F I N A N C I A L   A S S I S T A N C E

art by Bev Severn

The BCWC community is committed to removing financial barriers and making camp accessible to everyone. Thanks to the generosity of campers, the success of fundraising events, and the support of the Reclaiming community,  there are several types of financial assistance.

We encourage you to organize fundraising events in your home community before camp to raise funds for individuals in need, including yourself, and/or to donate to camp for scholarships.

Please note: we are unable to offer assistance with transportation costs.

 

BC Witchcamp Scholarships (Needs-based financial assistance)

All of the funds raised for scholarships come from Witchcamp participants through generous donations and many unique, wonderful ways we raise money each year, such as the auction during camp, Vancouver Samhain, class tithing and individual donations.

Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, based on need, as identified by the applicant. There is a finite amount of money, depending on the budget. This means that although there is no deadline, you will have an advantage if you apply early.  You need to register and pay a deposit (minimum of $75) early as well, because we don’t consider scholarship applications till this is done. We work within an honour system and trust people to only apply in cases of real need.

How to apply: There is box to tick on the registration form; please also indicate there the amount you are requesting (up to $200 for most campers; work exchangers have a maximum of $100 so we can spread the wealth widely). You do not need to tell your story or prove financial need.

The registrar will contact applicants on receipt of their registration and deposit to inform them whether there are still scholarship funds available.

Scholarships need the initial deposit of at least $75 to seed the effort, and we are thankful for the members of the community who work for, and with, each other to help applicants over that hurdle.

Vancouver Samhain Spiral Dance Scholarships

Deadline for these two scholarships is Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Applicants will be notified by July 16, 2018.

Activist Scholarship – $400

One of the strengths of Reclaiming is our commitment to bring magick into the world, transforming consciousness. This is a scholarship for those actively involved in transforming local communities and the world. BC Witchcamp is a wonderful place for spiritual renewal. This assistance and recognition is open to those who work to create change for individuals and within systems. To apply, send an email to passiavcr@gmail.com.  Tell us about your personal form of activism, a bit about the benefit of this financial assistance to you, and how coming to camp would enrich your life and your work.

Jeff Hoover Introvert Scholarship – $400

In honour of Jeff Hoover, a beloved BCWC Organizer and Introvert, who passed into the Great Mystery of death in October 2013, this is a scholarship for Witchy Introverts. This is for the introspective ones, who regenerate alone; who feel most alive and inspired in quiet, simple environments; deep thinkers and observers; lovers of authenticity, creativity and spirituality; covert contributors. So often Introverts are over-looked. Here you are seen, you are valued and you are welcome. Let Witchcamp be a place to recharge your batteries. Nature and Magick await you. To apply, send an email to passiavcr@gmail.com.  Tell us about yourself, a bit about the benefit of this financial assistance to you, and how coming to camp would enrich your life.

Please note, first consideration will be given to new applicants who are black, indigenous or people of colour, new applicants, and those not receiving other scholarships.

Deborah Ann Light Fund

This fund, administered by the Bay Area Reclaiming group, is intended to support radical inclusion and spiritual development within Reclaiming. The scholarship is for people of colour, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming people, queer, youth and seniors to attend Reclaiming-style camps, trainings, and classes. More info, including deadlines, at https://www.bayareareclaiming.org/deborah-ann-light-fund.html

Work Exchange

Application deadline: June 1, 2018

A limited number of work exchange positions are available as a financial assistance option. Working on the team is a service to our community… and fun! Energetic, strong, versatile people required. Get to know the inner workings of camp! Work exchange covers 50 percent of the cost of registration. You can also apply for a BC Witchcamp need-based scholarship of up to $100.

We are looking for folks that are strong, energetic, versatile, team-oriented and reliable. You’ll be expected to work off and on throughout the week of Witchcamp. If physical labour and/or heavy lifting is a problem for you, you may want to consider applying for a needs-based scholarship or any of the other scholarships listed instead (see above).

How to apply: The registration form includes a space to indicate your interest and to provide information about your motivation and skills. All information is kept confidential. We welcome applications from both new and returning campers. We will let all applicants know the results as soon as possible.

Please note that we cannot consider work exchange applications until applicants have also submitted a registration form and deposit ($75).

Please note: financial assistance is intended to defray part of the cost of camp. We are unable to offer assistance with transportation costs.