It is our philosophy that all children should have the opportunity to go to summer camp regardless of their ability to pay. Through the generosity of many people we are able to make that happen. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the camp office at

There are no income requirements to receive this scholarship. You are asked to pay a deposit, which is a small investment on your part to cover a portion of the registration fees. When you go through the online registration process simply mark “pay after scholarship applied”.  We will adjust the fees for you and you can pay your portion by logging back in to your account or paying when you arrive at camp.

Winter Retreat Scholarships are also available by contacting the camp office.

Scholarship funds are provided by the Jackson Lee Vetch Memorial Scholarship fund.  Jackson’s family raises money each year to fund these scholarships in memory of Jackson.  If you would like to contribute to the fund to help other kids attend camp or if you once received help and are now able to give back, you can go to  to give.

Or if you have received a scholarship and would like to say thank you, you can send it to: Jackson Lee Vetch Memorial Fund, PO Box 105, Freeman, SD 57029