Camp Financial Aid

"My daughter had a great summer camp experience and was excited to go every day. I’m very thankful to Friendly Aid for providing the assistance I needed to send her to camp." 

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. In 2019 Friendly Aid provided funding to 63 children.

Due to the generosity of the Wellesley community every eligible child who applied was helped in 2019.  We are grateful to an anonymous foundation that match contributions up to a total of $10,000.  

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, are the top choices.

►We have been sending children to camp since 1942.