Applying for Financial Assistance

How our scholarships work

Thank you for your interest in having your child attend Camp Carl this summer! There is a team of people who give generously to meet the needs of children and young people who sincerely want to attend camp, but may not be able to because of finances. Our goal is to distribute the scholarship monies faithfully and to provide a way for those requesting funds to make the request comfortably. Information will be reviewed by a camp team and held in strict confidence.

The 2023 Scholarship Application is now closed. All scholarships have been applied to registrations. If you applied for a scholarship, login in, click on your child's registration and then on View Statement to see your reward.

Step 1


Complete the application thoroughly. Click here to begin your application (once the application has been opened in March). You only need one application per family. The application should be in the parent or guardian’s name. You will have an opportunity to list the campers name once in the application.

Step 2

Attach most recent filed tax form (IRS1040) or your last pay stubs. If you do not receive a pay stub or file taxes, any document that shows your income will work.

Step 3

Register for camp and pay the $75 deposit to save your spot (all scholarships applicants are required to pay the deposit per child. Your scholarship will not cover this cost). Camp Staff will apply your scholarship to your online reservation. The balance of your reservation will be due June 1st.

Step 4

We determine scholarship eligibility once we receive your application and 1040. We will not award aid until after April 15th.

Step 5

We notify you by email of any aid we will provide if your application is accepted.

Important Scholarship Information

Completed applications and 1040 must be received by Camp Carl by April 15th to ensure processing time. No scholarships will be rewarded until after that date.

While we do our best to help as many campers as possible, not all applicants will receive aid. Please wait to hear from Camp Carl before anticipating assistance. If after receiving aid, you choose not to attend camp, your deposit will be refunded.

Camp Carl is also a member of ACE OHIO's reimbursement program for Day Camps. Qualifying families can get their day camp fees reimbursed through this program. Go to to apply.