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Tuition & Fees

Camp Tuition & Fees:

2024 Camp Lilac tuition is $950. A nonrefundable application fee of $50 per camper will be charged. 

Upon acceptance, the application fee will be applied to the total tuition amount. Tuition is due by July 6, unless other arrangements have been made in writing, or in the case of a late acceptance to camp (e.g., being admitted off the waitlist). Requests for such arrangements can be made to and approved by the Director of Finance. There is no prorated fee for campers arriving after the start of a session or leaving before its completion. 


Returning Camper Discount: $50 off tuition.

Sibling Discount: $50 off tuition for each sibling.



Change in Registration Fee (i.e., switching sessions following acceptance): $25

Bounced Check Fee: $50

Transportation To/From Airport: $50


Tuition and fees can be paid through your CampDoc profile. On the landing page, select "Account," then "Make a Payment or Donate." We prefer payments being made through CampDoc, but we can accept payment via Check, PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp. Please contact us at prior to using one of these payment methods.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our Refund & Cancellation Policy is available in our Policy Handbook.

Financial Aid

We are proud to have offered over $38,200 in need-based scholarships to 67 campers in 2023. It is our hope and aim that finances will never be a barrier to attendance, and financial aid is available. Aid amounts and options, such as scholarship, installment payments, and community aid, are individualized according to need. 

Our camper scholarship funds are primarily supported by individual donors. Click to learn more about supporting our campers.  Interested in sponsoring a named scholarship or specific scholarship fund? Contact us.

Financial Aid Process:
Step 1:

Apply for a spot at Camp Lilac, and indicate interest in financial aid in your camper's application. This question can be found under the heading "Questions For Parent/Legal Guardian."

Step 2:

Continue the application and interview process, and await your acceptance letter.

Step 3:

Complete the Financial Aid Application module within CampDoc. This will consist of providing proof of income, information about the number of members of your household, and an explanation of any special circumstances. 

Step 4:

Wait to hear back from Camp Lilac staff. We will contact families on a rolling basis as documentation is completed. To ensure consideration, please complete this as soon as it is available to you.

Scholarship Fund for People of Color

We are proud to launch the Camp Lilac Scholarship Fund for People of Color (POC), which exists to offset the disproportionate economic challenges faced by people of color, a term inclusive of but not limited to Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latinx, and multi-racial communities. This fund reserves additional aid for POC Camp Lilac applicants with financial need, so that even after we've exhausted our general scholarship fund, POC campers may continue to receive financial aid or increased award amounts. Prospective Camp Lilac campers can apply for this using the process outlined above, following admission.

Kaylee’s Kamp Foundation

Kaylee's Kamp Foundation is an organization that provides scholarships for LGBTQ+ youth to attend inclusive summer camp programs. As of February 2024, we are proud to share that Camp Lilac is now partnered with KKF to provide scholarships to our campers! With their assistance, even more campers in need of financial assistance will be able to join us at Camp Lilac. Prospective Camp Lilac campers can apply for this using the process outlined above, following admission. If you are eligible for financial aid, we will send you next steps to apply through Kaylee's Kamp Foundation.

Community Support:

There are a variety of ways to fund your experience at Camp Lilac, including the examples listed here. We highly recommend pursuing any opportunities that apply to you and might be a potential source of funding.

External Camper Scholarships

Some organizations offer funding opportunities specifically for summer camps. These may be national, regional, or local. You can start by searching online for “Summer Camp Scholarships” followed by your state, city, or other terms describing you and your identity.  If you have success applying to a scholarship, we would love to know so that we can share the option with other campers! Reach us at

Community Organizations

Local community organizations may be able to sponsor your experience at camp through exiting scholarship funds or upon request. 

  • Philanthropic / service organizations

  • Local LGBTQ+ organizations, including your local LGBTQ+ center or PFLAG Chapter.

  • Churches, Synagogues, or other affirming worship communities

  • School programs or affiliated groups


We recommend asking your therapist, guidance counselor, or other trusted adults at school if they know of any opportunities or organizations.


To aid in approaching an organization regarding funding, we provide a Community Aid Request letter, which can be brought to an organization's leaders to explain the importance of Camp Lilac. 

For campers in Ohio, we offer a version of the Community Aid Request letter specifically addressing recent legislation.

Social or Family Services

​There may be divisions of city, county, or state government services who provide funding opportunities to qualifying families. A good place to start is again with your therapist, guidance counselor, or other trusted adults at school.

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