Financial Aid Programs and Partners

Here at Acadia Mountain Guides we want to provide opportunities for all to get into the outdoors, participating in activities that will help to develop their skills and promote personal growth. For this reason we not only have our own internal financial aid program but also work with other foundations in order to help individuals get outside.


Circumstances are different for everyone. We ask those who can afford to pay for camp to please do so.  Acadia Mountain Guides offers options to those who want to attend camp but might not have the financial means.

  • Option 1. No Child Left Inside! Camper sends us a letter in their own words on why they want to come to camp and the parent or guardian should send an accompanying letter stating what they can contribute to camp. We will provide an appropriate discount and/or find sponsors to support this program.

  • Option 2. REENO Foundation. This is a scholarship program honoring Nick Ruschmeyer, one of our former camp leaders who died from cancer in 2020. He did a lot in his short life. Per Nick’s choice, AMG is one of four benefactors of his foundation’s funds. Our campers can apply for a scholarship to attend.

  • Option 3: Many businesses and organizations offer financial assistance for camp. Often, all you have to do is ask. Here are some ideas. Your church, synagogue, or other place of worship may have a fund. If the camper’s parent(s) or grandparent(s) served or are serving in the military, there may be funds available for camp through veteran’s groups. Other civic organizations and clubs, sororities, and fraternities, may have available funds.

Example of option 3:

The Lee Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides up to $300 in summer camp scholarships to children of Atlantic Acceptance and Maine Auto Credit customers. Deadline April 30th.