2020 Camp Dates and Rates

Registration for Summer 2020 opens January 1, 2020!


Summer Camp DROP OFF TIME is 2pm on SUNDAYS

Summer Camp PICK UP TIME is at 11am on SATURDAYS

Wombat Camp - Ages 9 to 14

Session 1: June 28 - July 11 (2 weeks)

Session 2: July 12 - July 18 (1 week)

Session 3:  July 19 -  July 25 (1 week)

Session 4:  July 26 - August 8 (2 weeks)

Campers coming for multiple sessions have the option to be picked-up on Saturday and dropped off again on Sunday, or they can spend the Saturday night in-between sessions at camp during Changeover.  Changeover at camp costs an additional $125 and must be noted at registration.  

Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15 to 17

Session 1
Advanced Backpacking:
June 28 - July 11 (2 weeks)
Session 2 
Beginner Backpacking:
July 12 - July 25 (2 weeks)
Campers coming for both TLC sessions have the option to be picked-up on July 11th and dropped off again on July 12th, or they can spend that night at camp during Changeover.  Changeover at camp costs an additional $125 and must be noted at registration.  For more information and TLC Session Descriptions check out our Teen Leadership Camp page.


We try to keep our costs as low as possible. These rates cover the costs of all housing, programming (including one 3-day/overnight backpacking trip per week) and delicious, healthy vegetarian meals both at camp and on trail. 

Wombat Camp - ages 9 to 14

1 week $900
2 weeks $1700
3 weeks $2400


Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) - ages 15 to 17

2 weeks $1700

Camperships - We will begin accepting requests January 1, 2020

We don't want cost to ever be a deterrent for sending your child to Camp Woolman! Families that use EBT or free lunches automatically qualify for full camperhips. Otherwise we use these criteria based on your 2019 annual income. To receive a campership you must send documentation of qualifying for EBT or free lunches, or your 2019 1040 tax form. If you have any questions or difficulty retrieving these documents please let us know, we try to make this process as simple as we can!

# of people in Household

Full Tuition covered

75% of Tuition covered

50% of Tuition covered

25% of Tuition covered

10% of Tuition covered 


Household Income: $25,678

Household Income: $38,516

Household Income: $51,355

Household Income: $64,194

Household Income: $77,033































Camperships are awarded on a first come first serve basis. To apply please email us at

Deposit, Fees, & Payment Plans

Fees include the full camp program, lodging and food. All fee balances must be paid two weeks before the Session begins. After registration you may pay the tuition in full or you may enroll in a four, six, or seven week payment plan. A deposit of $200 per session is required upon registration (this deposit counts toward your tuition, it's not a separate fee).

Refund Policy

As we are a small camp and a small community, we rely carefully on the budget that our tuition provides us. While deposits are always non-refundable, tuition fees paid are refundable in the event that we are able to fill your camper's spot. We will do our best in all cases to find new campers, but regrettably cannot guarantee that we will in all cases. Additionally, we will not offer a refund of any amount if your camper drops a spot within 7 calendar days of a session. 

Pick-Up and Drop Off Times

Please arrive between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the first day of camp. If you arrive earlier than 2:00 pm, there are many things to see and do in Grass Valley and Nevada City, but camp will not be open for registration until 2:00 pm. If you are delayed, please call us to let us know if you may arrive later than 4:00pm.

Please plan to pick up your child by 11am . We encourage you to come as early as 9am to join us for morning songs on the last day of camp, always a very beautiful and fun time.

Shuttle Service

A Bay-Area shuttle is provided at the beginning and end of every session.

Discounts Available

  • Register by Valentines Day to show your camp love and get a $50 discount per child.
  • Returning Campers: bring a friend who hasn't been to camp before, and get $50 off both of your tuitions! Just let us know by emailing

    after both of you have paid the deposit and we will send you both a promo code before you pay tuition.

  • Families registering more than one camper get $50 off per child.

Work Trades

Work trades are a fun way to make camp more affordable. In exchange for a week of helping with the work of camp, you will receive room and board and $350 toward one child's tuition at camp. The work is approximately 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Work trades are most essential in the kitchen, helping cook meals, but could potentially be or include maintenance or leading activities in an area of your expertise. While not working, enjoy reading, playing music, and walking to the river (a 3 mile hike from our campus). Please contact us at

if you are interested in doing a work-trade this summer. It is possible to bring children too young to attend camp with you, if you are doing a work-trade! You can fill out our Kitchen Volunteer Application, or for more information email


Check out our Financial Aid page for more information on camperships. We do everything we can to make camp possible for all, regardless of financial limitations. If your child wants to attend camp and you are unable to afford the full price of tuition, please contact us and we will work with you to make sure they can come. Please email

and we will be happy to work with you! The deadline for financial aid requests is May 1. Requests made after this deadline will still be considered if funds are available.