August Camp Application opens January 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce that plans for the new August Camp online registration process are moving along well, and that we will be opening online registration on our AC website on January 2, 2019

To ensure fairness and equal opportunity to all, the application window will begin on Wednesday, January 2 and last through Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  All applications received within that time period will enjoy an equal chance of attending Camp during the requested week(s).  Applications received after January 16 will be processed provided space is still available 

Applicants will be notified by January 21, 2019, if they have been accepted for their requested week(s), and will then be provided with information on how to make payment to reserve their space. They will also receive information on the other forms that they will need to submit (transportation, medical, hike release) to complete the registration process.

Keep in mind each member of your group needs to fill out a separate form. You will have space to list who you are attending with and requested tent-mate.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the On-Line Application and/or payment process, email the Registrar Lois Rothenberger at [email protected] or call 215-661-1073.

August Camp 2019 – Mount Rainier (Packwood, WA)

Week 1: July 13 - July 20
Week 2: July 20- July 27 
Week 3: July 27- August 3 
Week 4: August 3- August 10

Cost per week:

$975 for AMC members

$1150 for non-members

August Camp filled for all four weeks by mid-January last year and we expect demand to be strong this year as well, so get your application in early!

Cancellation Policy

AMC August Camp's - Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be mailed or e-mailed to the Registrar – phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Prior to March 1, 2019, all but $50 per person will be refunded.

Between March 1 and May 1, 2019, all but $300 per person will be refunded.

After May 1, 2019, but at least 31 days prior to the first Saturday for which a person is registered, 50% of payment in excess of $300 per person will be refunded.

No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 30 days of the first Saturday for which a person is registered.

Cancellations must be e-mailed to [email protected].

August Camp has never been canceled due to events such as fires, flood or earthquakes. However, due to the recent tragic wildfires out west, the August Camp Committee has been prompted to think about how such natural disasters could affect August Camp. In the event of Camp cancellation or interruption due to some such unforeseeable event, August Camp would return all or part of the camp registration fees to affected campers, with the amount depending on the timing of such interruption or cancellation. Camper expenses outside the registration fees, such as airline tickets and related travel expenses, are not the responsibility of August Camp. August Camp strongly recommends that Campers purchase travel insurance to cover expenses in the case of personal cancellation and also in the case of camp cancellation. If you choose to purchase such insurance, verify with your insurer that it covers cancellation for any reason, including natural disasters.

Trip Insurance

We encourage you to buy Trip Cancellation Insurance

Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation policy for medical issues and other personal emergencies that may arise, so we strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect yourself in case such a situation occurs

Travel Insurance Select is one company with whom the AMC has worked. Participants can purchase insurance online from Travel Insurance Select or call Travel Insurance Select's customer service number, 800-937-1387.