Financial Assistance Program

The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who wish to enroll in the 2014 summer day camp program.

Financial assistance is only available to City of Chicago residents.

Applicants must provide proof of entitlement for the Chicago Public Schools reduced or free lunch program from the patron’s school. Applicants who do not participate in the school lunch program can prove eligibility by providing income verification (e.g., 2014 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC/TANF case #, a copy of a recent IRS 1040 form).  Information submitted is confidential.

If approved, financial assistance will cover half of the camp cost.  Patrons are responsible for paying the other half.

Applicants must bring copies of the required documents to their desired park at the time of in-person registration.

Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee a slot for day camp and cannot be used in conjunction with any other reduced/voucher programs.

Applicants that do not qualify for financial assistance may inquire about the payment plan option at their local park.