Township Offers Summer Camp Financial Aid

Deadline to apply: March 30, 2012


Enrollment in summer camp programs is well underway and for some parents who are working, in search of employment or in job training, camp is a necessity, and not a choice, for their children. To assist income eligible families, New Trier Township government provides a partial tuition assistance program that helps offset the cost of child care which skyrockets in summer months when students are not in school. 
"We have seen a noticeable increase in the number of residents in search of programs and services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency," said Supervisor Patricia B. Cantor. "The Township’s Summer Camp Financial Assistance program enables them to enroll their child in a safe, enriching program and provides them with peace of mind while they are at work." 

The program aims to assist families by providing partial tuition assistance. To qualify, an applicant must:
  • Have lawful custody of a child under age 13 who receives care in a licensed facility
  • Be a resident of New Trier Township
  • Be working full or part-time; attending school; and/or are in job training during the hours of the summer day camp program.
  • Meet income guidelines. For example, a family of four must have income equal or less than $52,000. 
For an application and additional information on the Summer Camp Financial Assistance program, visit or call the Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201. Applications are due March 30, 2012.

The Township also offers a financial assistance program for Day Care and Before and After School Care. Applications for 2012-2013 funding will be accepted beginning in July 2012. 
About New Trier Township
New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social-well being of Township residents.  Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield. The Township Office is located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or on-line at


739 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 P. (847) 446-8202 F. (847) 446-1743
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