Realizing that families have different abilities to pay our camp registration fees, Bluestone is offering a voluntary three-tier fee structure. Simply choose the tier that is most suitable or comfortable for your family. All campers receive the same Bluestone experience, no matter which amount you choose to pay.
Three-tier pricing offers an opportunity for you to take an active role in supporting the true cost of your child’s camp experience at Bluestone. As you consider your family’s financial situation, please also consider the true cost of camp.
TIER 1: (e.g. $250 – $310 – $370)
This is our base fee for this year. In a “normal” year our fee would be $340.
You may be surprised to know that our lowest prices do not reflect the true operational cost to Bluestone. This rate is made possible by mission dollars given each year by the Presbytery of West Virginia and through our fundraising 501(c)3 Friends of Bluestone, Inc.
TIER 2: (e.g. $250 – $310 – $370)
This amount is a partially subsidized rate.
By choosing to pay a little more, you help support the ongoing summer camp ministry of Bluestone.
TIER 3: (e.g. $250 – $310 – $370)
This amount most closely reflects our true operational cost.
The price includes things like utilities, grounds upkeep, insurance, buildings maintenance, etc. By choosing this tier, you help us do more with the mission funding we receive. You help us make needed upgrades and repairs, and you enable Bluestone to grow in the future.
OUR GOALS WITH TIERED PRICING
Our goals are to provide high quality, safe, and inclusive activities for campers with opportunities for fun, fellowship and adventure; to challenge each camper to explore and grow in Christian faith; to build Christ-centered community; to provide an opportunity for partnership with those who value the impact of Bluestone’s summer camping ministry; and to preserve Bluestone for generations to come.
Once again, this program is voluntary and in no way influences the camp experience that children receive. Tier 2 and Tier 3 payments (less the corresponding Tier 1 amount) will be received and acknowledged as tax deductible donations to Bluestone. We believe that every child should experience the powerful impact that summer camp provides regardless of income. For this reason, we have the Molly Gant Scholarship Fund. If our fees present a challenge for your family, please contact us.