Financial Aid

Need-Based Financial Aid 

The cost of six weeks at Culver Summer Schools & Camps is competitive with the cost of most overnight YMCA or sports camps. We understand, however, that not every family can afford the full cost of camp. We also believe that no family should be deterred from applying because of the cost of tuition.
Through the generosity of Culver alumni and friends, we are able to offer need-based financial aid to families who qualify.  Examples of scholarship funds that support our need-based aid include, but are not limited to:
Sailrite Scholarship – Established by the Grant family to support campers and summer students from Indiana that are interested and will participate in sailing.
Ann Mercer Dise L’73 Naval Band Scholarship Fund – Established by the Dise family to support students, male and female, who are joining or are a part of the Naval Band.
Lumby Family Woodcraft Scholarship – Established by the Lumby family to support the financial aid of Woodcraft campers.

Awards of need-based aid depend solely on a family's demonstrated financial need and qualifications of the camper. Additionally, a significant financial contribution is expected of the family to cover costs such as the application fee, remaining tuition, transportation, uniforms and spending money. For more information or to apply for need-based financial aid please see below.
Merit-Based Financial Aid

Culver also offers Merit-Based Scholarships that are not tied to financial need. These scholarships have been created through the generosity of donors and are targeted children of certain ages, geographic areas, and interests and talents, e.g. band or horsemanship. For more information or to apply for a Merit Scholarship opportunities click HERE.
Families may apply for either need-based assistance, merit-based scholarship, or both. Questions about either process should be addressed to the Financial Aid Administrator by email at or call 574-842-8207.