Scholarship Information

BASE Camp Scholarships

Summer 2024 Update:

 
Thank you for your interest in BASE Camp Scholarships. Our application for Summer 2024 is now closed. We will reopen the application process for BASE Camp Summer 2025 in January 2025.

 

“We love OPEF Programs. My kids are so excited each summer for BASE Camp and learn so much! They have also enjoyed Spoken Word programs during the school day”
— Local D97 Parent

Full Scholarship Award Information

To be eligible for a Full Scholarship, families must attend an Oak Park District 97 school, AND:
Meet the qualifications for free or reduced lunch (listed on the chart below according to family size) OR
Are experiencing significant financial hardship.

Full Scholarship Award Information

  • Scholarships for each child are limited to two weeks of full-day camp or four weeks of half-day camp, or any equivalent.
  • The REACH Sailing Camp will be considered the equivalent of a full-day, 2-week camp scholarship.
  • Extended Day scholarships can be added to extend the camp day in the morning from 8 to 9 am (early drop off) or from 3 to 6 pm (extended camp).
  • The maximum scholarship award includes camp fees, early drop-off and extended camp. The value of free lunch will NOT be counted toward the award.
  • Please note: Families will be considered ineligible for a 2024 scholarship if they secured a camp scholarship in past years but did not attend. We will work with any family to accommodate schedule changes, but we require AT LEAST TWO WEEKS NOTICE to cancel without penalty.

Household Size

Annual Income

2 $36,482
3 $45,991
4 $55,500
5 $65,009
6 $74,518
7 $84,027
8 $93,536

(For each additional family member, add $9,509)

Partial Scholarship Award Information

To be eligible for a Full Scholarship, families must attend an Oak Park District 97 school, AND:
Have an annual income above the reduced lunch qualifying maximum, and within the income range listed on the chart below according to family size. Consideration will also be made for families experiencing financial hardship (such as one resulting from medical illness or a recent job loss).

Partial Scholarship Award Information

  • Families who qualify are eligible for a 50% off camp fees.
  • Scholarships for each child are limited to two weeks of full-day camp or four weeks of half-day camp, or any equivalent. Additional camps will be charged at full price.
  • Early Drop-Off and Extended Camp will be charged at full price.
  • The REACH Sailing Camp will be considered the equivalent of a full-day, 2-week camp scholarship.
  • Partial scholarships will be awarded to families demonstrating the greatest need.

Household Size

Annual Income

2 $36,482
3 $45,991
4 $55,500
5 $65,009
6 $74,518
7 $84,027
8 $93,536

(For each additional family member, add $9,509)