This year, in order to continue to provide financial assistance to more Girl Scouts, changes were made to our financial assistance award amounts. We made the hard decision to prioritize serving the most girls with the funds we had available. This resulted in a reduction in the camp grant from $600 to $250. We realize this may cause some financial hardships for families, and we have put together a list of additional options that may be helpful in filling the funding gap.
Did you know? Girl Scouts can earn Cookie Dough through the Cookie Program that can be used towards camp fees. At the end of the Cookie Program, based on the number of packages sold, a Girl Scout can select to receive either rewards/experiences or Cookie Dough. Review the current program's reward options on the back of the cookie order card and/or in the Family Guide and ensure your camper's reward choices are communicated to the Troop Product Manager by the program deadline.
Sample of possible Cookie Dough earnings:
400 Cookie Boxes = $50 Cookie Dough
500 Cookie Boxes = $100 Cookie Dough
600 Cookie Boxes = $150 Cookie Dough
Girl Scouts who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie or Fall Product Programs, can earn additional money for Girl Scout activities, including camp programs. Campers and their supporting adults should review the following documents prior to submitting a money-earning activity application. All activities must be approved prior to getting started.
Troops can decide what to do with money earned through Product Program or money-earning activities, and that includes supporting troop members who would otherwise be unable to afford the full cost of camp.
Payment Installment Options
Did you know that you don’t have to pay for camp all at once? As long as you pay your $25 deposit, your spot is reserved at camp. So long as you've paid in full by May 19, 2020, you can make any type of installments you want, for any amount that you are able to make each time. Payments can be made online through CampMinder, but can also be done over the phone or via mail. However, if you don’t pay in full by May 19, your camper’s spot will be released, and, unfortunately, we won’t be able to issue a refund after that point.
We recognize that extenuating circumstances may exist that fall outside our eligibility guidelines.
If your family is experiencing any of the following situations: homelessness, foster care, recent change in family structure, recent job loss, significant illness, natural disaster (flood/fire) or extremely low income, please reach out to us using the email at FinancialAssistance@Girlscoutsww.org or mail a letter to GSWW Financial Assistance, PO Box 770, DuPont WA 98327.
In your email or letter, please provide us with a description of your family’s situation so that we may process your request based on our extenuating circumstances guidelines.