Every Person Benefits from Camp

Our financial aid program gives kids a chance to experience camp, environmental education, leadership programs and more.

We offer financial aid to participants and their families thanks to gifts from generous donors. When you give to YMCA Camp Thunderbird, you make our community better and change a life.


For Resident/Overnight Camp Only

How much Financial Assistance do we offer?

YMCA Camp Thunderbird offers PARTIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to attend our Resident Camp program. We do not provide Camp free of charge. The maximum Financial Assistance is 75%, which means that your rate would be no lower than $275 for a one-week session or $550 for a two-week session. Please only apply if you are able to cover this expense.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte members, your My YPricing Rate does not apply to our Resident Camp program. You must fill out this application and follow this process.

Thank you!

How does the Financial Assistance Application process run?

The Financial Assistance Application will be open from August 13-September 30, 2018. Applications are then placed in our lottery system and Financial Assistance offers will be sent out by October 20, 2018 via email. Families will have until October 31, 2018 to accept and begin the payment plans immediately or decline the offer. **New for 2019: families accepting a Financial Assistance offer will be required to set up a payment plan in October 2018.

Any applications submitted after September 30, 2018 will automatically be placed on our waiting list and you will only hear from us in the event you are pulled off the waiting list.

For more than 2 camper applications please complete another form.


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Camp Thunderbird Financial Assistance Application