How Much Does Camp Cost?
Sliding Scale Price Structure
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay for camp, Hosmer Point offers voluntary sliding scale pricing. You may choose whatever price is most suitable for your family, and your choice will in no way influence your child's experience at Hosmer Point. We have provided an income guide in the chart below, but we understand that every family has a different situation and income is not always the best indicator of how much you can afford. You are not required to pay in the bracket that matches your income. This system replaces our scholarship application process and local discounts, so spaces for campers paying less than the middle bracket amount ($950 for one week, $2200 for two weeks) are limited. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If spaces are no longer available in the bracket you've chosen, your camper will be placed on a wait list. Families paying more than the middle bracket amount will expand our scholarship fund, creating additional spaces for wait listed campers paying in the two lower brackets. You will have an opportunity to choose an amount from one of the brackets below when you register for camp.
Why a sliding scale?
Since Hosmer Point opened in 2010, we've received more and more camp scholarship requests each year. In 2016, we arrived at the limit of how many children we could subsidize while keeping Hosmer Point financially sustainable and preserving the small camp size that is so important to our community. Because the camp owners, staff, and advisory board remain committed to giving every child a fair chance to come to HP, they created this new way to finance camp. We believe that families will use the values of Generosity, Kindness, and Cooperation we teach at camp as they choose how much to pay. At Hosmer Point we live by our values of Trust and Respect as we accept camp applications, and Unity as we work together to make camp possible for everyone.
I can't pay the minimum amounts. What should I do?
Please give us a call. If there are adequate funds available, we will do our best to get your child to camp!
Are there other ways to get help paying for camp?
Many churches, schools, community groups, and clubs offer scholarships for campers. Often school guidance counselors can give advice about where to find other help paying for camp. Hosmer Point is happy to work with the Department of Children and Families and other social service agencies to make camp a possibility.