Sliding Scale + Scholarships

Everything we do is offered on a sliding scale, and we want to make it possible for anyone, no matter what their circumstances, to be part of Parts and Crafts if they decide that they’d like to.

How it works

If you can pay full price, please do! Every dollar will go to pay hard-working staff and offset subsidized enrollment. If you can’t pay full price, we still want you at Parts and Crafts!    Sliding scale and scholarships are available for anyone who needs to use them.   

Sliding Scale + Scholarships

Sliding Scale Rates for Afterschool and CSCL

To help people make informed decisions, we’re including a suggested table of what sliding scale might look like for different income brackets.   These are suggestions, not firm numbers – we assume that people will make an honest assessment of their own financial situation which is unique from family to family. 

Afterschool 2017-19 Sliding Scale Chart

CSCL 2018-19 Sliding Scale Chart


Apply for Sliding-Scale and Free Camp 2019


Apply for Sliding Scale and Free Camp

Estimated Costs:  Depending on family size and total family income, we will match your family with either a free slot or a sliding-scale slot at 40%, 60%, or 80% of full cost. Full cost this summer is $650 for one session, which is two weeks, and $375 if you’d like to sign up for only a single week. 

Why are we having folks apply this year?  To remain fiscally stable and provide for as many families as possible, we need to better control and monitor our discounted rates so we can stay within budget.  Thank you for understanding and helping keep Parts and Crafts on its feet! 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use the sliding scale?  Look at the appropriate sliding scale chart for the program you are registering for to find your promo code.  If you are applying for a free spot, email for a unique code. When you are registering online, there will be a box to input that code. . There is no separate application for sliding scale and we assume that people will be honest about their financial situation when using these codes.

When should I consider using the sliding scale? If you fall within the suggested income brackets. If you’re sending more than one kid to Parts and Crafts, or planning to come for more than one session. If it would otherwise be useful for you to do so. If you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise experiencing financial difficulty. We ask that people not use explicitly use the sliding scale to offset more expensive camp or independent school options elsewhere (we know that child care is expensive – but we also think we’re worth it!)

Am I eligible for a free spot?   If you are eligible for free lunch (roughly $35,000 total income for a family of four) you are eligible for a free spot in camp or afterschool. For a more accurate estimate, please check the relevant sliding scale table above. We have a limited number of these spots available (10 per session), though we hope to grow this program in future.   If you’d like to come for more than 2 weeks, you can either pay sliding scale or email to be put on a waitlist for future sessions. 

Help us expand these programs!  

 You can support these programs by donating directly.  If Parts and Crafts has made a difference in your child’s life, consider paying it forward and helping to support these important programs!


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