COVID-19 Response: Updates & FAQs

Campership / Financial Assistance

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The mission of the Campership & Financial Assistance program is to enable as many children as possible to have a summer experience by providing assistance to families who demonstrate genuine financial need. Youth Programs sets aside a limited amount of funding, and raises additional funding through donations each year. Today, through your generosity, support is available to many deserving children who attend camp.

Help Us Bring More Kids to Youth Programs

Help Us Bring More Kids to Youth Programs

Your gift will provide a one-of-a-kind  experience to children whose families may need support, and who deserve the opportunity to advance their learning and development just as much as anybody else when school is not in session. 

Great camps give kids the freedom to experiment, the opportunity to learn, and the confidence to connect.

Buy One, Give One Program

Buy One, Give One Program

We invite you to consider participating in our Buy One, Give One program to provide an Activity Box or Camp-in-a-Box to a child whose family may not currently be in the financial position to afford this opportunity. Simply choose the box of your choice from our ShopRecWell website, then enter "BOGO" in the Child's Name field as you complete your checkout. That's it! We'll take care of getting the second kit into the hands of one of our Campership recipients. If you're interested in receiving a box through this program, simply indicate that on your Campership and Financial Assistance request form.

Campership & Financial Assistance Request Procedures

Campership & Financial Assistance Request Procedures

Camperships and financial assistance applications are collected in the Youth Programs office, and funding is distributed on a rolling basis based on available resources. An interest list is collected for any additional funding that may become available after those resources have been exhausted for the year.

To Submit a Campership and/or Financial Assistance Request

Read and follow the guidelines, then submit all application materials together.

  • Complete the Campership and/or Financial Assistance request form.
  • Provide copies of documents to support financial status and request.
  • Camp registration and waiver form indicating first and second choices for programs.
  • Submit a payment of $10 (non-refundable) per child application fee with your completed application.

Campership Application Materials

Contact the YP Summer Camp office to request application materials by mail or pick them up at the Youth Programs office.

Return all forms and fees to: 
University Youth Programs, 104 St. Paul Gym
1536 N Cleveland Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108