Financial Aid & Camper Subsidies
Camp Kirk works with parents and the community to ensure that financial restraints are not a barrier to the camp experience. While we cannot guarantee that financial aid will be available, we do our best to assist parents in their quest for funding.
Here is the 3-step process to apply for Financial Aid:
Step 1: Complete a Camper Application & Claim a Family Contribution
- Complete an online application and fill out the ‘Financial Aid’ portion when prompted. To show commitment to the camp experience, every family is asked to contribute towards camp fees from their own personal budget. Family Contributions can be paid in monthly instalments, with the first instalment being paid at the receipt of the application.
Step 2: Secure External Funding
There is a possibility that Camp Kirk will be able to secure external funding for you through specific summer camp fundraising organizations, however, we will internally assess your eligibility for these programs and contact you with the application if suitable.
Camp Kirk will send you a list of Financial Aid Resources in Ontario. It lists a number of subsidy opportunities that you can apply for. Each of these organizations requires different applications and our best advice is to connect with them as soon as possible to ensure there is still funding available.
Step 3: Camp Kirk Funding Allocation
- Camp Kirk will evaluate each family's contribution and external fundraising. From there, we will assess our ability to provide a Camp Kirk subsidy to 'bridge the gap'. To help this process, we have put together a Financial Aid Resource Guide.
Come spring, we will assess the results of our fundraising efforts and be in touch with camper families to confirm financial aid and registration.
Although we cannot guarantee funding at the time of application, we can say that we are usually successful in achieving our financial aid goals when we work hand-in-hand with our camper families.