Welcome to Camp!

Here are a few of the often asked questions about registering for Camp. Our goal is to make sure your child has a great experience. Please contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

foxHow to Register

  • Register online > Online registration lets you register, pay, and receive confirmation and permission forms all at once!
    Questions? Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 24.

Participation in KNC programs is open to everyone. KNC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation.


Please download and fill out the camper information form and optional financial assistance form.

Camper Information Form – Online

Unimmunized Child & Refusal of Treatment Waiver

Financial Assistance Form

Please upload completed financial assistance and immunization documents here >

Questions? Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 24.

Registration Discounts

  • KNC Member Discount: Become a member and get the best value when signing up for camp. Your family membership includes discounted camp rates and free admission to the KNC all year long! Just fill out the membership section on the camp registration form, and then apply the membership discount to all of your children’s camps. Learn more about Membership here >
  • Early ONLINE Registration: Register by April 15 and receive $20 off your order using the code EarlyBird at checkout.
  • Financial Assistance: KNC Camp is a place for every child to explore and grow. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill out the Financial Assistance Form

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We are grateful for all families and children getting outdoors, learning and exploring nature with KNC Camp.  We understand life can hold unexpected changes.  In hopes of offering quality programs with sustainable support, the following policy will guide KNC’s Camp refund practices.   

Please notify us as soon as possible if you decide to cancel your camper’s enrollment in any session so we can open the spot to waiting campers. Please send in writing (email or mail) your name, the camper’s name and the session you are cancelling.  

Registrant Cancellations  

  • Registrants who cancel more than 30 days before their camp session start date will receive a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee.   
  • Registrants who cancel 14 to 29 days before their camp session start date will receive a 50% refund, minus a $50 processing fee.   
  • Registrants who cancel within two weeks of their session start date will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  
  • Cancellations due to camper illness, injury or other emergency, provided the camper is unable to attend an alternate session, will require a physician’s written verification before a refund, minus a $50 processing fee, will be issued.  
  • Cancellations due to personal reasons will not be refunded.  
  • Session fees will not be refunded if a camper is sent home due to behavioral or health issues.  

Switching Sessions  

  • Prior to session registration closing, there is no fee for switching to another available camp session of the same price.  
  • If the new session price is higher, the registrant will pay the difference.  If the new session price is lower, the difference will be refunded.  
  • Requests to switch sessions after registration has closed will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are subject to session availability.  

KNC Camp Cancellations  

  • If KNC cancels one or more camp sessions due to Covid-19 or other circumstances beyond our control, provided the camper is unable to attend an alternate session, all fees will be refunded (or prorated if a camp session was in process).   
  • In the event of inclement weather, KNC will provide prorated credits only if there are 2 or more camp days cancelled due to weather. Cancellations made after 12:30pm will not count towards the 2 day minimum. No credits will be otherwise provided due to weather cancellations.  
  • All refunds will be issued in the same manner as payment.  If the payment was made in cash, then a check will be issued.  

We are so grateful for our camp families. Thank you for your trust and support! 


Ride the Bus to Camp!

Save fuel by riding the KNC Camp Bus! Pick the stop that works best for you and register your child(ren) for the KNC Camp Bus along with their Camp session. The fee is $15 each way, per session. We offer convenient stops throughout Kalamazoo and Portage, both to and from camp, Monday through Friday, as referenced in the schedule below. 

  • Buses only run to and from KNC from the scheduled stops and at the scheduled times. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early at your stop. 
  • If you would like your child to walk home from camp or a bus stop, enter “W” in the appropriate space (bus code) on the registration form.
  • Buses will not leave campers unsupervised at bus stops, unless you have indicated on the registration form that they will walk home. If no one is at the stop to meet non-walkers, campers will be returned to the KNC Camp Barn, where an authorized person will need to pick them up. 

Bus Schedule (Monday through Friday)  

Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to your stop. MORNING BUSES WILL LEAVE THE STOP AT THE TIMES BELOW. Afternoon buses arrive at the times below, will wait 5 minutes, then depart.  

Bus Stop  Leaves  Returns 
West Main Street: Maple Hill Mall (Parking lot in front of Burlington, 5022 West Main Street, Kalamazoo) 7:40 am  4:20 pm 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Rear parking lot, 1747 W Milham Ave, Portage)   7:55 am  4:05 pm 
Parkwood-Upjohn School (Park Street side, near parking lot, 2321 S Park St, Kalamazoo)  8:10 am   3:50 pm 
Bronson Park (St. John’s Place, next to First Presbyterian Church steps on South Street, 200 S Rose St, Kalamazoo)  8:20 am  3:40 pm 
Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association (front parking lot, 1301 E Main St, Kalamazoo)  8:30 am  3:30 pm 
Lincoln Elementary (by front parking lot, 912 N Burdick St, Kalamazoo)  8:40 am  3:20 pm 
Interfaith Homes (By the sign outside of the main driveway, 1037 Interfaith Blvd, Kalamazoo)     8:50 am  3:10 pm 


Need After Care?

If you would like to pick up your child(ren) later than Camp’s 3pm end time, you can do so with KNC’s Camp After Care Program. After Care runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm for $20 per week. You can register your child(ren) for After Care along with their Camp session. Please note that campers picked up after 3:00 pm will be automatically charged the After Care fee of $20.