Camp Scholarships

We understand that families sometimes face economic challenges and must make difficult choices. Our hope is that no child would miss out on this life-changing opportunity because of cost.

Camp Widjiwagan offers scholarship assistance to campers with financial, spiritual and emotional needs. We are happy to review your application materials for scholarship to support sending your child to camp this summer.

We award scholarships to a camper to attend one camp session per summer. More than one child in the same household can be awarded a scholarship.

Due to the volume of scholarship applications we receive, we have made changes in our process in an effort to be able to help as many families as possible. Our new process is outlined below.

NEW 2020 Scholarship Process

  1. Register your camper online. Choose your session and program, complete the required forms, and pay the $50 deposit (per camper). Registration must be complete in order to be considered for a scholarship.
    Scholarships are awarded to the base program rate and do not include add-ons or transportation fees. If you do not qualify for or you choose not to accept the scholarship, your $50 deposit will be refunded.
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application. After completing the online registration and paying your deposit, click the Download Forms tab in the Forms section on your camper’s registration dashboard. Download and complete the Scholarship Application, then upload the completed application and copies of your financial documentation. The directions on how to do this are on the Scholarship Application.
  3. That’s it! Once you have registered your camper, uploaded both the application and copy of your financial documentation, you are done! We get notified each morning of scholarships submitted the day before, and will send you a confirmation that we received your application at that time.

Application Review Process

We will be accepting Scholarship Application submissions from Feb. 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. We will review all applications after the submission window has closed, and we will notify families of a scholarship award no later than April 10, 2020.

If your family received a scholarship the previous year, the max scholarship you would be eligible for is 55 percent.

Complete scholarship applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed starting April 1, 2020.

Incomplete Applications

We will notify you of any missing items or incomplete applications by email – please add scholarships@ymcamidtn.org to your safe senders list to make sure you don’t miss these. Please keep in mind that each session has a limited amount of scholarship funding available.

More Information

For questions, please contact Jenny Beckelhymer, Director of Administration at jbeckelhymer@ymcamidtn.org.

Want to send a kid to camp?

If you wish to contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign Fund to send kids to camp, please call (615) 360-2267 or visit our Donate page for more information.