Finances

Frequently Asked Financial Questions

How do I pay my bill?

  • The first half of tuition is due February 15, and the remaining balance of tuition is due May 1.
  • A deposit to your son’s Camper Expense Account (CEA) is also due by May 1.
  • Tuition is non-refundable after May 1, except in the case of documented illness/injury or mandatory summer school. Camp Pemigewassett expects families to be responsible for the full tuition if withdrawal is made after May 1.
  • We offer families the option to enroll in eCheck installments, with 2 to 4 installments available depending on time of enrollment. For families who enroll in an installment option, the first charge to your eCheck account will occur on February 15, and the final charge to your eCheck account will be made on May 15th. Families who enroll in eCheck installments authorize Pemi to debit their eCheck accounts on dates specified in the application. Pemi will issue invoice reminders of pending charges 5 days prior initiating a charge.
  • You may pay in full at any time.
  • Make eChecks or checks payable to: CAMP PEMIGEWASSETT
  • We do not accept credit card payments for tuition.
  • Pemi’s preferred method for parents to make payment is by eCheck. Login to your Pemi your online accou and go to “Financial Management.” Click “Add an eCheck Account.” eCheck transactions are performed via a secure link and shorten processing time significantly.
  • If I prefer to mail a paper check, where should I send it? We encourage you to use the eCheck option for greater security and efficiency in processing — but if you prefer to mail a paper check for tuition, please send it to Camp Pemi | 55 Smith Bridge Rd | Plymouth, NH 03264.
  • International families have the option to wire funds if they do not have a US bank account.
  • A note to parents of returning campers: if you have Camp Pemi set up as a payee through your online banking, we would love for you to transition to using the eCheck option in your Pemi account instead. If not, please note the new check mailing address below, and be sure to update the payee address in your bill pay.

What is the tuition for Camp Pemi and when is it due?

Please see our “Dates & Tuition” page for this season’s information.

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?

Only the deposit, which is due with submission of the application, can be paid by credit card. Pemi requires that tuition be paid by eCheck or paper check. Our preferred method is eCheck, an easy and secure option via your online Pemi account. Alternatively, paper checks can be mailed to Camp Pemi | 55 Smith Bridge Rd | Plymouth, NH 03264.

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.

If I prefer to mail a paper check, where should I send it?

We encourage you to use the eCheck option—but if you prefer to mail a paper check for tuition, please send it to Camp Pemi | 55 Smith Bridge Rd | Plymouth, NH 03264.

Does Pemi offer discounts and/or financial aid?

Pemi offers a brother discount as well as financial aid to deserving boys. To request consideration for aid, parents are asked to submit a short form and to submit their previous year’s tax return. To learn more and to download theFinancial Aid form, please see Discounts & Financial Aid.

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.

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 shipping luggage from camp to home, purchases from the camp store, renting a musical instrument, or going on a special trip, such as the Allagash canoeing trip). We ask that you make a “best guess” (see guidelines below) and deposit funds into your son’s CEA before May 1. We recommend using eCheck, an easy and secure option via your online Pemi account. Alternatively, paper checks can be mailed to Camp Pemi | 55 Smith Bridge Rd | Plymouth, NH 03264.

We settle the account after the season. If the balance in a camper’s CEA exceeds $10, a refund will be issued. If the balance has been exceeded by more than $10, an invoice is mailed.

Guidelines for deposits to your son’s CEA are based on length of session and age:

3.5-week session (plus Other Fees, below, if applicable)

  • age 8-11: $75.00-$100.00
  • age 12-15: $100.00-$175.00 (upper end if your son plans to take advantage of optional trips, AMC hut trip)

7-week session (plus Other Fees, below, if applicable)

  • age 8-12: $100.00-$150.00
  • age 13-14: $200.00-$250.00 (optional trips, AMC hut trip)
  • age 15: $200-$400 (upper end if your son plans to go on the 15’s 5-day Allagash Trip, which is ~$250)

Other Fees:

Add to the above if your son is traveling solo via plane/bus or requires rental linens:

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

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