Hey Days Registration

We accept only full-time registrants. Campers are generally 18 or older, though we will consider younger applicants if accompanied by a parent, guardian, or designated responsible adult.

The full registration fee of $920 includes room, board, and tuition. Local participants staying off-site, as well as tenters, pay a reduced fee of $724, which includes all meals and tuition. A limited number of RVs are allowed at $724.

A deposit of $150 per person is due with each application. The balance is due on June 15. Any registrations after June 15 must be paid in full by cash, cashier’s check, or traveler’s check.

If the week is oversubscribed on March 24, we will hold a drawing of all registrations postmarked by March 17. We will consider registrations postmarked after March 17 in order of receipt. The postmark date of a registration is the postmark date on the mail that contains the camp deposit.

We will email notification of acceptance or waiting list status by April 2. Note: Acceptance notifications and all other correspondence and packets will be sent via the email address from your registration form, unless you specify otherwise.

Registration Form

You have three ways to submit your registration.

You may submit an online registration form. Remember that you still need to mail your check to the above address.

You may use the registration form on our brochure (it will be mailed in early February).

Or, if you don't have access to our printed brochure, you may print a registration form PDF to fill out.

Mail completed applications, and a check made out to BACDS, to:

BACDS Hey Days
c/o Marilyn Kinch
1821 Blake St Apt D
Berkeley, CA 94703

Again, the postmark date of a registration is the postmark date on the mail that contains the camp deposit.

Scholarships

Indicate any interest in a scholarship on the registration form. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the lottery postmark deadline of March 17. All scholarship applications must be accompanied by the $150 deposit. We will return your deposit if you don’t receive a scholarship and are therefore unable to attend. Find details and download the various scholarship forms (available in January) at the scholarship portion of our website.

If you don’t need a scholarship yourself, please consider making a donation towards the scholarship fund (to help make camp available to everyone across the economic spectrum) as part of your registration.

Because Bishop's Ranch provides all dining hall support and other basic services, we do not need campers to sign up for a chore. However, we have important tasks, such as dance floor maintenance, auction set up, snacks, and camp set up and strike, for which we need Work-Trade Scholarship folks. All are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which reduces the fee to $615.

‘Youth’ Scholarships are available to campers age 18-30.

The Jude Biggs scholarship is for a talented, aspiring dance musician to attend camp for free.

This year we are pleased to be able to offer several Need-Based Scholarships.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to April 14, $25 of your deposit is non-refundable. If we can NOT fill your space from a waitlist: from April 14 through June 14, $150 is non-refundable; from June 15 through July 14, $400 is non-refundable; after July 14, there are no refunds. If we CAN fill your space from a waitlist: From April 14 through June 14, $25 is non-refundable; from June 15 through July 14, $50 is non-refundable; after July 14, $100 is non-refundable.