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There are three distinct types of financial aid available to summer camp campers, and over 80% of summer campers take advantage of this aid. They are discounts, church stipends and scholarships. Because of rules that govern how CBD can give out scholarships, families cannot get both scholarships and a Sibling Discounts, but any other combination of discounts, stipends and scholarships works. Check out the information below to see if you qualify for a discount, stipend or scholarship. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact CBD or call (814) 667-2355.

Summer Camp Discounts!
Early Bird Discount - Everyone who registers in January or February qualifies for an Early Bird Discount - It's Automatic - It's built into the fee !!! - So Don't Wait, Or It Will Be Too Late! Rates go up starting March 1st.

Multiple Siblings Discount - If there are two or more children attending CBD summer camps from one family, and you are not asking for a scholarship, the family may request an additional $25 discount for each child attending a week-long camp, a $15 discount off Pioneer or Caving Camp, or a $10 discount off Tenderfoot or Kiddie Camp. One Sibling Discount per child per summer. Sorry - no Sibling Discounts for Family or CIT Camp. The Sibling Discount comes off the family's portion of the fee - not the churches. That's extra good for you! Register before March 1st, and your family could get both the Early Bird Discount rates and the Multiple Sibling Discount!

CIT Camp Discount - Any senior high age youth, grades 9-12, who is attending CIT (Counselor-In-Training) Camp, and signing up for a regular weeklong senior high camp (Youth Camp, Bike & Raft Camp, Sr. High Canoe Camp or Yough Adventure) may deduct half of their total fee off the CIT Camp fee.



Church of the Brethren &
American Baptist Stipends!

If you attend a Middle PA District Church of the Brethren or Central PA Association American Baptist congregation your church will typically pay 1/2 or more of the fee. Check with your Camp Representative or Pastor to find out how much your church pays, or Contact CBD - we'll let you know. Some churches not associated with Brethren or American Baptist will pay part of the fee too. (Ask; it doesn't hurt to try.) Stipends can be combined with discounts or scholarships. Your church will be billed at the end of the summer for their portion of your fee.


The CBD Youth Scholarship Fund is available for those with greater need. Camp has a huge fund and wants to help. You don’t have to be Brethren or Baptist. Aid is based on family income and the numbers of campers a family is sending. See the Family Income Tables on the Scholarship Application to see the minimum amount your family would need to pay. If your family is sending one or two summer campers to CBD and earned less than $60,000 last year you qualify. If your family is sending more than 2 campers and earned less than $70,000 you qualify. Only school age campers qualify for scholarships. Scholarships are not given for Kiddie or Family Camps, or adults attending Bike & Raft Adventure.

To get a scholarship, the family needs to complete the Scholarship Application page of the Registration Form. (If you are asking for a scholarship you cannot do online registration.) Mail the completed Registration Form to Camp Blue Diamond, P.O. Box 240, Petersburg, PA 16669. If your scholarship is turned down, your deposit will be returned.