How to Register for NBTSC
2017 registration is open!
- Oregon Session 1 is full, but the waiting list is short and based on our experience, we’re guessing that a few more people can still probably register and get in.
- Oregon Session 2 and Vermont have plenty of space.
- Alas, we have canceled Joshua Tree for 2017 – too few registrations. Although November is still a long way out, our experience based on past years (and current registrations) is that we’d be highly unlikely to break even.
New to NBTSC?
1) Make sure you and your parents read everything listed here.
2) Click here to create a new account and register. Welcome to the NBTSC family!
You’ll find a few notes regarding registration at the bottom of this page.
Already been to NBTSC?
1) Make sure you and your parents read the key changes for this year, on our essential information page. Follow up on additional links as needed (such as which session to choose). (Each year we make changes to our written materials, and even though most of it is not new, it always helps if campers and their families re-familiarize themselves with NBTSC culture. Each year, different aspects of camp become more or less important as you yourself grow and change.)
2) Please review the fine print. Most of this will be already familiar, but we need you and your parents to look it over.
3) While there are no significant changes to this year’s refund and rebate policy, you may want to re-read it to prevent misunderstanding.
3) Click here to sign into your account and register. It’s important that you do NOT create a new account – just sign into your existing account.) Yay! Welcome back!
You’ll find a few notes and reminders regarding registration below.
notes and reminders regarding registration
Signing up as a host family
A “yes” indicates that your family is willing to have, as a houseguest, pretty much anyone from any session of camp—not just your personal friends. (Only during times that are convenient for you, of course.) Many campers travel to visit others, and this can be a great opportunity for both hosts and travelers.
Online travel directory
If you say yes to this one, we make your name, phone number, email address, and street address available on our password-protected directory so that other campers can connect with you to discuss the possibility of shared travel.
What happens after you register?
We’ll confirm your registration, and in the spring you’ll hear from us again with detailed information—the annual camper handbook (what to bring, how to prepare for camp, etc.), etc. —and will also ask you for information (health history, what workshop you want to teach, dietary restrictions, etc.).
Your email addresses are crucial.
Provide accurate email addresses—for the camper and a parent or guardian—that will be valid through the start of camp. (If your addresses change, you must log into your account and update them.) Unless you tell us that you are not able to receive information via email, this is how we will confirm your registration, remind you of deadlines, and provide updates. It is your responsibility to make sure that your email spam controls are set up to allow us to communicate with you.
Some sessions fill up rapidly. If you find yourself on the wait list, here’s what you should know:
- Most waitlisters have eventually been offered a spot in the session of their choice.
- Unless you tell us to cancel your registration (in which case we’ll destroy your check), we’ll hold onto your deposit check and then cash it only if and when a spot becomes available and you confirm that you still want to attend. We’ll destroy your check if we still have it at the start of the session and you didn’t get in.
“I had never been in such a big group of people that were so open, nonjudgmental, loving, honest, and just wonderful to be around! The energy of it all was so incredibly awesome!
It was the best experience I have ever had.”