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Camp fees


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Sliding Scale System

In order to keep Camp Cosmos financially accessible to all families, camp fees are now on a sliding scale. Accommodating a child at Camp Cosmos costs approximately $250 per week, and fees paid by parents are supplemented by year-round fundraising. This year, we are asking families to take on a greater or lesser portion of the cost of their child’s time at camp depending on their financial status. Paying according to one’s available resources creates a more equitable, diverse and sustainable community we all benefit from. 


Our sliding scale payment method ranges from $50 and up. Negotiations for second, third and more children are possible, feel free to contact us to arrange this


Sliding scales are often based on individual income levels, with people of higher incomes paying more. However, many factors complicate and affect our financial status. For a general baseline of what to pay please start by consulting the chart below. Then, consider the additional guidelines, and choose an amount that feels right for you.


We are asking families to cover 50% or less of the total cost of accommodating your child at camp - if you can afford to, please think about contributing more than the suggested amount to help make it possible for other children to attend. If you are unable to pay any camp fees at this time, contact us and we will happily discuss accommodations. The amount you select will be kept confidential amongst the camp administrators.

Consider paying less on the scale if you…

  • have significant debt

  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance

  • have tuition/educational expenses

  • receive public assistance

  • have immigration related expenses

  • are a senior citizen


Consider paying more on the scale if you…

  • own the home you live in

  • have investments, retirement accounts, inherited money

  • travel recreationally

  • have access to family money and resources in times of need

  • work part time, by choice

  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education

*thanks to the Young Roots Farm, Radherb, Third Root, and the Kula Center for their contribution and work on developing sliding scale models.


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