How Much Does Camp Cost?


 

Nothing! It’s free. For every single camper. But obviously it costs money to send 60 to 70 campers to camp for a week. Bethany Birches charges Camp Agape $445 for each camper. In addition, every camper is supplied with a clean sleeping bag for their stay, and receives a backpack with flashlight and lots of other camping gear, T-shirt, ‘hoodie’ sweatshirt, beach towel and back-to-school supplies. With administration costs such as registration packets, mailings and camper transportation, a camper scholarship in 2018 cost $585. In 2018, the entire program cost $36,987. It costs over $60,000 to keep a VT inmate in jail for a year.

In addition, every camper is supplied with a clean sleeping bag for their stay, and receives a backpack with flashlight and lots of other camping gear, T-shirt, ‘hoodie’ sweatshirt, beach towel and back-to-school supplies. These items amount to at least $100 per camper since we want to provide every camper with identical gifts. What with administrative costs such as registration packets, mailings, etc., we figure a camper scholarship amounts to $500 or $100 a day.

How much does Camp Agape cost? In volunteer time and love: priceless.

Camp Agape is funded through the generosity of individual donors, congregations, and the Fanny Allen Foundation.