(AND HOW TO APPLY FOR IT)
Work/Trade Tuition Discount
This year, 18 campers will receive a substantial discount in exchange for working at camp. Most jobs involve cooking or dishes. We schedule the jobs so they generally conflict with only one class period and are valued at approximately $23/hour.
Work/Trade Tuition = $575 // About 14 hours of work for a $325 discount
To apply for a job, fill out the regular lottery application and pay your $100 deposit. Near the end of the form, you’ll be given an option to tell us you’re applying for a job and rank your choice of jobs from a list of those available.
Our Work/Trade Coordinator will draw names and assign jobs to the Work/Trade applicants around the end of February. If you are put on the Work/Trade Waiting List, you will automatically be entered into our General Lottery so you have the option of attending camp at regular price. If you prefer not to enter our General Lottery, let us know and you can choose to remain on the Work/Trade Waiting List ONLY. You may also request an immediate refund of your $100 deposit and withdraw your name from the list.
To apply for a Work/Trade Discount, click the registration button below. Pay your $100 refundable deposit and then, toward the end of the registration form, click the box that tells us you’re interested in a job.
MERIT & COMMUNITY DISCOUNTS
We also offer a small number of no-strings-attached music & community-based tuition discounts for first-time & returning campers (categories listed below). These are substantial discounts open to amateur or professional musicians of any age.
The application process is separate from the General Lottery and does not require that you pay a deposit or fill out the standard lottery registration application. Selections will be made by an anonymous committee that includes no camp staff. *If you received a merit or community discount in the past THREE years you will not be eligible to receive one this year.
If you are able to consider paying full price to attend camp, we strongly encourage that you register for the General or Work/Trade lottery today.
The anonymous review committee will not know if you’ve applied for the General Lottery during their evaluation process and it will not impact your chances of winning a Discount. But applying through the General Lottery will guarantee you have a shot at coming to the island even if you are not awarded a merit or community discount.
Discount Categories for 2018:
FIRST TIMERS’ IGUANA FUND DISCOUNT* (Tuition reduced to $300): For a first-time camper in need of financial assistance. This discount is offered thanks to the generosity of the Club Passim Iguana Music Fund, and the winner will be asked to commit to performance at the Iguana Fund Showcase in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday, April 9, 2018. Open to all ages.
SINGLE PARENT DISCOUNT (Tuition reduced to $300): For a single parent in need of financial assistance who shows excellence and curiosity in one or more relevant areas of musical study (Songwriting, American Folk Music, Acoustic Music). The winner is invited to attend with or without their children. Financial need may be taken into account.
COMMUNITY CONTINUITY DISCOUNT (Tuition reduced to $500): For one returning camper who’s a team player, focused on inclusivity, and interested in jamming. Open to all ages. Financial need may be taken into account.
APPRENTICE DISCOUNT (Tuition reduced to $500): For one returning or first-time camper who will get something uniquely beneficial from one or more of this year’s instructors. In your application, please reference the specific instructor(s) and what you want to learn from them. Open to all ages.
MUSICIAN OF COLOR DISCOUNT* (Tuition reduced to $500): For a musician who shows excellence and curiosity in one or more relevant areas of musical study (Songwriting, American Folk Music, Acoustic Music) and is also a person of color. Open to all ages. Financial need may be taken into account. This discount is also offered thanks to the generosity of the Club Passim Iguana Music Fund. Unlike the First Timers’ Iguana Discount, no performance will be required at the Iguana Fund Showcase (although the winner would certainly be welcomed there if available!).
WABANAKI MUSICIAN DISCOUNT (Tuition reduced to $500): For a musician who shows excellence and curiosity in one or more relevant areas of musical study (Songwriting, American Folk Music, Acoustic Music) and who belongs to a tribe in the Wabanaki confederation: the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot. Open to all ages. Financial need may be taken into account.
YOUTH DISCOUNT (Tuition reduced to $500): For one camper age 17 or under who shows interest and dedication to one or more relevant areas of musical study. Financial need may be taken into account.
BONUS DISCOUNT (1 or more): One or more extra tuition discounts for a runner-up in any of the categories listed above, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
*Thanks again to the Club Passim Iguana Music Fund for directly supporting the First-Timers’ Iguana Fund Discount and the Musician of Color Discount.
Applications for Merit or Community Tuition Discounts will be open soon.