Camp Financial Aid

Wellesley Friendly Aid is dedicated to giving children living at or near poverty levels an enriching summer camp experience. This program is solely funded by donations, with a major gift from the Wellesley Service League. Last year Friendly Aid provided funding to 67 children.

Due to the generosity of the Wellesley community every eligible child who applied was helped in 2018. Our goal this year is to raise $65,000, and once again a generous anonymous donor has offered to match contributions up to a total of $10,000.  Please find our solicitation letter here.

The parents are so appreciative of the opportunity for their children to go to camp. Here's one of the thank you notes we've received from a camper.

►Local day camps, including Wellesley Recreation Department camps and WINGS, the Town's academic enrichment program, are the top choices.

►We have been sending children to camp since 1942. Please help us continue this program.

For parents or guardians requesting camp financial assistance for children from preschool through grade 8, find the application here.