Financial Assistance

We are here to help.

Please do not allow the need for assistance to stand in the way of your son or daughter attending Camp Hertko Hollow. We fundraise all year long for your child and are honored to help in any way possible. Your child will greatly benefit from the experience and we are here to help get your child to camp!

Requesting Financial Assistance from Camp Hertko Hollow

If you do not have the resources to cover the full camp fee, Camp Hertko Hollow has funds available to assist with the cost.  Funding is limited so we suggest that you try to find sponsors in your community (see below).  However, if you are not able to secure funding through a sponsor you can request financial assistance from Camp Hertko Hollow.  Your request can be completed when you register your child through the on-line registration process.  You will also be required to provide the first page of your most recent federal tax return and/or list any extenuating circumstances that are hindering your ability to pay the full fee.  Both full and partial assistance is provided depending on your need.  No child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay so we encourage you to apply if you are in need.  Please note: requests for financial aid for summer sessions must be completed by June 1, 2017; requests for financial aid for Family Weekend and Teen Retreat are due by April 1, 2017.

Finding Sponsors

Families seeking financial assistance are encouraged to seek fundraising opportunities within their own communities as well. We recommend that you contact local service clubs, relatives, businesses, or other organizations to find sponsors for the full or partial camp fee. Local groups like Lions Clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Fraternal Order of Eagles are usually very happy to help---they just need to be asked. Often these clubs will pay the entire camp fee. Just look in the phone book under "Service Clubs", ask your Chamber of Commerce, or contact your health care team for assistance. If you are unable to find sponsors, we can help! See here for a sample letter.

Sample Letter Sample Letter (73 KB)

Sponsors should include their name, address, phone, and e-mail with the check so that we can send a thank you letter. All checks should be made payable to "Camp Hertko Hollow" or “CHH” and provide the name of the sponsored camper in the “memo section” of the check.  Camp Hertko Hollow must receive all sponsorship payments by June 1, 2017.

Selling Hertko Hollow Cookbooks

We also have a cookbook that families can sell to help defray the cost of camp, click here for more information.