Scholarships

As the responsible adults for our kids, we are all working hard to provide for those we care for. We come from different stories and have different circumstances. Winnarainbow’s values of Equity and Inclusion are to make Camp possible for every youth. Our tuition is the true cost of Camp. For all of our families we offer no-interest time pay plans. For those families that need assistance we have generous donors who realize the value of Winnarainbow and make camp possible for everyone.

The chart below is what we use as an income guide for granting scholarships. To see if we would be able to offer you scholarship monies take the number of people that your yearly income supports (the top row) and find your income on the left. “Eligible” means you could request an application. “Ineligible” means that we more than likely would not be able to offer you monies. BUT if you need assistance you can request a no interest time pay plan that let’s you spread out monthly payments (even beyond May 1st) and let’s you set the payment amount you can afford. If you have any questions please call our office or email osayande@campwinnarainbow.org.

Income is based on adjusted gross income from tax forms from your last filing. Additionally if you have a TANF, SNAP, FDPIR case # your income is eligible.

Income Guidelines
Number of people your income supportsJust the Camper2 people3 people4 people5 people
Income Range     
$0 to $21,978eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$21,978 to $29,637eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$29,637 to $37,296eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$37,296 to $44,955not eligibleeligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$44,955 to $52,614not eligiblenot eligibleeligibleeligibleeligible
$52,614 to $60,273not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligibleeligibleeligible
$60,273 to $67,951not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligibleeligible
$67,952 to $75,647not eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligiblenot eligible
Selection Process

A diverse committee of people who are closely connected to Camp Winnarainbow reviews and grants scholarship monies based on financial need and availability within requested sessions. Including your personal story for the committee is very important, even if you’ve been to camp several years, because the committee has people who might not be familiar with your camper. Your voice in this process is important.

The number of scholarships that are granted is based on the funds we raise each year. 

We welcome youth from every race, national origin, ability, gender identity, religion, political belief, familial or parental status, sexual orientation and culture. We strive to work closely with tribal communities, social service and other non-profit community agencies for recommendations. 

Co-Payment

Our scholarship program is a partnership between the camper families, the donors and Camp Winnarainbow. We ask for a co-payment from our families. On your application we ask you to offer a co-pay. The more you are able to offer, the better Camp is able to stretch its funds to admit as many children as possible.

How to Apply

We are making some changes to our application process.

Please fill out the application form here or click the apply button below. We will contact you within a week of receiving the application with next steps and to request any additional info we may need.

Screening will begin mid march and we will be notifying families the last weeks of march of grants.

NOTE: If you want to be screened to receive scholarship monies do NOT register your camper for camp through the Online system.

Sponsorship by the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Camp Winnarainbow announces the sponsorship of the SFSP.  Free meals will be made available to all eligible enrolled children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Children who are members of households receiving food stamps or benefits from a food distribution program on an Indian reservation, or are recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Children who are members of households receiving food stamps or benefits from a food distribution program on an Indian reservation, or are recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Children from households with incomes at or below the income eligibility guidelines attached are also eligible for free meal benefits.

Enrolled site:

Camp Winnarainbow, 50350 N. Highway 101, Laytonville, CA 95454

Meals are served at 9:00am, 1:00pm and 6:30pm starting the evening of June 19th, 2017 and ending before the evening meal on August 19th, 2017.