How to Afford Summer Camp On Any Budget

posted by on Feb 4, 2020

How to Afford Summer Camp On Any Budget

We believe that every child should experience summer camp! That’s why CYJ Texas is committed to working with our families to ensure that no child is turned away due to financial difficulties. 

Through the generosity of other camp families and our donors at large, we are able to offer need-based Tuition Assistance. Of course, there are natural limits to what we can offer, so we advise you to use all of the tips provided to guarantee you the maximum aid available.

More Is Better

The more places you apply for Tuition Assistance, the more money you can get.  Even small amounts add up to a lot of help if you apply several places.

Deadlines Are Critical

Late applications may be denied or may not be granted if funds have already been distributed. If the deadline has passed, you still can ask for funds, but you may not be approved.

Ask CYJ For Help

By request, we can reduce your monthly tuition payments to $100 per child through April. However, we encourage you to pay more, so you’re not stuck with a sizable balance due May 15. If you’re offered more money in Tuition Assistance than you owe, we will refund you up to the amount you’ve paid out of pocket.

Tell Your Story

The most important piece of any Tuition Assistance application is the narrative that you write.  There is often more important to the request for scholarship than the numbers show. Committees of people make tuition grant decisions and the explanation of your needs and why camp is important to you and your child influences decisions.

Now that you know what to do, it’s time to start applying if you haven’t done so already. Click here to find a list of our Resources for Tuition Assistance and feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns!