2023 Summer Camp Registration Lottery

The lottery has closed. We will be contacting families within the next few weeks with awarded sessions.

Due to the strong demand for CREA Camp and our limited enrollment capacity, we have moved registration for our 2023 camp sessions to an online lottery system. This new system will eliminate the rush to register, and will allow more families to access our summer camp offerings. You’ll find all of the details below.

We are also limiting enrollment to a max of 2 weeks per camper for the 2023 season. This step will help us fulfill our mission of connecting more people in our community to nature. We realize that families might be disappointed to be limited to 2 weeks of camp this summer. Please know that we are working on expansion plans for our 2024 summer camp!


How will I enter my campers in the lottery?

A link to the lottery registration will be posted on our website and in the CREA E-Newsletter. Families will complete one lottery form for all their children, listing desired weeks for each camper.

The lottery has closed. We will be contacting families within the next few weeks with awarded sessions.

When will the lottery open?

The 2023 CREA Camp registration will be open from Monday, January 9th through Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00pm. You can register at any time during that period and all registrations will have equal access to the lottery.

Camper slots will be allocated between January 23 – 30th, 2023 

How will I know if my camper got the weeks we wanted?

Registration communication begins on Wednesday – February 1st, 2023. We will contact all families within the first week of February to let you know if you were awarded your first 2 choices (2 weeks max/camper). If your first choice of weeks are filled, you will be added to the waiting list for these weeks and we will assign your camper(s) to their other choices. 

Do I have to pay a fee to enter the lottery?

Yes, for each family submission (up to 3 campers) we have a non-refundable processing fee of $10.This is the only payment needed to enter the lottery.

When do I pay for my camp weeks?

We will contact you the week of February 1st to let you know which week(s) have been allocated to your camper(s). If these weeks still work for your schedule you will confirm this with our Camp Director via email and will then receive an online form to complete your registration and payment. You will have 72 hours to complete these forms. 

What is the tuition cost for CREA Camp? 

For 2023, CREA Camp remains at $305/session. CREA Family Members ($60+) will receive a $20 discount per session of camp for each child attending ($285/session). If you have 2 children each attending 2 weeks of camp, all 4 weeks of camp would be at the Member discounted rate of $285. 

What will I need to note on the lottery form?

Below is an example of the information you will need to complete the lottery form. You will be able to list up to 3 campers on one form, and for applicants to our CIT program.