Financial Aid Process

Other things to Consider
When enrolling your child in one of the YMCA’s summer day camp options, please also consider the following. YMCA want to make your child’s summer camp experience as successful and enjoyable as possible, providing him or her with positive memories to last a lifetime. For some children, they may need your help in making this goal a reality.

Behavior Expectations

The YMCA reserves the right to remove a camper from a program for violent or inappropriate behavior that causes risk to the safety of oneself, others or the environment.

Please provide us with any information necessary to help make this a successful summer for your child. This includes information regarding your child’s behavior and ways they can help make his or her experience a positive one. The Health History Information Form is one way to relay this information to us. YMCA need your confidence and cooperation in order to provide the best possible experience for your child at our camps.

Health History Information
State health codes require that all children attending camp have a record on file with the YMCA. These records must be updated each year. Please take time to fill your child’s form out completely. YMCA want your child to have a successful experience while at camp, and thus they rely on the information you give us.

Registration & Payment Procedures

Please complete all registration forms, including all camp weeks requested.
Make checks payable to: YMCA
Mail or drop off forms with deposit to:
Greater Portland YMCA
70 Forest Avenue, P.O. Box 1078
Portland, ME 04104-1078

Remember, incomplete forms or payments will be returned unprocessed and may cause you to lose your spot. Please note, camp enrollment is limited.

One child only per form. Please complete all sections neatly.

A non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit of $50 per week of camp (which will be applied towards camp) is required to hold the camper’s spot. Financial Aid candidates may apply without a deposit, but a spot in the program will not be held. Financial Aid candidates who pay the deposit may get their deposit back if they do not receive financial aid for a specific program requested. Summer Champs recipients must pay a one time $50 deposit that will be returned after completion of the camp program.

Your child’s age must correspond to the required age of each camp.

All changes must be made in writing, will incur a $10 change fee, and are subject to availability.

Balances for June starting dates are due in full by May 15th.
Balances for July starting dates are due in full by June 15th.
Balances for August starting dates are due in full by July 15th.

After July 1st, new registrations require payment in full. If your financial circumstances cannot accommodate our payment plan schedule, please contact Ondrea at 874-1111 ext. 206 to set up an alternative payment plan and/or credit card withdrawal.

Checks returned to us by the bank will incur a $20 charge. All future payments will have to be made with a money order, credit card or cashier’s check.

PARENT/GUARDIANS: If you are enrolling your child in any camps at Otter Pond Wilderness Day Camp, including Saddles & Swim, you must indicate your transportation preference on the transportation form in the registration pages, as all programs will originate at Otter Pond. It is important for the safety of your child that his or her transportation information be correct. Also, please complete the permission form included if you want your child to be able to walk home from the bus stop at the end of the day. Otherwise, your child will not be released from the bus unless a parent or authorized escort is there to pick him or her up. There is no extra charge for bussing or extended care.

Cancellations and Refunds
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tuition for campers who leave for behavioral reasons will not be refunded. For cancellations other than verifiable medical reasons, tuition paid in advance (minus deposit) will be refunded if they receive written notice with reasons for withdrawal within two-weeks of the start of program.

Tuition for campers who attend camp with lice or other infectious conditions will not be refunded, but the balance of the session may be applied to another comparable session after the child is deemed to no longer be contagious.

Confirmation Packets
A confirmation packet will be mailed to the parent/guardian upon receipt of the completed registration forms and required deposit. This confirmation packet should be kept with your records, as it is the only specific information that is sent prior to the start of camp.

You will receive a discount of 10% for each additional child who attends camp during the same session after the first family member is registered (10% off the lesser priced camp).

Summer Memberships
Summer memberships for children are $44 each, and are good for three months (June, July & August). This entitles the child to membership rates at camp and use of each of the Cumberland County Y’s three facilities.

With any questions about the registration or financial aid application process, contact Ondrea at 874-1111, ext. 206, or obebout