We believe that every child should experience camp!

We are happy that you would like your child to enjoy all that Camp Jewell has to offer. Attending summer camp truly can be an experience that lasts a lifetime. We know that for many families the cost of attending summer camp can be a financial burden that they might not be able to afford. At Camp Jewell YMCA we have four different tiers of pricing for our summer camp program. All except the top tier are subsidized prices. Our fourth tier provides a variable amount of additional financial aid.

Applying for assistance

PLEASE NOTE- 2022 financial assistance is limited at this time. While we recommend you apply there is a waitlist for some sessions for scholarships.

In order to be considered for financial assistance, the application must be completed and returned along with the required financial documentation and camper registration form. Financial Assistance will be awarded for one session only, so please be aware that any additional camp sessions will be charged at the full camp fee. The amount which you are able to pay toward the program is very important. You should also plan on providing your camper with some spending money in his/her camp bank account for the Trading Post. We recommend a minimum of $25. (The average deposit is about $50.)

Please be aware that we do not keep applications from prior years. As such, you must re-apply for financial assistance each year. While you may have received financial assistance previously, that does not automatically ensure that you will be awarded one this year.

Acceptance into camp is pending review of all applications. We have a reserved number of spaces for Financial Assistance applicants, but space is limited.  Please be sure to mail:

  • The completed and signed Financial Assistance Application Form
  • The completed and signed Summer Camp Registration Form (online applications are not accepted) or Day Camp Registration Form
  • The requested household income documentation such as pay stubs and income tax forms. Please note, federal tax form 4506 T must be submitted if applicant does not file taxes.

Failure to submit the completed financial aid application, the completed registration form, and all required financial documentation may result in a delay in your application being reviewed or worse yet, denied.

Application reviews begin in late January. If we receive your application before March 1st, you may expect a response no later than April 1st. After March 1st, three weeks will be required, but keep in mind that our funds may be depleted or space may be sold out by that time.

Downloads & Forms

Financial Assistance Letter
Financial Assistance Application Form
Financial Aid Request Form
Summer Overnight Camp Registration Form
Day Camp Registration Form


We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 888-412-2267.

The completed application, as well as supporting documentation, should be sent to:

Camp Jewell YMCA, P.O. Box 8, Colebrook, CT 06021

If you have received financial assistance in the past and would like to share how the Camp Jewell experience positively impacted the life of your child, please contact us at (888) 412-2267 or camp.jewell@ghymca.org.

Ways in which you can give back:

  • Volunteer at call nights
  • Tell your child’s story at YMCA events
  • Attend a volunteer work weekend
  • Volunteer in camp programs