Send a Child to Camp


Note: We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017 cholarships. We will post information for summer 2018 next year.

At YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, we believe every child should experience a summer of imagination, wonder and adventure. As a nonprofit organization, we commit ourselves to removing financial barriers to camp through our camp scholarships.

Why should I send a child to camp?

As Camp Widjiwagan, our campers:

  • Forge friendships as they bond with their peers over common interests.
  • Learn character values from volunteers, staff and fellow campers who serve as role models.
  • Grow their confidence as they challenge themselves to explore new experiences.

Provding scholarships to those who need it

More than 600 families each year receive a camp scholarship. Scholarships typically range from 20% to 80% based on a family’s need. These families include:

  • Children of deployed and deceased veterans
  • Families of children with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma
  • Families in financial need

How your gift sends a child to Camp

  • A full month of riding lessons is possible with a $100 gift.
  • A full week of Day Camp is possible with a $325 gift.
  • A child can spend a full week at Overnight Camp for a full week with a $695 gift.

Fund a Camp Scholarship