Finances

Frequently Asked Financial Questions


What is the tuition for Camp Pemi?

Please see our Dates & Rates page for this season’s information.

When is tuition due and how do I pay my bill?

Payments may be made by eCheck, paper check, or debit/credit card. Not including the initial deposit, credit card payments will incur a 3% credit card surcharge. Check, eCheck, and debit card do not incur a fee.

If you select/ed one of the following “Installment” payment plans in your Camper Application, Pemi will send reminders of pending charges 5 days before automatically charging the designated eCheck account or credit/debit card on file on the following dates:

    • 2-installment option: Pemi will automatically charge your account on February 15 for the first half of the total balance due, and on May 15th for the remaining balance.
    • Monthly installment option: Pemi will automatically charge your account in equal installments on February 15th, March 15th, April 15th, and May 15th.

OR, if you select/ed “Invoice Me” in your Camper Application instead of one of the above installment plans, you will receive an invoice on February 1 for the first half of your total balance (due February by 15), and on April 15th for the remaining balance (due by May 1). You may:

    • Pay your bill online by eCheck or credit/debit card: log in to your Pemi online account and go to “Financial Management.” Add an eCheck or credit/debit card account, then click the “Make Payment” button to proceed.
    • Pay your bill by paper check: mail paper checks to Camp Pemigewassett | 55 Smith Bridge Rd | Plymouth, NH 03264.
    • Note to parents of returning campers: if you have Camp Pemi already set up as a payee through your bank’s online bill pay, please make sure the payee address in your bill pay matches the check mailing address above.

A deposit to your son’s Camper Expense Account (CEA) is also due no later than May 1, to cover personal charges that may not apply to other campers (such as camp store purchases or shipping luggage home). Guidance on how to estimate and make your son’s CEA deposit is just below.

What is the Camper Expense Account (CEA)?

Your son’s Camper Expense Account (CEA) covers personal expenses that may not apply to other campers (such as purchases from the camp store, or shipping luggage home). After your son’s session ends, any balance greater than $10 will be refunded to you. If there is a balance due of more than $10, we will issue an invoice for payment.

We ask that you make sure to deposit funds into your son’s CEA before May 1. To add funds to your son’s personal expense account:

  • Add a CEA increment as an “Additional Option” in your camper’s Application, or later when filling out the Additional Options Form. The amount will be added to your total account balance.
  • Or, log in to your Pemi online account. First, go to the “Financial Management” section and add an eCheck account or credit/debit card. Then, go to the “View & Fund Camper Expense Account (CEA)” section to add funds to the CEA.

We recommend the following CEA amounts, based on length of session and age:

3.5-week session:

  • age 8-12: $75–$100
  • age 13-15: $100–$150

7-week session:

  • age 8-12: $100–$150
  • age 13-15: $150–$200

Other Fees and Additional Options:

  • Travel Chaperone Fees

    • One-way, Manchester Airport: $50.00 (per family)
    • One-way, Boston Logan Airport: $150.00 (per family)
    • One-way Chartered Bus, NY/Stamford (available only on opening and closing days, not mid-season): $150.00 (per camper)
  • Rental Linens (for international campers only)
    • Full Session: $110.00
    • Session One / Session Two: $55.00

Pemi West participants do not need a CEA, but we recommend pocket money for personal sundries when in transit and will provide details in our spring communications.

How can I check my balance?

Log in to your online Pemi account and click on “Financial Management.” Click on the button at bottom to “View Statement.” Here’s a visual.

May I pay tuition using my credit card?

The initial deposit at time of application must be paid by credit card, and will not incur a fee. After and not including the initial deposit, a 3% credit card surcharge will be applied to any further payments made by credit card. Check, e-check, and debit card payments do not incur a surcharge.

What is eCheck?

Also known as ACH payments, eChecks securely and directly submit payment from bank to bank. The option is built into your Pemi online account, and easy-to-follow directions will walk you through the one-time set-up. The transaction will be performed via a secure link to the bank’s site, and will incorporate all the security normally associated with banking services. Paying your son’s tuition by eCheck (instead of mailing a paper check to our mailbox) shortens processing time significantly. Alternatively, paper checks can be mailed to the address shown above.

Does Pemi offer discounts and/or financial aid?

Yes! To learn more about discounts and/or download our Financial Aid form, please visit our Dates and Rates page.

Should my son bring cash with him?

Campers do not need cash, nor do we want campers to keep money in the cabin. If boys are traveling solo to/from camp and want to have money on hand, we will collect it upon arrival to store safely in the office and return it before departure.

Can we give our son’s counselor a tip at the end of the season?

That’s a nice thought, but tipping of counselors (including gift cards) is not done at Pemigewassett. The best way to express your appreciation for a counselor’s care and hard work is a friendly conversation and a warm handshake, or to consider a donation to the scholarship fund in his honor. We’d be happy to give you information on this.