Is Financial Aid Available?

YES! We never want the cost of camp to be the reason a child is unable to attend. Through the generosity of a number of generous donors Holmes Camp & Retreat Center is blessed with the ability to offer significant financial aid.

Need-based aid will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until exhausted. Many churches also have aid available; please speak with your pastor.

For Summer 2023, in addition to Camperships for our own programming, Holmes Camp & Retreat Center will be offering need-based financial assistance to help young people to attend these select summer camps:

  • Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center: A faith-based summer camp located in New Jersey about 90 minutes west of Manhattan, Johnsburg has been serving youth and churches for over 60 years. Holmes & Johnsonburg are both affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), and share much of our history and core values.
  • SuperKidz Kamp: A 7-day residential camp experience focused on building confidence and leadership in young people. A long-time partners of Holmes, SuperKidz holds their residential camp program at Holmes Camp & Retreat Center.
  • The Wayfinder Experience: A week-long camp experience using cooperative story-telling and live action roleplaying games to foster social interaction and build teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills. We have partnered with Wayfinder for over 20 years to host their residential summer-camp here at Holmes Camp & Retreat Center.

 Want to help fund Camp Scholarships? 

Holmes Camp always welcomes help to send kids to camp this summer!

Camp makes an essential difference in the life of a child. Campers learn new skills, develop new relationships, increase their self-confidence and are exposed to new ideas and activities. At Holmes, campers are encouraged to explore and develop their authentic, spiritual self.

Campership funds allow us to subsidize the camp experience for campers and offer those in need scholarships assistance.

We would love it if camp could be free for everyone!

However, we are not in a position to offer scholarships without the backing of generous donors. The cost to Holmes to host a child at camp for a week is over $800

Please consider making a donation to Holmes Camp for the benefit of camp scholarships, enabling more young people to benefit from the many blessings that manifest through participating in camp. Your gifts will be used for as direct aid for those who need help with camp fees.

You can click here to make our tax deductible donation, or mail a check to to 60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes NY 12531. Please make checks out to “Presbyterian Conference Association” and write “camperships” in the memo field.