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.

Scholarships are offered for the following programs*

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

*DYF awards a maximum of 1 scholarship per year per family.

DYF awards full scholarships to families with income levels at or below $45,000 per year.

Income at $45,001 and above will be considered for full or partial scholarship based on criteria such as:

  • Income level
  • Household size and number of dependents
  • County of residence
  • Receipt of government assistance (Medi-Cal, SNAP, etc.)
  • Diagnosis date
  • Recent job loss or reduction of employment
  • Loss or change in housing
  • Multiple children with T1D in the same family
  • Unanticipated medical expenses
  • Number of DYF programs attended (priority to first-timers)

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)
  • Proof of government assistance (Medi-Cal, SNAP, etc.)
  • Letter from social worker stating family need
  • Proof that the camper is in foster care or a 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.