Making Camp Affordable
We provide an accessible experience to all who would like to enjoy Camp Echo by providing finical support through Community Partnerships / Outreach and Sliding–Scale Fee Assistance. Camp Echo awards over 200 scholarships each summer a first-come, first-served basis. Fee assistance is awarded on a sliding scale ranging from 15% to 90%.
To apply for Fee Assistance, check the box on the camper application and submit a copy of your most recent 1040 tax form to the Echo office. The level of assistance offered is based on your annual income and the number of people in your household. Once enrolled or wait listed you will be charged half the deposit, $50 or $25 (waitlist).
To qualify for sliding scale fee assistance the camper must be a member of the McGaw YMCA. Campers are eligible to receive fee assistance for one youth program each summer. You may also apply for fee assistance for Family Camp even if one or more children receive a scholarship for a summer session.
We can provide families an “estimation of their camp fee” over the phone so that a general idea of the cost of camp is available. The level of assistance will be communicated officially via email of confirmation once the required documentation has been received. If the fee assistance amount offered does not meet your needs, please contact us.
In 2017, Camp Echo sent 275 campers to camp with the aid of scholarships. Our goal for 2018 is to send even more campers to camp with fee assistance!
Specific questions about our Fee Assistance process should be directed to Taylor Jackson at email@example.com (847)-475-7400 x259.
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