Camps Bursary Applications

2023 Summer Camp bursary applications have closed. We thank you for your interest, and encourage you to apply in the future. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when bursary applications open.

Thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters, we are able to offer bursaries to subsidize program fees, allowing our programs to be more accessible to as many youth as possible. We offer bursaries up to 90% and ask that parents/guardians apply for what their current needs are. We understand that these are unprecedented and financially difficult times for many families. As such, if you require financial assistance for your child to attend our programs, please consider applying to our bursary program below. Your information will be treated with complete confidentiality.

  1. We will receive your application, review it, and email you regarding its status within 3-4 weeks.
    Note: If you see the confirmation message on the webpage after hitting submit, we have received your application. You will not receive an email confirmation for your application.
  2. If your application is approved, register for the applicable program using the provided coupon code via the links below.
    If you are concerned about programs filling up, and have the ability to do so, you may register beforehand. If your application is successful, we can apply the coupon code retroactively in order to refund the quantity of the bursary to your credit card. However, we recommend that you apply for bursaries first before registering for a program.

Frequently Asked Questions

You do not. We reserve spots in all of our camps for bursary applications. After completing your bursary application we will try to get back to you within 3-4 weeks on the status of your application; please note that we receive hundreds of applications and need time to work through them. Once your application is approved we will contact you with a special code that will allow you to register and pay the amount indicated by your bursary. If you have already registered when you apply for a bursary we can refund you based on your bursary amount.

We’ll ask you to rank your top camp themes, and your top 3 week choices. We try to give everyone their top choices, but cannot always guarantee this is the case. We will also ask you to tell us why you would like a bursary and why your camper would like to come to our camps. We will not ask you to provide any financial information to us. Lastly, we’ll ask you about what size bursary you’d like. We can only offer bursaries that cover up to 90% of the camp cost.

Unfortunately at this time, Geering Up is only able to offer one bursary per child per camp season. We do offer clubs throughout the school year and your child would be eligible for another bursary in that program.

We will send you a special discount code that you can use when you register through our registration system Active. It’s kind of like using an online gift card! If you register before your application is approved, but your application gets approved, we can refund the quantity of your bursary to your credit card.

There are other bursary programs available for summer camps that could be used to fund your child’s registration fees at Geering Up. These are several for children in British Columbia:

There are also other camps in the area that offer bursary programs:

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