Financial Assistance, known as Camperships, is offered at both Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. Applying is easy and confidential. The application process and acceptance process are separate.
Take a few minutes and fill out our Campership Interest Form. This lets us know your family may need assistance. And, when Camp applications open, you will pay a reduced application fee.
Once Camp applications open, apply for Camp. Please make sure to indicate you are interested in Camperships/ Financial Assistance. (There will be a checkbox during the application process.)
Once Camp receives your child(ren)'s application, we will send out the necessary financial assistance forms and attached required supporting documentation. Return completed forms and required documentation to Camp no later than November 29, 2019.
We consider a number of factors including, but not limited to, the number of children in the family and how many of them are attending Camp, all sources of income, assets and liabilities, other expenses such as mortgage or rent, automobiles, non-reimbursed medical expenses, etc. We also take into consideration any unexpected life situations that place financial stress on the family.
Typically, this equates to a total household income up to $115,000 for families sending one child and up to $130,000 for families sending two or more children to Camp.
Camperships are available for the following programs:
The following items are required for all Campership applicants to determine financial need:
The Financial Information Form is sent to all families interested in Camperships after their Camp application is submitted. All financial information provided remains strictly confidential and is used solely for evaluation of the application.
All Campership application forms are due back to Camp by November 29, 2019. We accept forms by mail.
Yes! We love having your child with us for the summer and know that the growth that happens at Camp is more pronounced each and every year. Families must apply each year they wish to be considered for assistance.
Camperships may be renewed subject to:
Camp offers a monthly payment plan for our overnight camp programs. For more information, please call (919)719-9989.
Last year, Camp offered more than $1 million in need-based camperships to more than 400 campers attending our overnight, day, and family camps. Approximately 7% of our summer campers attending overnight camp receive a campership with the average award being 65-75% of the program fee.
Campership materials will be reviewed as they are received and award announcements will be sent beginning mid-October through mid-January. Award letters are mailed to families. Campership award recipients must confirm their acceptance or refusal of the award within two weeks of receiving the campership award announcement and must set up a payment plan at this time.
Funds sometimes remain or become available after the initial awards have been offered. Families who enroll in a Camp program after the deadline are encouraged to inquire about financial assistance, although resources cannot be guaranteed and amounts awarded at this time may be reduced.
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