Pick Your Price…
Summer camp has great value in the life of a child and Aldersgate is no exception! Tiered pricing is intended to help families recognize the true cost of camp and then select the level of payment that is most appropriate for them. Families may freely choose to participate at the Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 level. Every child will receive the exact same camp experience, regardless of the level that is chosen. You choose what you want to pay! When you register (online or by mail), simply mark which tier price you want to pay. It really is that simple.
Why the Change?
For many years our expenses have been subsidized by Aldersgate and the Kentucky Annual Conference. Our rates did not reflect the true cost of camp. While our donors’generous support will continue to make a huge impact, rising costs and our past pricing model would become unsustainable over time. God is doing a great work here, and we want to ensure that generations to come will experiencethe love and message of Christ through Aldersgate’sministry.
In 2014, the Annual Conference camping ministry introduced a three tier pricing structure that encourages camper families to pay the true cost of camp. It has also allowed families to pay a lesser amount if they find themselves financially unable to afford the higher rate. While it is important that we cover our expenses, this cannot take place at the sacrifice of becoming an exclusive ministry open solely to those with greater financial means. While it is important we become self-sufficient, it is equally important we remain a place that truly welcomes children and youth from all walks of life.
Our tiered pricing is still well below the national average, yet the quality of our camper experience remains high!
So What’s With The 3 Tiers?
Tier 1 – Church Partnerships Make Camp Possible
At this level every camper’s fee is subsidized by churchpartnerships, generous donors, and other year round programs. We are glad to offer Tier 1 because it keeps the Christian Camping experience available to those facing financial struggles. We appreciate the generous churches and donors who make this possible!
Tier 2 – The New True Cost of Camp
Tier 2 is what it currently costs to provide this ministry. Electing to pay the Tier 2 price helps cover the full cost of providing a Christian Camp experience. If you are able to pay this rate, recognize the value of camp, desire to cover yourchild’s expenses, and want to insure camp has a solidfinancial foundation, then choose this tier. Last year Tier 2was a subsidized level of camp fee. This year it is where you’llsee the true cost.
Tier 3 – Paying it Forward
This is brand new, and it is a way for you to help those in need have the same amazing Christian Camping experience you provide for your child. This Tier covers the cost of your camp and helps offset tier 1 camper fees and those who require full scholarships. This level is about loving your neighbor!
* Prices for each camp may vary depending on the unique expenses incurred for that camp.
What Do You Get?
You receive healthy meals, snacks, and trained facilitators who lead your campers on quality adventure activities two to three times per day. Campers stay in provided lodging, receiving 24- hour care from carefully vetted counselors andstaff. Aldersgate’s two-deep leadership helps provide a further level of protection for your campers. Your children receive time away in a safe, secure setting where they can unplug and be themselves, while developing a closer relationship with God. They will experience a week of God- centered programs, instruction, discussion, and community. Campers receive a picture of their new camp friends. They will create memories that will last a lifetime!
Does Aldersgate provide scholarships?
Yes. Tier 1 is a form of camper scholarship due to the reduced cost to the campers. However, Aldersgate recognizes that, in the state of Kentucky, 26% of all children are living in poverty. For some minorities in our state, that percentage can be as high as 49%. There is a great need for scholarships in our community; therefore, Aldersgate does help provide additional scholarships to campers in financial need. Aldersgate’s policy is that NO camper will be turned away due to financial hardship. To apply for a Financial Hardship Scholarship you must contact Aldersgate directly at 606-723-5078.