YMCA Financial Assistance
As a part of YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s charitable purpose, we are continuously working to make camp more financial affordable for all.
John Island Camp Alumni and Friends Bursary
The John Island Camp Alumni and Friends Bursary is a new financing opportunity for campers and their families to attend camp.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the John Island Camp office.
The YMCA is dedicated to providing an experience that is accessible and open to all. If you want your child to attend summer camp, we want to do our best to support making that happen. The YMCA’s Financial Assistance program is designed to do just that. We offer special funding and extended payment plans for anyone who requires additional support with camp payments.
How do I apply?
The application can be found online here.
How long does it take to assess?
It is our customer service obligation to provide a fast response to your request, but incomplete information and missing documents will significantly delay confirmation and processing of your application. Please allow 3 weeks for your application to be processed, at which time you will be contacted at the preferred number listed on your application.
Note: We will cannot accept applications that are submitted within 3 weeks of the program start date.
Does my application hold my space in a camp program?
Submitted applications do not hold a space in a camp program. In order to secure your child’s space please allow for your application to be processed and payments to be scheduled. To immediately secure your space the full deposit specified to the program is required.
Get in touch with the Camping Services Office at (705)674-6171 in order to speak with a camp representative to develop a payment plan that works for your needs.
How Can I Contribute?
Financial Assistance is funded through generous contributions by camp families, camp staff, local businesses, and other community partners.
Our staff are here to answer your questions!
At any time, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 705-674-6171 or 800-465-9622 (toll free in Canada)