We believe that no one should be prevented from attending Mar-Lu-Ridge based on their ability to pay. Our mission states: We welcome all people to a mountain-top experience of Christian community that changes lives, makes disciples, builds friendships, and encourages care of God’s creation. Because of the strong financial support of our donors and friends, Mar-Lu-Ridge has always subsidized the cost of camp for everyone. The high quality outdoor ministry experience offered at Mar-Lu-Ridge incurs expenses related to food and utilities, insurance, maintenance, programming, and staff salaries. Our history of subsidizing the registration cost – and our generous Campership program – has enabled campers from a broad economic spectrum to experience a Christ-centered, safe camp environment. Camp families have differing abilities to pay. Since you know your family’s financial situation better than we do, we’re introducing a voluntary three-tier pricing structure in which you self-select the rate you can afford. How much does this great experience really cost? Multiple payment tiers illustrate the true costs at Mar-Lu-Ridge. Please consider selecting the highest level you can afford, knowing that, in doing so, you are enabling others to participate as well – and our community benefits from greater diversity.
Tier 1: Most closely reflects the “true cost” of camp.
Tier 2: Partially subsidized for families needing some support to make camp affordable.
Tier 3: Subsidized rate, supported through contributions from individuals and congregations. This is the price we have charged in recent years.
PLEASE REMEMBER: All campers receive the same high-quality camp experience regardless of the payment tier chosen. Your selection is completely confidential. Families needing financial assistance should select Tier 3 and apply for a Campership by submitting the Campership application found under “Summer Camp – Registration & Forms”.