Tuition Assistance | Surprise Lake Camp

Tuition Assistance

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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 tuition 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 $250 per session, per child.  If the family chooses not to enroll, the registration fee will be returned in full. 
  3. Beginning this year in preparation for summer 2019 Surprise Lake Camp will be partnering with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to handle the application process for camp tuition assistance. Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. 

Families can apply online by clicking the FACTS link here:  SLC Tuition Assistance 

Please note that FACTS charges families a $30 fee to process the tuition assistance application. Upon enrollment, Surprise Lake Camp will add a $30 credit to your tuition invoice to cover this fee.

Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules and W2’s.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf format online.

Documentation can also be faxed to 866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below.  Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.  Your applicant ID will be created when you create your FACTS account.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE  68501-2524

Additional Financial Options

  • PJ Goes to Camp offers limited grants for a first-time overnight Jewish camp experience.
  • We also suggest families contact their local synagogue and/or Jewish Federation to inquire about scholarship opportunities for Jewish summer camp.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637 or feel free to be in touch with Abbe in the Camp office at 845-265-3616 or [email protected]

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]