We are proud to be able to offer partial and full scholarships for most of our programs. Please see below for more information and eligibility requirements.

Scholarships are offered for the following programs:

  • ALL Bearskin Meadow Camp programs
  • Camp de los Niños
  • Spring Family Retreat
  • Spooktacular Fall Family Retreat

Primary Income Scholarship Parameters:

$35,000 or less
100% of camp fee

$35,001 to $60,000
50% with 1 dependent
75% with 2 dependents
100% with 3 or more dependents

$60,001 to $75,000
25% with 1 dependent
50% with 2 dependents
75% with 3 dependents
100% with 4 or more dependents

$75,001 to $85,000
10% with 1 dependent
25% with 2 dependents
50% with 3 dependents
75% with 4 or more dependents

Awards may be given to families who fall out of bounds of the listed criteria. In addition to the required income documents, families may submit documentation reflecting the following:

  • Multiple children with T1D
  • Unanticipated medical expenses
  • Recent job loss or reduction of employment (not reflected on 1040)
  • Loss or change in housing

Registration Fees:
All participants are required to pay a registration fee no later than 30 days prior to the start of a program. Bearskin Meadow Camp programs, Weekend Family Retreats, and Camp de los Niños require a $150 registration deposit, which can be refunded if the applicant does not qualify for scholarship and therefore can not attend. Payment options for registration fees can be selected under the scholarship section of your registration application. Please contact us with issues and/or concerns regarding this fee.

Required Documentation:
Financial Documentation must be submitted to DYF to show financial need within 7 days of completing the camper application and scholarship request. Examples of eligible documentation include:

  • Most recent federal tax form 1040 (pg 1 & 2)
  • Copy of medical aide
  • Letter from social worker stating family need
  • Proof that the camper is in foster care or group home.


To apply for a scholarship, please complete a camper application and request a scholarship within the application form. All scholarship applicants are required to submit income verification documents to determine eligibility. Financial documents may be faxed to DYF (925) 680-4863 or uploaded to our secure document link:


DYF Refund Policy:

A cancellation at least 30 days prior to the start of your camp program will result in a full refund minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. We are unable to refund camp fees within the 30 days prior to camp, as we have already done the staff hiring and purchasing of program supplies, food, etc. needed for your camper(s) to attend.

We strongly encourage all participants to purchase the 3rd party insurance package described here to protect your registration fees should you need to cancel within 30 days of the start of your camp program. The insurance package can be bought at the time of registration or here.