryland (or have a compact license), and experience working with children and youth is strongly preferred.

Our camp staff includes a weekly volunteer who serves as a Spiritual Life Coordinator (SLC). This person is typically a pastor or youth pastor who leads camper Bible Studies, evening vespers, Galilean, and closing worship services, and provides pastoral care and guidance throughout the week. Candidates must provide a background check clearance, evidence of relevant past experience, and experience working with children and youth is strongly preferred.

For more information about volunteering, please contact Camp Programs Coordinator, Megan Sweeney.

Camperships

Camperships are our version of scholarships. They are available for campers who need financial support to attend camp. We typically provide a $150 camperships for our week-long, overnight programs and $50 for mini-camp. 

If you would like more information, please email Registrar Julie Lutz or call 410-556-6900 x128. If you would like to complete a Campership Application, download the form and upload it to your online account when completed, or mail it in with your paper registration.  

We also encourage you to check with your church or community organization. Most are very willing to help send a child to camp!

Cancellation and Refunds

Life can be hectic, and we all know plans can change at the last minute! Please understand that when you cancel a registration, we have already done administrative work, hired staff, purchased supplies, paid for insurance, updated facilities and more based on our registration numbers. With that in mind, we hope to be fair to our families and to be good stewards of our ministry with our cancellation policies.

In response to the unique circumstances of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have updated our 2021 cancellation and refund policies as follows:

2021 Cancellation Policies:

  • All 2021 registration fees, including the $50 deposit, are fully refundable for any reason up until the camper's check-in at camp.
  • Campers leaving the program for any reason after it begins will still be responsible for the full program balance and will not be eligible for any refund.
  • Registration payments are due in full by June 1st or at the time of registration if registering after June 1st, unless an alternate payment plan has been confirmed with the Registrar.

Our usual Cancellation and Refund Policies do not apply to the 2021 season:

  • Cancellations prior to June 1st may receive a refund of payments made, minus the deposit, ONLY if we are able to fill their space. Refunds will be made after the camper's spot is filled.
  • No refunds will be made after June 1 for any cancellations. Campers leaving the program for any reason after it begins will still be responsible for the full program balance and will not be eligible for any refund.
    • Exception: If a program is canceled due to lack of participation, and another suitable program is not available, Pecometh will refund all monies paid, including deposit.

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