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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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RegistrationFor questions about registration please reach out to us at summerquest@thetrustees.org

Financial Assistance The Trustees is committed to providing camp experiences for youth regardless of family income. To obtain a Financial Assistance please click here or contact the camp office.

Member Discount Crane Estate is part of The Trustees, a member-supported, nonprofit organization. Members at the Family level and above receive a generous $100 discount for each camper for each week of camp – plus admission, discounts, and other benefits for your entire family at our 120+ properties across Massachusetts.

You can purchase or renew your Membership as you register for camp.  Memberships must be valid through August 2021 to apply.

NEW Refund, Cancellation, and Session Change Policy

NEW Refund, Cancellation, and Session Change PolicyOur 2021 refund policy provides risk-free selection of all your desired camp weeks during the first three months of registrationWe ask you to commit fully by April 15 so that we can free up spots for other campers in the event that your summer plans change.  

  • January 15 – April 15: 100% refund on tuition less $35 to cover registration and credit card fees, no change fee
  • April 16 – June 1: 50% refund on tuition, $25 per week change fee 
  • After June 1: no refund or credit available, $25 per week change fee

Please note that Membership fees are not refundable at any time. 

Refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days that are not COVID related. Pro-rated refunds will be issued for days that camp is not able to open due to COVID-1regulations. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund. 

Extra CareDue to the current COVID health measures, we are not able to offer early drop off or after-care at this time.

Waiver & ReleaseYou will be asked to sign a Trustees Camps Waiver & Release while registering your camper/s. Please preview the document available at left before proceeding to registration and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Payments & DeadlinesA deposit of $100 per camp session is required at the time of registration, and full payment is due by April 15. For those seeking a payment plan, please contact the camp office directly to discuss options. All camp forms are due by June 1 and are required for camp attendance.

License and Accreditation SummerQuest at the Crane Estate complies with all regulations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Ipswich Board of Health. Parents have the right to request and review the following policies: background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures.

SummerQuest Camp Information
SummerQuest Parent Testimonials

Rory loved his 3 weeks at SummerQuest. We will definitely sign him up again for a few weeks next year. We understand this was very challenging for the staff and counselors, but they helped make for a fantastic, and almost normal experience – something that was even more needed after months of zoom school and not much of an opportunity to share time with peers and great counselors. Thank you! Thank you!

– Camp Parent

My daughter loved camp! Given the restrictions and the closure of the camp she normally attends, we had to scramble to find another open and safe option. We are Trustees members and I was so happy when I got word that some of your camps would be outside and still running. I don’t usually consider SummerQuest because we are in Salem and Ipswich feels like a trek. Realistically, the drive isn’t bad and it was always a nice relaxing way to start the morning/afternoon. My daughter, an only child, has been stuck with us since March (since the school closure) and it was starting to show how much she missed being around other kids. When we picked her up on that very first day, she couldn’t stop talking! It was as if she was lit up! As the days progressed, her enthusiasm for camp only continued. She was definitely sad to say goodbye on her final day. Thank you so much for providing a camp option this year that had safety protocols that helped us feel comfortable sending her to camp at all this year. We have seen a significant benefit to her being out of the house and with other children in such a beautiful and enriching setting. Thank you! Thank you!

– Camp Parent

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