Financial Aid Information

Gales Creek Camp is committed to ensuring that no camper will ever be denied admission to camp based on an inability to pay all or part of the fees. All campers are subsidized about one-half the cost of camp by the Gales Creek Camp Foundation. Many campers also solicit financial aid from local charities and service organizations like the Lions Clubs, Rotary International, Kiwanis, Eagles, or Elks. Others campers crowdfund their fee using our web tools (find them below).

Financial aid is also available through the Gales Creek Camp Foundation's Campership Program. You must be registered for camp in order to apply for financial aid.

If you are concerned about the financial part of sending your child to camp, please consider the options below. Call or email our office at any time if you need assistance (contact info is at the bottom of the page). Our goal is to get every kid with type 1 diabetes to camp, and we will work with you to make this happen!

Financial Aid Options:

  • Monthly Installment payments: You can pay your camper's fee in equal installments each month. This option appears at checkout. Click here for detailed instructions.

  • Fundraise your camp fee: Let your family, friends, and community help send your kiddo to camp. You can create your own web page to tell your story--then share by email, social media, or text message. That opportunity is available when registration is open. If you're having trouble finding it, give us a call or email.

  • Sponsorships: Many community organizations are very supportive of Gales Creek Camp. The Lions Clubs in particular are great partners and "sponsor" (pay the fee for) many of our campers. Consider approaching your local Lions Club or other civic club to see if they can help. Find your local Lion's Club here. We are happy to work with them. If you don't know where to start, let us know and we can help. Please call or email our office. Find your Rotary Club here or your Kiwanis Club here.

  • Camperships (scholarships): Gales Creek Camp Foundation makes 'Camperships' available for those who need assistance. Camperships are "pay-what-you-can" and are awarded on a sliding scale up to 90% of the total camp fees. To apply for a Campership, click here and register your camper. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to apply for a campership. The process is simple and eligibility is clearly outlined. Please consider how much you can pay toward your camper's fee. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified when it is approved.

Eligibility Criteria for Camperships, as well as the current federal poverty guidelines, can be found here.

You may also submit paper versions any forms. You will find them here, or you can call our office and we will mail them to you. Please complete and return them to:

Gales Creek Camp Foundation

6950 SW Hampton St Suite 242

Tigard, OR 97223