Camp Fire Inland Northwest | Light the fire within!

Financial Assistance

Camp Fire Inland Northwest wants to help as many youth as they can  to experience camp and find their spark. Camp scholarships are provided for families who are financially unable to pay the full fee. Scholarships are funded by United Way of Spokane County, United Way of North Idaho, the Henry Day Neewahlu Trust, and Camp Fire Inland Northwest's donors.


Financial assistance applications will open December 1st, 2023. Be on the lookout for more information to come!

Important Financial Assistance Application Dates

December 1st, 2023: Financial Aid Application Opens

This can be found in your CampInTouch account under Forms & Documents. If you attended Camp in 2023, you already have an account. If this is your first time attending a Camp Fire Camp, you must create an account. Use the links below for either option. Creating an account does not apply your child for financial assistance. You still have to fill out the Financial Assistance Application in your account. You must also submit a proof of income using your 2022 taxes. 

January 17th, 2024: Application Closes

Families notified via email or phone call of amount of assistance awarded.

Family Acceptance Due

Families must respond with acceptance of financial assistance to the Camp Fire office via email or phone call.

Financial Assistance Put on Account

Families who accepted financial assistance have 7 days to complete registration for a Camp Fire program and utilize their financial assistance credit. We advise this in order for our financial assistance campers to avoid missing registration and being put on a waitlist.


Proof of Income Needed for Application Process

Please submit the first two pages of your 2021 Federal Tax Return.  This proof of income is required in order to complete your financial assistance application. If you are not filing your 2021 taxes, please contact the office for additional guidance (

If you need assistance or have questions about this requirement, please contact our office at (509) 747-6191.

Submit Proof of Income Here!


Other ways for your kids to earn their way!

Summer Camp is a great opportunity for you to teach your kids the importance of responsibility and working hard to be able to do the fun things in life! We've added a few simple ways that your kids can earn some money to assist you in paying for camp. You're welcome parents!

 Opportunities for assistance may also be available through Northeast Spokane Kiwanis' Camps for Kids program.
Click here to view their website for additional information.


My daughter just got back from Camp Sweyolakan; she can't stop talking about her week at camp. She was nervous, but excited to meet new friends and enjoyed how her group really got along; she had a great time with them. She really enjoyed getting to swim and create nicknames for each other. She thought the counselors were awesome, she enjoyed Miss Swimbird a lot. She felt like an adventurer from all the hikes they went on.

We appreciate the financial assistance so much. I hope to donate back in the future so that another family can have this experience as well. Thank you so eternally much.

-Camp Sweyolakan Parent

Camp provides my son with the opportunity to channel his energy from his ADHD in healthy and fun ways. He has the opportunity to make friends, grow, and learn. The memories my son makes at camp will be with him for years to come. I will never forget the smile on his face the day he passed his swim test! Or the first letter he received from Pluto, the special talking tree. I appreciate the scholarship program and donors immensely. Without the help of donors I would not have been able to afford to send our son to camp while I myself am attending college. The donations make it possible!

-Camp Dart-Lo Parent

Camp Fire Inland Northwest believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience camp and find their spark.

Camp scholarships are provided for families who are financially unable to pay the full fee for attending camp. Camp scholarships are funded by United Way of Spokane County, the Henry Day Neewahlu Trust and Camp Fire Inland Northwest's generous donors.