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 $410 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. These items amount to at least $100 per camper since we want to provide every camper with identical gifts. With administrative costs such as registration packets, mailings, etc., we figure a camper scholarship amounts to $600 or $100 a day. The entire program cost about $36,000 in 2015. It costs $50,000 to keep a Vermont inmate in jail for a year.
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.