(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 lottery application below and fill out the required Work/Trade questions. Then submit and pay your $100 application fee.
MERIT & COMMUNITY DISCOUNTS
We offer a small number of no-strings-attached music & community-based tuition discounts for first-time & returning campers in the categories listed below.
These are substantial discounts ranging from $300 to full tuition. The winners are chosen by an anonymous Selection Committee that includes none of our camp staff. Amateur and professional musicians of any age may apply.
To apply for a Merit & Community Discount, fill out the regular lottery form and select the box that says you’re interested in one of these discounts. The additional application questions will then appear, and you’ll fill them out before submitting your final lottery application with the fully refundable $100 deposit.
The Merit & Community Discount applications will be considered by a Selection Committee before the regular lottery takes place. If you win a Discount, we already have your registration information and we will simply bill you for your balance (or refund your $100 deposit if you were awarded a full discount!). If you don’t win a Discount this year, we will automatically enter your info into the regular lottery unless you tell us not to.
If the registration deposit is preventing you from applying please email us directly to discuss other arrangements. Your answers will be kept confidential and will be read only by the Selection Committee.
*If you received a merit or community discount in the past THREE years you will not be eligible to receive one this year.
Discount Categories for 2019:
Please apply in ALL categories for which you are eligible. Our selection committee will award between 5-10 discounts to campers in one or more of the following categories.
FIRST TIMERS’ IGUANA FUND DISCOUNT* - For first-time campers 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 April 8th, 2019, at 7pm. Open to all ages.
SINGLE PARENT DISCOUNT - 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 - For returning campers who are team players focused on inclusivity, and interested in jamming. Open to all ages. Financial need may be taken into account.
APPRENTICE DISCOUNT - For returning or first-time campers 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. Check out our 2019 instructors.
MUSICIAN OF COLOR DISCOUNT* - 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 - 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 one nation in the Wabanaki confederacy: the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot. Open to all ages. Financial need may be taken into account.
YOUTH DISCOUNT - For campers age 17 or under who show interest and dedication to one or more relevant areas of musical study. Financial need may be taken into account.
One or more extra tuition discounts will be awarded to 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.