With the Thanksgiving holiday shortly upon us many of us are likely preoccupied with travel plans, menus, house cleaning, food shopping, and other arrangements on the to-do list. And this on top of shuttling children, work schedules, and other day-to-day matters!
Phew, how do we do it all?
That’s why I want to take a moment to remind you all of the Early Bird Registration deadline (and substantial discount) that ends at midnight on December 1, 2014.
After this date/time enrollment at camp goes up to its full price, so if you’re sure you’re registering a daughter or granddaughter, you’ll want to do it by the deadline in order to ensure a spot and get the discount rate.
Because this is such a great opportunity I want to be clear about the specifics of how the Early Bird pricing ends December 1 at 11:59 p.m. To translate, this means that if you stay up til 11:59pm on Monday, December 1, you can still get early bird, but once the clock turns to midnight and it’s December 2, the rate no longer applies! (If you’re still on the fence, you may want to plug in some alerts on your phone right now to remind you to register by the deadline.)
Or just register today and beat the crowd!
Registration is now quite tight — 1st term is full (with a decent waiting list) but a few spaces remain in 2nd term, so if you’re thinking about 2nd term it’s a good idea to register now.
Mini Camp does not actually have an Early Bird reduced rate, but it is still filling up fast so the earlier you register, the better your chances of securing a spot for your Mini Camper.
The additional pay-in-full discount
Now, not to confuse you, but there is one other discount — the pay-in full discount. Let me explain.
All registrants (including Mini Campers) who pay in full at the time of registration are eligible to receive either an extra 5% discount (term-camp) or a one-time 5% discount (Mini Camp). But in order to do this, before registering, please contact us by e-mail to receive the discount.
I want to clarify something because there has seemed to be some confusion. The only time we offer this additional 5% discount (or the one-time Mini Camp discount) is when registrants pay in full at the time of registration. This could be on the last day of camp in advance for the next year, it could be on September 18th or October 21st, it could be on December 1st and if we still have spots it could be on March 3rd (arbitrary dates, all). The discount is given for paying in-full at the time of registration, not for paying by December 1.
So, if for any reason you’ve thought that you should pay in full before December 1, in order to get an extra discount, that’s not actually this program. Perhaps some have confused the “pay in full” discount with the Early Bird discount. That’s understandable since we have many incentives and it might be a lot to take in! Sorry about that! 🙂
As to the remainder of one’s bill, all balances are due June 1, 2015 and there is no special discount for paying your balance before December 1st (unless you’re paying IN FULL at the time of registration).
Whatever choice you make, do keep in mind that we are almost completely full and so time really is a-tickin’ to get a place at camp. I’d encourage you to really act now if you want one of our few remaining spots for 2nd term and Mini Camp.
— Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, Assistant Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls