Camp Financial Support

We Know Camp can be Expensive

DID YOU KNOW? In 2023 DYS Hot Shots Camp was nationally recognized for our efforts to market and include low income campers by New Venture Fund. We are so proud to hold this achievement and are excited to maintain our promise of never turning a family from camp for financial reasons.

DYS is dedicated to providing opportunities for every family to send their child to Hot Shots Camp. We offer several ways to help you make camp fees less of a burden:

Low Registration Fee

While there is no cost to enroll your camper at Hot Shots Camp, a $10 registration fee is required to secure your child's spot. We are proud to keep registration fees as low as possible- if qualifying for a full scholarship this can be the only money paid, compared to $50+ registration fees at other area diabetes camps. 

Payment Plans

We now offer several payment options. If you are interested in one of these payment plans, simply contact the office and we will set it up for you:

  • 4 Month Plan – pay 1/4 of your fees once a month for 4 months
  • 3 Month Plan – pay 1/3 of your fees once a month for 3 months
  • 50/50 – pay 50% down and 50% before camp begins

Family Sponsors


All campers with primary health coverage through Medicaid OR Paramount Insurance are eligible to receive a full camp scholarship.

Full and partial scholarships are available to families who qualify. When registering, remember to complete the scholarship form if you would like to be considered for a scholarship, located with the registration forms on Campwise - the software we use to register campers. Proof of income from any parents/ guardians and a copy of the camper's insurance card are required to receive a scholarship. When you register your camper, look for the 'Camper Scholarship Application' under the Forms section in Campwise.

All submissions must be received by the scholarship deadline. Scholarships are contingent on participation at camp. If camper does not attend or is absent with no warning, parents and/or guardians will be responsible for paying back up to $50 of scholarship amount rewarded. If a camper cancels their registration 14 days or less prior to the beginning of their session, they can be responsible for a portion of their camp fees, up to $25. Exceptions can be made with prior authorization from the Camp Director with at least 24 hours notice from first day of camp.

Important Dates - Financial

Resident Camp:

Middle & Big Shots Resident Camps- Scholarship applications due no later than June 10, 2024

Day Camp:

Little Shots Day Camp Ohio- Scholarship applications due no later than July 1, 2024

Little Shots Day Camp- Michigan- Scholarship applications due no later than July 15, 2024

Camp Accessibility

Free Transportation to Resident Camps

DYS offers free transportation to our resident (overnight) sessions at no extra charge! Charter buses will be available to campers during check in dates in Toledo, OH. To take advantage of this opportunity, simply select 'Travel by Bus' in the Transporation section when registering your camper.

Hot Shots Camp Duffel Bag Program

We strive to make sure all campers have what they need to make the camp experience a memorable one. If you are unable to afford camp supplies such as sleeping bag, beach towels, flashlights, etc. please reach out. The camper's physician must submit a letter to DYS confirming need to be eligible for this program.