Nature Camp offers a wonderful experience to young people of the appropriate ages who are interested in natural history and environmental science, and we strive to provide a camping and educational experience of the highest quality at the lowest possible cost. We recognize, however, that some families may be unable to afford the full cost of tuition. We are able to provide some financial assistance to promising new and outstanding returning campers who have not yet received a scholarship from another sponsoring organization. While we cannot guarantee tuition reduction for every applicant, we hope that no one will be discouraged from applying simply because of cost. With that in mind, please indicate on the application if your camper would be able to attend only with financial assistance.

Financial assistance will be awarded only as funds are available.  Requests for financial aid will be considered by a committee on a rolling basis, with review periods following March 1, April 15, and June 1. Requests submitted before each of these dates will be reviewed in the subsequent few weeks and applicants notified within 21 days of each date. There is no deadline for applying for financial aid, but requests submitted before April 1 are more likely to be honored.

Please note that submitting a request for financial assistance does not constitute registration. Submitting a Youth Session camper registration application is also required.

Requests for financial assistance may be submitted in one of three ways.

(1) Fill out an online form as part of the online application process.
Submit a Youth Session  camper registration application and request financial aid

(2) Fill out an online form separate from the application for enrollment.
Financial aid request form

(3) Download, print, and mail a paper request form.
Financial aid application 2022 (PDF)

Please direct any questions to Financial Aid Director Alex Haney at haneyja314 [@ symbol]