At Camp Tall Tree, we train our staff to be comfortable with a wide range of camper communication strategies and behaviors. Some of our campers rarely or never verbalize, and we have visual supports to support those campers. Some campers struggle with friendship skills, and we help them develop more effective strategies for making and keeping friends. We also work with many campers who have never been away from home before, as well as campers who are have unexpected behaviors. We DO expect campers to be independent with toileting. We can offer verbal and visual prompts to use the bathroom, but we do NOT train our staff to help with wiping or change diapers. Campers who are routinely aggressive or engage in frequent, dangerous behavior (such as running away or eating non-food items) are not a good fit for our program. Our thorough application process collects a lot of information about your camper, so that our counselors can help him or her be successful at camp. If you have questions, we are happy to discuss your camper in more detail before you apply.

What you will need to apply

  • About 1 hour

  • Health insurance information

  • A check or Mastercard/VISA credit card

Fees & Tuition: All fees must be paid in full by July 1st, unless special arrangements have been made with a Camp Director. If you wish to withdraw before May 1st, we will refund your money minus your deposit. If you withdraw after May 1st, we will refund your money only if we can fill your camper’s spot.

Deposit: There is a $100 deposit for all applications to Camp Tall Tree. If your camper or campers are accepted this deposit will go towards your balance. If your application is not accepted or you are placed on the waiting list, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Financial Aid: We never want to deny campers access to our programs for financial reasons. We work year-round so that we can offer a number of scholarships to campers who would like to attend, but may be limited by financial constraints. If you would like to apply for a full or partial scholarship, you may do so within our online camp application by selecting "Apply for Financial Aid" at the beginning of the financial details section and answering the subsequent income verification questions. You will also be asked to submit a hard copy of the first page of your tax returns from the previous year. We award scholarships on a rolling basis as funds become available, so please submit your tax documents as soon as possible to ensure that your camper is considered for financial aid. All families will be notified of financial aid awards by April 15th.

Send a camper to camp! :Please consider donating to our scholarship program! There are many kids in need of camp, but not all families are able to afford it. If you would like to make the Camp Tall Tree experience more accessible to all campers, please fill out the appropriate section on the camp application. This is how we can all Stand Tall!