Financial Aid through Tiered Pricing

In short, the process is simple...

If you qualify for aid, you will be able to choose one of our lowest price tiers. If you don’t, you can still choose our slightly discounted rate (Tier III).

Thanks for taking the initiative to get your kid to camp. We sincerely hope the aid we can offer is enough to help make it possible for your child to attend.

The below form shows whether or not you qualify for Tier I or II. You can prove your qualification by sending in two forms. The first is proof that your income is below the guideline, and the second is the SFSP form (SFSP form is only required for Summer sessions)

You can send in one of these two forms:

  • Send us proof of your free or reduced lunch status. Can just be a letter from your child’s school saying you qualify.
  • OR… Send us your prior year tax return (1040) to demonstrate your income is below the guideline.
  • The SFSP form helps us get money back for the meals we serve during the summer, which ultimately helps us make these scholarship rates possible.
  • While it contains much of the same information that you used to qualify for Free/Reduced lunches the government requires that it is filled out separately. Sorry!

In addition to proof of qualification, we need you to actually sign up for camp!

  • Registration form: you can download it OR register online. (if you’ve already sent it, then this part is done).
  • Deposit of $50 for summer and $20 for winter (which will be applied to the total cost of camp). If you haven’t already you can make a deposit online.

If you have your proof of lunch status, mail it to the camp or email to camp @ bethanybirches.org.

Do I Qualify?

Please remember that these rates are heavily subsidized.  We work hard to raise money for campers who can’t pay.  You can help! If you have a friend, family member, church, community organization or someone else who can help pay, please take a higher tier and get their help.  OR, they can make a donation straight to the camp. If you can get even a little help from another source, we’ll be able to help more kids get here!  Also, you could volunteer time. During programs there is much to do and in the off seasons we need help with cleaning, maintenance, print and digital design.  If you have a skill we can probably use it! Email amber @ bethanybirches.org to give time.