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Financial Assistance

Thank you for considering Artscope’s Summer Camp Create scholarship program! We are ready to celebrate summer with our amazing group of dedicated artists, community consultants, and many more supporting visionaries. We can't wait to welcome all our campers!

Our scholarship program is designed to minimize obstacles for your child's connection to creativity and discovery this summer. We will not ask for income verification. We trust that families will take what they need, and that those who have the room to pay full tuition will choose to do so.

Our main objective is to provide young artists in the St.Louis area a space to gather with other kids and experience the magic of creativity, discovery, community, summer, and art. So, to meet the needs of our community, we are granting scholarships on a sliding-scale basis. This means you will have the opportunity to request a percentage off of your total cost of camp. Each week of camp is $350, plus $75 for a week of aftercare from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our discounts range from 10%- 90% off. To assist you in determining what percentage discount you should ask for, we've included some charts below.

If you need help; have any clarifying questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at

Though we cannot meet all needs, we are happy to provide support where we can. This can look like: assistance with navigating bus routes and schedules; lunches and snacks; behavioral support; and much more. We are proud to be affiliated with so many wonderful organizations in St. Louis, and love sharing our connections with as many people as possible!

This is a general breakdown of each tier and how we suggest quantifying or assessing your needs. This chart uses the total number of members in your household and your gross monthly income, which is how much money your household brings in all together before taxes. Based on where your income falls in the bracket helps determine which tier/ percentage off you should choose

For example, if you have 3 members in your household, and make between $3,500- $3,980 per month, we would suggest requesting 25% off your total cost of camp:

 How Much Should I Pay Based On My Monthly Income Before Taxes?


Sliding Scale Guidelines


Consider sliding up the scale if the following applies to you:

● You own your own home.

● You have retirement accounts, inheritance, and investments.

● You have a multi-income  family, with access to family money and resources in times of need.

● You have discretionary income for expenses like travel, dining out, entertainment, etc.


Consider sliding down the scale if the following applies to you:


● You are impacted by systemic and historic oppression.

● You support multiple family members.

● You live on a fixed income.

● Your financial circumstances would prevent your child from joining camp.

● You have a significant debt to income ratio.

“Summer Camp Sliding Scale.” Portland Audubon, 11 Jan. 2022,

Amount of Scholarships We’re Offering per Week of Camp

Scholarships will be given out in the form of a unique "discount code". We will provide this code based on your request, and scholarship availability. Once you have your code,  you can enroll your student via our website and use your discount code at checkout.

Thank you, and get ready for an incredible summer!

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