Cost of Camp

How much does camp cost?

At Brigadoon, we understand the financial strain that a health condition or life challenge can have on a family, which means that every family has a different ability to pay. Brigadoon has developed a pay-what-you-can fee structure so families can choose a price that works best for them. All children will have the same experience no matter the amount that their family contributes. No camper in Atlantic Canada will ever be turned away due to their financial situation. Please note that families who are outside of Atlantic Canada are required to pay a set fee.

The full cost of camp incurred by Brigadoon and our partner organizations per camper (not incurred by families) is $1300. This amount reflects the most accurate cost to operate camp per child. It includes medical staff, counsellors, medical equipment, meals, accommodations, supplies and programming materials, etc.

When you log in to complete your registration, you will find the following payment options:


If one of the suggested options does not work for you, simply choose pay-what-you-can. You will fill out a form that asks how much you would like to pay and how you would like to pay it. We do not ask for any financial background information, whatever amount is entered is ok with us.

This information applies to all camps except for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime which is fully funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Payment Options & Schedule

There are also many different payment form options, cheque, credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or e-transfer. Many families also set up a payment schedule so fees do not come out in one lump sum. We ask that fees are submitted before your child arrives at camp.

Families are given the option of making equal payments OR paying the registration fee in one lump sum. If you would like to set up equal payments or an e-transfer, you can contact our Registrar, Sally Banks, at or, call toll free 1-888-471-5666 or 902-681-8100.

We encourage families to look into personal fundraising options for their child’s stay at camp. This may include approaching your local Lions Club, Rotary Club, church, etc. For more information on how to fundraise for your stay at camp, please e-mail our Development Officer, Lynn Stewart-Yuill at

Did You Know

You can claim Brigadoon’s Summer Camp fee as child care expense on your personal income tax under Line 214, “camps where lodging is involved” (read the note in Part A of Form T778, Child Care Expenses Deduction). You can read more information here.