Why Three Prices?
Bethelwoods' summer camps are priced according to our three-tier pricing system. Bethelwoods realizes that each family it serves has a different ability to pay for camp. This system allows families to choose the price that is right for their family, while also becoming more aware of the costs associated with putting on a summer camp program for each camper. This program is voluntary and families are free to choose which tier suits their financial situation. If your family is able to choose a higher tier, it allows Bethelwoods to do more with the support get from churches and the community to further our mission.
Tier One is the historic rate for a week of camp. Bethelwoods has been able to charge this rate for camp due to tremendous support from all of the churches in Providence and Charleston-Atlantic Presbyteries and from the many individuals and families who give of their time and resources.
Tier Two is a mid-point between Tiers 1 and 3 and is for families who would like to suport more of their child's week of camp but do not feel like the Tier 3 cost is something their family can match.
Tier Three more closely resembles the true cost of each child participating in a week of camp. This cost factors in all of the direct costs of camp such as food, materials, equipment, and seasonal staff, while also accounting for hidden costs of camp such as utilities, insurance, and the depreciation of property and equipment.
When you register your child for a week of camp, you will be able to choose the tier that you would like to pay. Regardless of the tier chosen, each child at camp will receive the same experience. At Bethelwoods we want everyone to experience camp. If your family is sincerely not able to meet the Tier 1 price, Bethelwoods offers scholarships on an as-needed basis. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 366-3722 for more information.