Our Fee Structure
Updated January 30, 2023:
A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to ensure our medically-supported camps are safe & fun for all campers. We’re proud to be able to offer a state-of-the-art camp experience to children and youth living with health conditions and other life challenges.
One week of summer camp at Brigadoon includes costs to cover our medical staff, programmers & counsellors, medical equipment, nutritious meals, accommodation for campers and staff, and programming material for all our fun activities campers participate in.
Our team has made every effort to avoid increasing our prices for 7 years. It’s important to us that families of all means are able to access our camps. However, a 2022 analysis of our current costs showed that expenses have increased significantly due to various factors. The true cost for a camper to attend a week-long summer camp at Brigadoon is now $1,750.
As always, we understand the financial strain that raising a child with a health condition or life challenge can have on a family, which means every family has a different ability to cover the cost of camp. This has been magnified by the economic impact the pandemic has had on households.
You Choose What Works for You; Our Village Covers the Rest
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, we’re proud to offer a unique fee structure called, Pay What You Can. When you register your camper to attend one of our programs, you choose what you pay for their stay.
No questions asked, no judgment. You choose what you pay based on what works for your family – we’ll work with the community to cover the rest. All children will have the same experience no matter how much their family contributes.
No camper in Atlantic Canada will ever be turned away due to their financial situation.
In order to cover the basic requirements of the camp, we kindly suggest that each family consider a minimum contribution of $500.
*This information applies to all camps except for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes, which is fully funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and Camp JoinTogether, which the Arthritis Society fully funds.
We accept cheques, credit cards (VISA or MasterCard) or e-transfers as payment options. Payment schedules are also possible. We ask that fees be submitted before your child arrives at camp.
Did You Know?
You can claim Brigadoon’s summer camp fee as a child care expense on your 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.