Financial Assistance

BB&N is honored to be able to offer financial assistance! Financial Aid is granted based on family income level using federal guidelines to determine need. We are currently working to secure additional partnerships with our surrounding communities and we hope to offer additional opportunities for financial assistance in the coming summers.  Stay tuned!

We Have 3 Ways to Receive Aid This Year!

Current BB&N Student

We are pleased to be able to support to our current BB&N students during the summer months as well. If your camper is a current BB&N student that also receives aid for tuition at BB&N (the school) we will match your school aid percent amount and apply it to your camp account:

  • You will be required to pay the deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
  • On April 1st, BB&N Summer will provide our BB&N School Financial Aid Office with the list of Aid applicants based on your registration.
  • BB&N may contact you for more information as necessary.
  • BB&N will evaluate, make a determination, and notify BB&N Camp Office of the status of your request for assistance.
  • If the BB&N Financial Aid Office has provided an award to your family, they will coordinate with us here at Summer Camp directly to ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously.
  • BB&N Summer Camp will notify your family either way via email once a determination has been made regarding your request for assistance.
  • BB&N contact: Summer@bbns.org

Watertown Resident

We are pleased to be working with the City of Watertown to provide scholarships to families in-need that reside in Watertown to attend Summer @ BB&N.

  • Please download this application for Watertown residents, complete and submit back to the City of Watertown as noted.
  • Once the City has been able to asses your documentation they will reach out to you to notify you of an award decision.
  • If you are given award you can simply register online for Summer Camp weeks at any time before June 1st via www.bbnsummer.com
  • Please be sure to answer the question regarding aid and check the drop down item that says “Yes, Im applying for aid via as a Watertown Resident”
  • You will be required to pay the deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
  • If an award is provided to your family, the City of Watertown will coordinate with us here at BB&N directly to ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously.
  • BB&N will notify your family via email once an award has been applied to your account.
  • Please note that no award can be applied or awarded until the applicant has registered for camp weeks and paid the deposit for each week and each camper.
  • City of Watertown contact: Peter Centola via email: pcentola@watertown-ma.gov
  • Learn more about the Watertown Recreation Department: here

Cambridge Resident

  • We are pleased to be working with the City of Cambridge to provide scholarships to families in-need that reside in Cambridge to attend Summer @ BB&N.
    • Please fill out this form if you are a Cambridge resident.
      We have changed the paper/PDF format to a google form for this year.
      If this is a challenge – and it is easier for you to print this form and fill it out, you can still do that and mail it to our office (135 Berkshire St, Cambridge 02141) or email it to us (aleavitt@cpsd.us).
    • When will I hear back?
      Applications (this form) will be reviewed three times:

      • Apply by the beginning of Monday, Feb 21st (Feb Vacation) you’ll hear back by Friday, March 4th (or before).
      • Apply by Friday April 1st  – you’ll hear back about scholarship funding by April 8th.
      • Apply by Friday May 13th –  you’ll hear back by May 20th.
      • If you are filling out this form after May 13th, please ALSO email us directly. If we have funding left at that point, we want to know you applied.
    • Once the City has been able to asses your documentation they will reach out to you to notify you of an award decision.
    • If you are given award you can simply register online for Summer Camp weeks at any time before June 1st via www.bbnsummer.com
    • Please be sure to answer the question regarding aid and check the drop down item that says “Yes, Im applying for aid via as a CambridgeResident”
    • You will be required to pay the deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
    • If an award is provided to your family, the City of Cambridge will coordinate with us here at BB&N directly to ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously.
    • BB&N will notify your family via email once an award has been applied to your account.
    • Please note that no award can be applied or awarded until the applicant has registered for camp weeks and paid the deposit for each week and each camper.
    • City of Cambridge contact:

Important Information

Regardless of the way you decide to apply for assistance, please be sure to take note of the following important information:

  • Families will not be awarded aid from more than one organization. Please apply to only ONE organization/process as noted above. We here at BB&N will manage the process to ensure that each family is represented with equity and consistency regardless of the route chosen for application.
  • We strongly encourage you to submit your aid requests as soon as possible and before May 1st. Applicants should understand that aid is provided on a first come first served basis and as such, the earlier you apply the better.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide aid to international families at this time due to the required submission of a US Tax Return for evaluations.
  • We will notify all applicants prior to the start of camp of any aid awards.
  • Families receiving aid will have until June 1st to pay for the camp weeks needed or request to have their camp weeks removed. If award is provided after May 1st, Aid families will have 2 weeks to pay for the camp weeks needed.
  • If the award is not what a family had anticipated, each family has 2 weeks from time of award email or until the morning of the first day of their child’s camp, whichever comes first, to request removal of any, part, or all, of the camp weeks they have registered with no penalty. IF the family notifies the Camp Office in writing with a request for removal from camp weeks within the above mentioned time period, a refund of the deposit will be made in full. IF the family fails to notify the Camp Office in writing of a request for removal from camp within the specified time period noted above, the deposit will not be returned, refunded, or transferred.
  • Financial Aid and Options: Although we offer financial aid for tuition of camp weeks, we do not currently offer aid for the purchase of Early Morning or Extended Day Options.

Learn About How to Register for Summer Camp