Financial Assistance & Scholarship Resources

CAMPER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2020

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 look for one of the last questions that asks about applying for a scholarship. You must fill out the entire application to apply for a scholarship. Our camp is young, but we do have a limited number of partial scholarships available.  We are always searching for additional resources for our campers and provide that information as we learn about it. We suggest that you search community and state resources for additional financial opportunities and that you apply for these grants early.

Scholarship Schedule for Camp Idlewild of Florida

Scholarship Schedule for Camp Idlewild of Florida

 

1 dependent

2 dependents

3 dependents

4 dependents

5 or more

Less than 20K/year

*25%

scholarship

*50% 

scholarship

50%

scholarship

50%

scholarship

50%

scholarship

20-39K/year

25% scholarship

25% scholarship

50% scholarship

50% scholarship

50% scholarship

40-59K/year

none

none

25% scholarship

50% scholarship

50% scholarship

60-80K/year

none

none

none

25% scholarship

25% scholarship

More than 80K/year  

none

none

none

none

none

*Full scholarship = 50% of total camper tuition (i.e., Day Camp tuition would be reduced from $500 to $250 / per week; Overnight Camp would be reduced from $1000 to $500 / per week)

*1/2 scholarship = 25% of total camper tuition (i.e., Day Camp tuition would be reduced from $500 to $375 / per week; Overnight Camp would be reduced from $1000 to $750 / per week)

Scholarship Procedures

Our administrative team collects scholarship requests and supporting documentation (first page of latest taxes, number of dependents and extenuating circumstances form) from any applicant who wishes to apply.  Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded twice a year (in March and in May).  Scholarships are awarded according to the schedule above. Camp Idlewild awards scholarship funds each year on a first-come first-served basis.  When our scholarship fund is spent, we stop awarding scholarships for that year.

GRANTS FOR RESIDENTIAL OR DAY CAMP

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: