PALS is committed to transparency regarding our values, our work, and our vision for the organization.
With this in mind, we’ve developed a new model to illustrate program costs to all of our families. As many of you know, PALS has been subsidizing tuition over the past 5 years. For example, 2019 tuition was $1,400 while actual cost was $2,006 per camper. Our goal is that every family is able to pay what they can comfortably afford to attend PALS.
Tuition for the 2020 season is $2,062.* This number is the actual estimated cost per camper for our programs this summer. Based on our in-kind donations, the actual value of camp is $2,675. To see these numbers broken down, visit our tuition site at palsprograms.org/tuition. For the past 16 years, we have been committed to meeting 100% of all financial need for our families. That has not changed.
If you are able to pay the full cost of camp, we hope that you will do so. Otherwise, you will be able to select an amount between $1,300 - $2,000. For those wishing to pay less than $1,300, our reduced fee form is now part of the camper application for individuals to enter an amount between $0 - $1,300. If you have paid a reduced fee in the past, we are committed to providing the same level of support moving forward.
We are so grateful for the support and investment of each and every family as we work together to inspire a world of belonging. Looking toward a new decade, we can’t wait to see how the PALS experience will continue to change attitudes and transform lives.
*Tuition for PALS Wildwood 2020, a shorter program for individuals 25+ has a tuition of $1532