Summer camps and enrichment programs can be expensive for some families. For this reason, many generous non-profit organizations and their donors provide financial assistance to these families.
While Classroom Antics does not have its own scholarship program, we work with many non-profit organizations to fulfill scholarships and sponsorships to our STEM programs in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland-Akron regions.
Finding Sponsoring Organizations
Sponsors are hard to find, and finding a sponsor will take a lot of work on a family’s part.
You will unlikely find a sponsor by just calling an organization up when you are ready to register for camp. Instead, most sponsors have a long relationship with a family already. Organizations like Family First Councils and Board of Developmental Disabilities have camp funding for long-standing clients. If you have a relationship with one of these types of organizations already, start with your family’s contact person at that organization.
Many times, to be considered for an organization’s camp sponsorship or scholarship, applicants must live in a particular region, have a certain income level, or the applicant’s child must be acknowledged as having a challenge or disability. These scholarships and sponsorships are meant for the neediest of families, and each organization has their own guidelines for sponsoring children for a summer or after-school program.
Once You’ve Found a Sponsor
Congratulations on finding a sponsor! You’ve finished one of the hardest steps in enrolling your child in camp. However, you still have work to do to enroll your child in camp.
Classroom Antics camps require payment during registration. Sometimes a sponsor has processes you must go through to receive the funding. Those processes could include submitting a Purchase Order to Classroom Antics or having us Invoice them, filling out a form, or putting Classroom Antics into their system as an approved vendor. We will assist you in any way we can with this, but ensuring the completion of the work is the sole responsibility of the parent.
If Funding is Delivered After Camp is Over
Classroom Antics does not reserve a space for campers while funding is being processed by a third-party. If your vendor will not pay until after camp, you must “front” the funds for camp personally. You can do this by completing a normal camp registration and supplying your personal payment for camp. When funding is received by Classroom Antics, we can provide a refund of your original payment.