British Columbia

Camp Fees Supplement

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Camp Fees Supplement may be provided to fully or partially cover the cost of attendance at a recognized camp for children of income assistance, disability assistance, or hardship assistance recipients or recipients with Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation.

This supplement can cover the camp fee for each eligible child or adult, up to a $200 maximum each. You can only get 1 camp fee supplement for each eligible child or adult in the family unit per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

Note: The amount of payment may change depending on program budgets.

In determining who is able to get this supplement, priority is given in the following order:

  • Children with mental, physical or developmental disabilities
  • Dependent children of long-term assistance recipients
  • Adults with developmental disabilities who are living in a residential care facility.

This is how the program decides whether a camp is ‘recognized’ or not:

  1. The camp must exist in the province of British Columbia (excludes camps located out of province).
  2. Camps can be day or overnight and may be offered by community centres, neighbourhood houses or other.
  3. Themed camps are acceptable and may relate to faith-based, music, arts, sports or other similar camps.
  4. Camping experiences where parents accompany children will not qualify for a camp supplement.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for this supplement, meet with your Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) who will assess your emergency need and provide you with expedited application.

If you are deemed ineligible for this supplement, your EAW will explain the reason(s) for this and clearly explain the options available, including information on the reconsideration process.

Last updated: April 8, 2021