Financial Aid

Financial Aid Applications for 2024 season are now closed.

If you want to apply to receive financial aid, do NOT register your camper through the online system.


We want to make the magic of Camp Winnarainbow work for your family!

We know families are working hard to provide fun and valuable experiences for their children. Camp Winnarainbow provides a couple different pathways to request financial assistance for summer camp tuition.

Payment Plans

Any family may request a zero-interest, time-payment plan to finance tuition. Register your camper for the session(s) of your choice and email the office within one week of enrollment to request a time payment contract. Indicate the amount you want to pay monthly and the payment date and return to the office to set up the schedule.

Financial Aid Grants

If the cost of Camp Winnarainbow tuition is inaccessible to your family, we offer tuition assistance on an application basis. If you want to be screened to receive financial aid, do NOT register your camper through the online system. Please follow the steps below, or reach out to for more detailed information.

How To Apply

The purpose of our financial aid is to assist families who would not otherwise have the financial means to come to Camp Winnarainbow. Financial assistance is granted by a committee of CWR alumni and administrators, based on a family’s need and availability. Camp Winnarainbow especially encourages BIPOC families to apply for assistance. 

If you have any questions please call our office at (510) 525-4304 or email

Am I Eligible?

Use the chart below as a guide to determine your family’s eligibility for receiving financial aid. If you have a TANF, SNAP, or FDPIR case number, you are automatically eligible to apply for aid.

Income Range1 camper2 campers3 campers4 campers5 campers
$0 to $25,776eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$25,776 to $34,848eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$34,848 to $43,920eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$43,920 to $53,016not eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$53,016 to $64,944not eligiblenot eligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$64,944 to $71,160not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligibleeligibleeligible
$71,160 to $80,256not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligibleeligible
>$80,256not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligible
2022 eligibility data from: [SOURCE]

How to Submit an Application

Our financial aid application window will open December 1, and requests for financial aid are made between December 1 – February 15 through our online application form

Your camper’s application helps our committee get to know your camper and understand your family situation. You and your camper’s authentic voice in this process is vitally important. You will be asked to submit a detailed personal statement and to provide information about your camper. 

After February 15, when the aid application closes, our screening committee will review applications and make aid offers. Application screening will begin in late February and we will notify families of grants offered during March and April.