Camp financial support

We Know Camp can be Expensive

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

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


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 and a copy of the camper's insurance card are required to receive a scholarship. When you register your camper, look for the '2023 Camper Scholarship Application' under the Forms section in Campwise.

There is a scholarship opportunity for all campers designed to help families lift the burden of additional camp fees in 2023. To be eligible for this scholarship, resident campers must submit a 1-page document explaining the following:

  • Why you are excited to attend Hot Shots Camp
  • What you have learned from camp in past sessions
  • What you hope to learn at Hot Shots Camp 2023
  • We ask Little Shots Day Campers draw a picture telling us what camp means to them.

    All submissions must be received by the scholarship deadline. Campers must be present to receive a scholarship. If camper does not attend or is absent, parents and/or guardians will be responsible for paying back the scholarship amount awarded. 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:

    • Apply no later than June 5th, 2023
    • All camp registration payments are due by June 12th, 2023

    Day Camp:

    • Little Shots Day Camp Ohio: Apply no later than Monday June 26th, 2023
    • Little Shots Day Camp Michigan: Apply no later than Monday July 17th, 2023
    • All camp registration payments for Little Shots Camp are due seven (7) days before the first day of your camp session

    2023 Scholarship Application Location: