OUR CAMP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR (2017).  WE ARE EXCITED TO BE SUPPORTING A LOT OF AREA KIDS WITH THE COST OF THEIR CAMP FEES.  PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT SPRING IF YOU THINK YOU’LL NEED SUCH SUPPORT.

Summer Camp Assistance 2017
for Tredyffrin & Easttown Residents

T&E Care will again be offering some assistance (providing we have funding available) if any of your children are interested in going to summer camp this year and you would struggle to afford the tuition fee. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you are interested in our scholarship assistance:
    1. You must be a T/E resident (anyone in a surrounding community is reviewed on a case by case basis).
    2. You must commit to REGULAR attendance by your child(ren) at the camp. We cannot ask the community to cover the fees for this program, or to help with your transportation, only to have the children not attend regularly.
    3. You must be willing to demonstrate financial need, if requested.
    4. You must send in your request prior to the June 9 deadline.
  • T&E Care is willing to help with up to $250 per child toward a camp experience as long as we have funds available in our budget. We expect this program to be very popular so the sooner you let us know of your need, the more likely we’ll have the funds to help.
  • To get this assistance follow these 4 (maybe 5) simple steps:
    1. Find a camp: YOU need to find a camp your child would like. The list of camps on this website is just for suggestions. If you know of other camps your child(ren) might want to attend go ahead and check them out.
    2. Confirm Fees/Space in Camp: Find out if the camp offers its own scholarship/reduced fee options. Scholarships are usually first come-first serve basis. If you know what camp your child would like to attend check with the camp ASAP and apply for their scholarship program. Many camps offer reduced fees for early enrollment. Please pay attention to those deadlines, it’s hard for us to justifying paying the higher fee because a deadline was missed. Make sure there is space for your child in the camp. NOTE: If you plan to send your child to a camp at the YMCA – you MUST apply for YCares support before you come to T&E Care for additional assistance. The YCares application is on our website below.
    3. Contact Us to Confirm Assitance: Mail or email your completed T&E Care camp application once you are ready for assistance or complete the form below. T&E Care can offer assistance up to $250 per child, as long as our funds are available.
    4. Register Your Child for the Camp: We will pay for all/part of the camp bill but you still need to register your child(ren) for the camp.
    5. Request Transportation, if needed: If you expect to need help with transportation, then you need to let us know about this in plenty of time so we can arrange this with our volunteers. There is a REQUIRED form below that MUST also be completed for transportation.

Other notes to remember

  • Find a camp that is lower cost to begin with. The township camps and vacation bible school programs are great deals your child can attend many weeks for one low price.
  • The YMCA in Berwyn has a great discount program (YCares) to help reduce the costs of their camps. It also has the broadest list of camps in the area, as well as extended day options. Be sure to get a YCares application (available at the Y service desk) and send it in ASAP to start that process if your child(ren) is interested in attending a Y camp. It is NOT too early! We usually can not afford to cover the entire fee of a Y camp but can likely help with a balance after your YCares discount.
  • As we did in past years, when needed we will try to help with transportation for up to 2 weeks as long as you stay local. You must indicate this need on your application, and we’ll be in touch for more details. A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS ADVANCE NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR ANY TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS.
  • The local education foundation (FLITE) offers some financial assistance for middle/high school students for any academic-based camps, including the obvious (reading, math, science, etc.) plus computers, leadership, art, music, etc. If you know of this type of camp you are interested in contact your child’s guidance counselor and he/she can connect you with a FLITE representative.

Once you submit the online application below someone from T&E Care will get in touch with you to coordinate the process.  Remember that many camps do fill up early and our funds are limited.  For the sake of your child do not delay!  If you have any questions feel free to contact us at camp@tecare.org.

Camp Assistance Application

Once you have contacted the camp of your choice and confirmed space and cost/scholarship, we need the following information in order to consider offering assistance. You can either fill out the form below, download the application and mail it in, or just send an email directly to us at camp@tecare.org. In all cases, please complete one form PER child. If submitting forms for multiple children, you do NOT need to retype your address, phone, and email, put A/S (Already Submitted) in the required box.

Note: If you don’t hear back from a T&E Care representative within a few days after sending your application please contact us at camp@tecare.org. Every now and then the applications don’t go through, and we don’t want your child to miss out. The forms don’t seem to come through well from a phone so please try to use a computer when you can.

REMINDER — OUR CAMP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR (2017).  WE ARE EXCITED TO BE SUPPORTING A LOT OF AREA KIDS WITH THE COST OF THEIR CAMP FEES.  PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT SPRING IF YOU THINK YOU’LL NEED SUCH SUPPORT.

Transportation Assistance Application

If you do need transportation assistance, once you have confirmed your camp and we have made the payment, we can try to help set up transportation assistance with our volunteer drivers. We will only offer transportation if the camp is local, and the most we can help is 2 weeks per child. The form below MUST be submitted before we can arrange the transportation.  You can complete the online form by clicking HERE.   If you would rather mail in a paper form you can download the Camp Ride Form 2017 (keep in mind mailing will take more time). Two weeks advance notice is required to be able to arrange transportation. Questions should be sent to camp@tecare.org. In all cases, please complete one form PER child.

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