Scholarship

How to Apply for a Grace and Joy Scholarship

Our value and mission is to make Camp possible for every young person so we are an inclusive, diverse community. We keep our tuition for Camp as low as we possibly can, charging our true cost each season. Every year we raise funds to be able to grant as many scholarships as possible. For all of our families we offer no-interest time pay plans. Please contact our office for more details or with any questions.

Please refer to the chart below to determine if you are eligible to receive a scholarship for Camp Winnarainbow.  Income is based on adjusted gross income from your tax forms from your last filing. Additionally If you have a TANF, SNAP, FDPIR case # you ARE eligible.

Income Guidelines 

Family Size household of 1 household of 2 household of 3 household of 4 household of 5
Income Range          
$0 to $21,978 eligible eligible eligible eligible eligible
$21,978 to $29,637 eligible eligible eligible eligible eligible
$29,637 to $37,296 eligible eligible eligible eligible eligible
$37,296 to $44,955 not eligible eligible eligible eligible eligible
$44,955 to $52,614 not eligible not eligible eligible eligible eligible
$52,614 to $60,273 not eligible not eligible not eligible eligible eligible
$60,273 to $67,951 not eligible not eligible not eligible not eligible eligible
$67,952 to $75,647 not eligible not eligible not eligible not eligible

not eligible



Selection Criteria

Scholarship Applications are available February 1st and due to our office with complete financial information by 5pm March 31st. A diverse committee of people who are closely connected to Camp Winnarainbow reviews and awards scholarships based on financial need and availability within requested sessions. We strive to have a camp that is balanced economically, racially and culturally. In particular, we seek to grant scholarships to children with creative abilities and talents who have few means of developing these skills and could not otherwise afford to attend camp at the full fee. The number of scholarships that are granted is based on the funds we raise each year. 

We welcome all applications from every race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status. We strive to work closely with tribal communities, social service and other non-profit community agencies for recommendations. 


Co-Payment

Our scholarship program is a partnership between the camper families, the donors and Camp Winnarainbow. We ask for copayment from our families unless your camper is homeless or at extreme risk. The amount varies and is based on the financial information you include in your application. The more you are able to offer, the better Camp is able to stretch its funds to admit as many children as possible.


How to Apply

If you believe you are eligible to receive a Grace and Joy Scholarship please request a Scholarship Application by writing an email to arainbow@mcn.org. Include your name, the name of your child(ren), your current email address as well as your current mailing address (required). Application period begins February 1st.

After we receive your email, we will mail you a paper application. The deadline to return your complete application is March 31st. 

Depending on availability, we may be able to accept campers outside of these time guidelines who are recommended to us by social service agencies. If you have any questions please call our office at (510)525-4304.

Sponsorship by the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Camp Winnarainbow announces the sponsorship of the SFSP.  Free meals will be made available to all eligible enrolled children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Children who are members of households receiving food stamps or benefits from a food distribution program on an Indian reservation, or are recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Children who are members of households receiving food stamps or benefits from a food distribution program on an Indian reservation, or are recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Children from households with incomes at or below the income eligibility guidelines attached are also eligible for free meal benefits.

Enrolled site:

Camp Winnarainbow, 50350 N. Highway 101, Laytonville, CA 95454

Meals are served at 9:00am, 1:00pm and 6:30pm starting the evening of June 19th, 2017 and ending before the evening meal on August 19th, 2017.