Financial Assistance for Camp

We believe every child should experience camp, regardless of family income. Thanks to the generous support of donors in our Annual Campaign, we are able to offer scholarships to campers who need a little extra help.

Registration and Financial Aid Information Nights

Monday, December 3 | 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, December 4 | 7:30-8:30pm

St. Paul Eastside YMCA Community Room
875 Arcade St., St. Paul, N 

Applying is easy and confidential

Step 1

If you have used Y programs/membership previously, go to step 2. Otherwise, create a new Y account for you/your family. Add all family members interested in Y programs.

Note: Only create a new account if you have not used the Y before. Please don’t create a 2nd account. Call us at 612-230-9622 if you are unsure if you have a Y account.

Step 2

Gather your income documents to upload with your scholarship application. If you file taxes, your 1040 form for the previous year is best. View income & financial support verification documentation.

Step 3

Complete the online application form

Applications are processed in the order received. We’ll review your information and within ten (10) business days you should receive an email from us with a decision. We will let you know if we need additional information.

How it works

We’ll consider your annual income, the number of adults and dependents in your household, and then determine a scholarship to align with your individual situation. Our goal is to help all families who qualify for assistance. If your family gets assistance through the county or other agency, please let us know. Scholarships are possible thanks to individual and business contributions.

Volunteer Credit

As an option to reduce some of the cost of Camp, Widji recognizes volunteer work that can be put towards trip credit. This volunteer opportunity is limited to advanced campers (Explorer, Advanced Explorer, Voyageur, and Mountaineer trips) and financial aid applicants on a first come first serve basis.

Volunteer Report Form

We are currently updating additional options for campers to earn their way to camp. Information and forms will be available soon. Please feel free to call the Widji Office at 651-645-6605 with any questions.

Anti-discrimination policy

In the operation of the Summer Camp Food Service Program, no child, as defined by the Program regulations, will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes that a child has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250