application process

Coniston is one of the very few camps in the US that fills up quickly every year. This is due to the many campers who return to Coniston, summer after summer. We recommend you apply as early as possible.

Simply use the online application link below to start the process.

Before applying, we recommend you read the Parent Handbook completely.

Please contact our registrar at office@coniston.org if you have any questions!

A deposit of $300 per camper, per session is due to complete the application process. Applications will be processed in date-received order by application date once your deposit is received. Deposits must be received within 5 business days to hold your date of application. After 5 days applications will be processed based on when your deposit is received.


Note: Your deposit will not be processed until your child’s application is processed by our Registrar.


Horseback program fees (two-week sessions only) are due in full upon initial application, in addition to the per-session deposit.

  • Payments must be made in US Dollars
  • Deposit & Horseback Riding Fee are due upon registration.
  • 50% of balance is due on February 1st. An invoice will be emailed to you in January.
  • Remaining balance is due on April 1st. Accounts unpaid on April 1st will be assessed a $50 late fee and will be subject to cancellation.
  • Dropping from two sessions to one will forfeit the $300 deposit for that session. Please keep this in mind when applying.
  • Returned checks are charged a $25 fee.
  • Financial Assistance is available. For more information contact Lorraine Newcomb, registrar, office@coniston.org.

Wait Lists are active and utilized into June every summer. To sign up, fill out an application online, mail in your deposit, and indicate your preferred session(s). Our Registrar will call to verify your interest when a spot opens. Your deposit will not be processed until that time. In the event you do not get into Camp your check will be returned to you.


Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone, without regard to gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, handicap or national origin as outlined in the Coniston Experience.


In the event of policy or procedure changes you will be notified by email.


Additional information can be found on the waitlist policies page.

Beginning July 1st, returning campers (from the previous summer) and their siblings are registered as space allows, upon receipt of their application. While we cannot guarantee your registration to Camp, you should get your application in as early as you can – this will definitely increase your chance of being accepted.

Also beginning July 1st, One-Week Camp, Adventure Camp, and Service Trip campers are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

On October 16th, all Wait-List campers (from the previous summer) that have remained active on the wait list and have reapplied will be admitted as space allows. You are encouraged to submit an application quickly after July 1st, as we register new campers in date-received order.

On October 17th, new campers that have applied will be admitted as space allows. You are encouraged to submit an application quickly after July 1st, as we register new campers in date-received order.

Please note that all registrations are space-permitted, and first-come, first-served – applications are processed in date-received order. By applying, you are not guaranteed acceptance to Camp; however we encourage all campers to get their applications in early, to increase your chances for acceptance. The sooner we receive your application, the better your chances are.

We highly encourage people to apply online, even once Camp is full. Our waitlists are very active – in the past few years we have typically registered 100 campers from the waitlist each season, most during the spring months.
  • Cancellations made before October 15th forfeit 1/2 of their deposit for the session cancelled.

  • Cancellations made after October 15th forfeit the entire deposit for the session cancelled. (this included dropping from two-sessions to one).

  • Cancellations made after February 1st forfeit all monies paid. Refunds are only considered if you have medical documentation.

  • Cancellations for documented medical reasons within two weeks of camp will be given a refund minus the deposit, as long as the spot is filled. No refunds are given for medical reasons once a camper has checked into camp for their session.

IF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PURPOSES, PLEASE CONTACT THE NH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AT: 1-603-271-2767, DIAL “0”, ASK FOR AN INTERPRETER.

SI ASISTENCIA DE LENGUAJE ES NECESARIO PARA CIVILES DERECHOS PROPÓSITOS, POR FAVOR CONTACTO CON LA COMISIÓN NH LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS A: 1-603-271-2767, MARCAR “0”, PEDIR UNA INTERPRETER.

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CONTACT US
Emailoffice@coniston.org
Phone603-863-1160
Fax603-863-1620
Directions
Mailing & Shipping Address
YMCA Camp Coniston
(Camper's Name and Cabin Number)
PO Box 185 (for USPS)
24 Coniston Road (for FedEx or UPS)
Grantham, NH 03753
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