Scholarships | Surprise Lake Camp


Let Us Help!

Since 1902 Surprise Lake Camp has been committed to providing wonderful camp experiences for children regardless of their ability to pay.  We consider this to be the cornerstone of our agency’s mission
We provide assistance for our families using a fee scale that is based on family size and income.  To apply, families need to:

  1. Complete the camper application (by logging into the Camp In Touch system) and scholarship forms listed below. 
  2. Submit a registration fee of $500 per session, per child.  If the family chooses not to enroll, the registration fee will be returned in full. 
  3. Submit their most recent tax return and W-2’s.
  4. Submit these completed forms:  Scholarship Application and IRS Form 4506T 

Families may also submit other supporting information and/or a letter explaining their circumstances if they feel this will be helpful in understanding their situation, but these things are not required.

Once the information is received, an interview will be arranged to meet the child and privately establish a fee with the parent(s)/guardian(s).  This interview is not needed for returning families and can be conducted by telephone for families who do not live in the greater New York area.  To apply for a scholarship, please print and complete the required forms below and mail them to Surprise Lake Camp, 520 Eighth Avenue - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, together with your check and income information.  You may also fax the information to 646-582-0138 or scan and email them to our registrar

If you have any questions, we welcome you to call us at 845-265-3616.  Our staff will be happy to walk you through the process!

Winter Address:  520 Eighth Avenue - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Summer Address:  382 Lake Surprise Road, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Phone: 845-265-3616   Fax: 646-582-0138   Email:  [email protected]