Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Application Information

CAMPERSHIPS FOR 2023 SUMMER SESSIONS

*DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS MAY 15TH

(Available for Summer Camp only)

Camp Idlewild provides a limited number of Camperships each year, based on the availability of funds. The Campership Application is part of our regular Summer Camp Application process.

When you are completing your online registration, the financial assistance portion will be towards the end of the Summer Camp Application. In order to be eligible for financial assistance, it is required that you complete the entire application and submit the required documentation listed below. With our Camp being a newly launched program, our Camperships are limited to Summer Camp Only. Camp Idlewild will be fundraising throughout the year so that we will be able to provide assistance to as many families as possible. Camperships will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds are available. We offer opportunities for partial financial assistance only. We encourage families to reach out to their community and civic groups for possible Campership opportunities.

Campership Sliding Scale for Camp Idlewild of Florida*

Family Income 1 Dependent       2 Dependents     3+ Dependents    
Less than 20K yearly         15%         20%          25%
20-39K / yearly         10%         15%          20%
40- 50K / yearly         none        none          15%

20% of total camper tuition (i.e., Overnight Camp would be reduced from $800 / $640 per week and Day Camp $650 / $520)

25% of total camper tuition (i.e., Overnight Camp would be reduced from $800 to $600 / per week and Day Camp $650 / $487.50)

*Scholarships are NOT AVAILABLE for Weekend Camps.

Campership Application Requirements

Our Executive Team collects the following items for each Campership request and supporting documentation.

  1. The first page of the latest tax return
  2. Number of dependents
  3. Extenuating circumstances explanation for any applicant who may not meet requirements (on paper) and would still like to be considered for a Campership or discount (required only for those who do not automatically meet requirements).

Camperships are awarded according to the sliding scale above. Please note a family is only eligible for (1) partial Campership (only one camper) each year so that we may assist as many families as possible. For families with multiple kids, we do offer a sibling discount of $50 per session for second or third campers. Please note that only one discount per family will be granted for each session (for example you may choose a Campership or Sibling Discount but not both). Our staff is happy to assist you with applications or answer questions. Please contact the camp office for assistance at (813)996-1226. Notifications regarding the Campership awards will be made via email.