YMCA of Southern Maine

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Financial Assistance & State Subsidies

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Both the Y’s Financial Assistance Program and the State’s Subsidy/Voucher Programs are resources to make sure your child is able to access our summer camp programs.

We are happy to help you in your decision making by discussing your options and answering any questions. A link to the Y's sliding scale is available below so you can determine roughly where you may fall. You can also review information on the various State subsidy programs and their qualifications. 

Y Financial Assistance serves a broader group of families, with fewer qualifications to meet.  However, for families who qualify, the State subsidy/voucher programs often result in a lower cost per week of care. We will support your family through either process, whichever is right for your needs.

YMCA Sliding Scale (to determine your camp fees with Y Financial Assistance)

State Subsidy/Voucher Programs (to view State options that may be available to you)

Completed financial assistance applications, or camp applications with subsidy or voucher programs, are due two weeks prior to the start of your first camp week. This will help ensure that your child’s paperwork can be processed in time for the start of camp. (We encourage you to complete this process as soon as possible; several camp weeks and specialty camps do fill up quickly.)

Financial Assistance Application
Subsidy Application
Otter Pond Transportation Agreement 

(Please complete and return the Otter Pond Transportation Agreement if you are applying for Financial Assistance or Subsidy programs and are sending your camper to Otter Pond Outdoor Adventure Camp.)  

If you have any questions, please contact your Camp Director.