Financial Assistance Program Empowering All Kids through Outdoor Adventure

About the Program

Avid4 Adventure empowers more kids to choose active, outdoor lifestyles by offering summer camp financial assistance for low and middle-income families. Every year, as part of creating a culture of inclusivity, we have been pleased to offer increasingly more financial assistance through both partial and full assistance packages.

How to Donate

Generous families and partners make our financial assistance program possible. We match donations 100%! Donations may be given any of these ways: 

  • Add an amount to your next camp registration.
  • Visit the American Camp Association website and enter “Avid4 Adventure” as the camp you are donating to.
  • Send a check to:  ACA- Avid4 Adventure Campership Fund, P.O. Box 287, Boulder, CO  80306.


If your family’s household income is less than $100,000, you are eligible to apply for financial assistance for Avid4 Adventure day camps and overnight camps. Please note that awards may be available at a higher income level, however, priority is given to families with incomes below $100,000.

How To Apply

Please do not register for camp before receiving an award notice because we are unable to retroactively apply scholarship awards.

Application Deadlines:

  • Overnight Camps: Overnight Camp Scholarship Applications closed on March 1, 2023
  • Day Camps: Day Camp Scholarship Applications closed on April 1, 2023

When Awards are Made:

  • Overnight Camps: March 15, 2023
  • Day Camps: April 15, 2023

Online Application:

2023 Scholarship Applications are CLOSED. 

Important Information:

  1. Financial assistance may not be applied to previously purchased camp sessions. All paid sessions are considered final and subject to our registration policies.
  2. The application must be completely filled out to be considered.
  3. A separate online application must be completed per child.
  4. Complete the application when your child is around, as we will ask you to seek a response from them.
  5. Please do not call about the status of your application. We will contact you directly for any missing information and/or to let you know when award decisions have been made.


How Financial Assistance is Awarded

We are able to provide financial assistance amounting to 25% – 100% of your camp tuition. The assistance awarded is dependent on our scoring criteria detailed below. If selected, you will be awarded a specific session date and camp. Unfortunately, not all camps and session dates will have space available for financial assistance recipients, so we request that applicants maintain flexibility.

A committee will meet to review applications and make awards until all funds are distributed. You may submit your application at any time up until our deadlines. Financial Assistance will be awarded based on the following:

  • Diversity: These scholarships are intended to broaden the diversity of life experiences of campers participating in Avid4 Adventure.
  • Economic Need: We consider family size, income, and/or extenuating circumstances when making awards.
  • Motivation: A written statement from campers and their parents helps us assess motivation during our review process.
  • Funding: Awards will be made based on the availability of scholarship funds.
Household IncomeAward Amount Guidelines
Less than $55,000Up to 100% of your camp tuition, but could be 0%, 25%, 50%, or 75%.
$55,000 - $70,000Up to 75% of your camp tuition, but could be 0%, 25%, or 50%.
$70,000 - $85,000Up to 50% of your camp tuition, but could be 0% or 25%.
$85,000 - $100,000Up to 25% of your camp tuition, but could be 0% or 25%.
Greater than $100,000Awards are possible at incomes greater than 100K, but please apply only if you're able to attend camp is with financial assistance.