Registering for Camp

Creek WalkThere are three ways you can register for camp:

Register Online!

The quickest and easiest way to sign up for camp is to Register Online.  Just follow the link to the registration website and follow the directions. Online registration requires online payment.

Register by Mail or Email

Complete BOTH sides of the Camp Registration Form thoroughly in DARK INK. Print or type one form per camper.

Mail to ISC DuBois Center with a minimum, non-refundable deposit of $50 per camper. You may also scan and email forms to: register@DuBoisCenter.org and then call the Registrar at 618.357.1809 with credit card information. For Just You & Me only one form per pair is needed.

Reserve a Space by Phone

Call the Registrar at 618.357.1809 and use a credit card to make a minimum, non-refundable deposit of $50 per camper. You must still complete the Camp Registration Form and submit it to the Registrar postmarked within one week of reserving.

Things to Consider as you Register

Cabin Buddies

TWO campers may request to bunk together. However, they must be within one year of age AND both request each other on their Camp Registration Forms. All written requests are considered, but not guaranteed.

It’s fun to share a week of camp with old friends, and it may be easier for first-time campers to come with a buddy. Campers are encouraged to recruit their friends (and receive a discount for their efforts). However, if numerous friends are recruited, not all can be in the same cabin.

We avoid putting more than two friends together because it can be overwhelming for the rest of the cabin, especially for those who come without a buddy. We also avoid putting siblings together, allowing each to have their own unique camp experience.

Camp provides great opportunities to make new friends and build new relationships. It is our responsibility to assign campers in the way we feel is in the best interest of the whole camp family.

Health or Dietary Issues

If your camper has significant health or dietary issues, contact the Camp/Program Office at 618.787.2202 before registering AND describe the issues on the registration form. We partner with parents to accommodate special needs whenever possible.

Discounts, Scholarships and Assistance

Early Bird Discounts

Register early to Save $30 on full-week sessions and Save $15 on part-week sessions. Non-refundable deposit and Registration must be mailed (postmarked) or submitted online by Wednesday, April 1.

Family Savings!

When two or more children from the same immediate family attend summer camp at DuBois Center, take $25 off each child’s camp fee!

Invite Your Friends

Invite friends who are new to DuBois Center or have not attended since 2017 and SAVE! When they register, you receive $30 off your camp fee for each of the friends you invited who attends a full-week camp and $15 off for each one who attends a part-week camp. More friends, more savings!

UCC Church Scholarships!

Many United Church of Christ congregations in the Illinois South Conference offer to pay a portion of the camp fee for their members.  Check with your church!

Financial Assistance

There are several financial assistance options available. First, we recommend checking with your church. Many UCC congregations pay a portion of the camp fee for their members.

If church assistance is not available, or more support is needed, call DuBois Center Registration at 618.357.1809 to receive a financial assistance application. Assistance is available for families receiving state assistance (SNAP, TANF, medical services or other DCFS benefits), as well as others with significant financial needs.

Registration Confirmations

We will email your confirmation within 10 days of receiving your registration and payment.

Payment Plan

If you register online, it’s easy to make payments to your account at your convenience. If you register by mail and would like to set up a payment plan, contact the Registrar at 618.357.1809 for assistance.

Cancellations

The $50 deposit is non-refundable.

If a registration is cancelled at least 30 days in advance of the start of the camp session, the full camp fee (minus the $50 deposit) will be refunded.  When notification is received between 14 and 29 days, up to 75% of the total camp fee will be refunded. When less than 14 days’ notice is received, no refund is given.

In cases of sudden illness, accident or emergency, we can transfer your registration to another session if space is available. If all sessions are full, then a full refund is given.