early registration discounts

Early Registration runs through October 31. Early Registration discounts are: 

  • $150 for Mini Session, Weeks 3-4, and Two Weeks Second Session
  • $200 for First Session, Second Session and Five Weeks
  • $300 for Full Season

2024 dates & tuition


For more information about 2024 waitlists, please contact us or fill out our Inquiry Form here.

Traditional Sessions

Full Season, 7 weeks 
June 17 – Saturday, August 3

First Session, 4 weeks
Monday, June 17 – Saturday, July 13

Second Session, 3 weeks 
Monday, July 15 – Saturday, August 3

Two Week Sessions

Mini Session
Monday, June 17 – Saturday, June 29

Two-Weeks Second Session 
Monday, July 15 – Saturday, July 27

Weeks 3-4 
Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 13

Special Sessions

Mini Mini Session 
Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31

LIT–Leader-in-Training Program
For rising 11th graders, returning campers only
June 17 – July 13 or June 17 – August 3
Contact us for details

Taproots Summer Session 
In conjunction with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint and Brilliant Detroit.
Tuesday, August 6 – Friday, August 9

65th Anniversary Alumni Reunion 
Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18. TBD


Tuition includes weekly laundry service (for 3-week or longer campers) and out-of-camp trips. Transportation and Horseback Riding are additional costs.

  • The deposit for all sessions is $1,500, including a non-refundable $250 application fee. 
  • Cancellation fees take effect after October 31 and increase steadily through March 31.
  • Tuition payments-in-full are due April 1
  • Families that cancel a session after April 1 are still obligated for the entirety of the tuition for the original registered session, whether it has been paid-in-full or not. 
  • We cannot make exceptions to our cancellation policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Walden offers program insurance through CampMinder’s partnership with Trip Mate. Please consider protecting your investment by purchasing either the Standard or Enhanced Plan when completing the camper application. The former costs five percent of your tuition fee and reimburses up to 100 percent of non-refundable camp fees for covered events, such as illiness, injury and job loss. The latter costs seven-and-a-half percent of your tuition fee and includes Cancel for Any Reason coverage. This feature reimburses you 75 percent of the non-refundable tuition owed to camp if you should cancel your camper’s session for any reason.

cancellation policy

  • No cancellation penalties through January 15. 
  • Cancellations between January 15-March 15 will incur a $700 cancellation fee
  • Cancellations between March 15-May 15 will forfeit the entire $1,400 deposit
  • Families that cancel enrollments after May 15 are obligated for the entirety of the tuition(s) for the session(s) registered.
  • Walden offers program insurance through CampMinder’s partnership with Tripmate. Please protect your investment by purchasing either the Standard Plan, which costs 5% of your tuition fees, or the Enhanced Plan, which costs 7.5% of tuition costs and includes a “Cancel For Any Reason” stipulation. We cannot make exceptions to our cancellation policy!

diversity, equity, inclusion

Walden understands that a relevant camp community requires the harmonies of many voices—not only those that inspire, but also those that instruct and challenge. We strive to be a camp where diversity is celebrated and supported, and where each camper and staff member is provided the resources and opportunities to succeed. Our mission of teaching empathy and respect is incomplete if it only serves those who think and look like we do. We believe that our camp can be anyone’s camp, and that our greatest strength lies therein.

Walden is an Equal Opportunity Employer that hires qualified staff regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.