Financial Aid

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We believe that any child with a serious interest in French language and culture should be able to attend Canoe Island French Camp. Each year CIFC friends generously donate to our Scholarship Fund to help us provide financial aid to campers who might not be able to pay full tuition. In 2017, we have financial aid available for campers who would like to attend Session 3 and 4.

We also believe that everyone involved should contribute: the parents, CIFC, and the camper. Please consider how your child can personally help to pay for part of his or her camp tuition.

One parent explains why her son is raising most of his own tuition for his camp experience:

Our family loves the experience that camp provides. Work teaches Max the value of money, communication with his clients, scheduling, accounting and allows him to take pride in his own abilities.  From selling coffee and chutney to stacking firewood, changing diapers, babysitting, chicken sitting, and dog sitting, helping me with extra projects around the house and at my work, Max is learning to help himself achieve his goals.

To apply for financial aid, please fill out our online scholarship application:

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no-name-pointAlong with our online form, all applications for financial aid should be accompanied by:

  • A letter of interest from the camper in their own handwriting in which they describe what they hope to gain from the camp, what they will add to the program, and how they are helping pay for tuition.
  • A letter (or email) of recommendation from one of the camper’s teachers or youth group leaders indicating that the applicant will be an asset to our program sent directly to our office.
  • Online registration.
  • A $450 deposit check to hold the registration.

An individual can receive financial assistance for no more than one session per year. Families may apply for financial aid in subsequent years. Financial aid is not available for Family Camps.

Sessions do fill early; we will process your request as soon as we have all the materials we need. We suggest you apply early and with all materials.

Please contact us for more information about financial aid.