Summer Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid 2016

Looking for scholarships to help make summer camp more affordable?  Without compromising quality, many San Francisco Bay Area camps offer partial and full camper scholarships, including the 12 popular programs listed here.  Be sure to apply soon, for some of these deadlines are coming up quick!

Find more camps offering financial aid on ActivityHero.


uCamps Summer Camp


uCamps is an overnight camp that offers scholarships to families in need, including partial scholarships, or setting up families up with a payment plan. Parents can contact uCamps to request a scholarship.

Destination Science

Destination Science offers financial need scholarships for children entering K – 6th grade.  Destination Science offers to pay a week of camp in full for families with an annual household income less than $40,000, and to reduce the tuition price to $170.00 per week for families with an annual household income less than $55,000.

Camper scholarship application submission begins February 2016, and ends May 27th, 2016. Learn more about Destination Science’s scholarship program.

iD Tech

Each year, iD Tech provides a number of students with full and partial scholarships to their summer programs. This year, iD Tech will be giving over 200 scholarships. Because of iD Tech’s commitment to bridging the gender gap in tech, 100 of these scholarships will be reserved for girls.

Scholarship application submission begins on January 5, 2016 and lasts to March 4, 2016. All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PT on March 4, 2016. All decisions will be communicated via email by April 2016.

wheel kids

Wheel Kids Bicycle Club

Wheel Kids 

Limited reduced price registration are available for qualified applicants.  Apply here by listing your preferred week of attendance and specify Wheel Kids as the camp you’re interested in.

Digital Media Academy

Digital Media Academy is dedicated to making world-class digital media education more accessible. Applications are taken and evaluated on a first come, first served basis to qualifying individuals.

Applications for camper scholarships will be available starting February 15, 2016

Athena Camps

Athena Camps is proud to offer partial scholarships based on financial need. Scholarships are limited to available resources.

Community School of Music and Art (CSMA)

CSMA offers 50% tuition assistance based on family size and income, merit scholarships for students who show outstanding talent and commitment, and Program Subsidies for off-site preschool classes, weekly in-school art and music classes at local elementary schools, and other programs.

Camp Chrysallis

Camp Chrysallis offers camper scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis, but also reserves the right to make admissions decisions on other bases, such as maintaining an even gender balance in the sessions. A deposit of $200 is due at the time of sign-up, and the tuition balance is due by April 1.


To ensure that ALL girls have the opportunity to participate in summer programs, GirlVentures offers financial aid to two-thirds of all participants. Full and partial scholarships are available. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

San Francisco Maritime

It is part of our San Francisco Maritime’s mission to be accessible to campers of all financial backgrounds. Applying for financial aid will neither increase nor decrease the chances of getting into a program. We encourage you to ask for assistance if you need it and pay what you can. Details about financial aid can be found here.

Marin GreenPlay Camp

During the Summer of 2016, GreenPlay will host 80 children from socio-economically disadvantaged and underserved communities in Marin County across all of our camp offerings and age groups.  To learn more go to Greenplay Foundation.

Camp Galileo

Every year, Camp Galileo awards hundreds of weeks of specially priced camp through their financial assistance program.

Financial aid applications can be submitted January 7, 2016 to March 31, 2016. Learn more about Camp Galileo’s financial aid program.

Final note:  Many camps accept donations to help fund their scholarship program.  Find more camps offering financial aid on ActivityHero.


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