Financial Assistance & Scholarship Resources


Camp Idlewild awards scholarships each year, based on need and availability of funds. The scholarship application is built into our regular application.

Just click on register, and one of the last questions asks about applying for a scholarship. You must fill out the entire application to apply for a scholarship. Our camp is young, and while access to camp is very important to us, we don't have a whole lot of scholarships. However, we have a great list of places that provide funds for summer recreation programs (see below). We strongly suggest applying for some of these grants early.


Several organizations provide financial assistance for summer camps for campers with autism. Families must contact these agencies directly and request funding for Camp Idlewild. Each agency lists its scholarship process and requirements very clearly. Click on the links and see how it works! Most scholarships are on a first-come-first-served basis, so get these applications in early. Many of them require proof of financial need.

Our staff are happy to assist you in filling out any applications or answering questions. Just call us up and request a scholarship assistance meeting!

Funding organizations: