Both rounds of our Financial Aid have been completed for 2024! Thank you! 

Financial Assistance at Adventures in Writing Camp

Welcome to the home page for the AIW Camp Financial Aid Program. We anticipate offering over $40,000 in tuition assistance for camp this summer across the various sessions, though we expect assistance requests will exceed this amount. To have your application considered, please carefully follow the application process below.If you wish to help make Adventures in Writing Camp a reality for more students, you can help by making a tax-deductible donation to our financial assistance fund. To do so, please contact us at contact[at] or call 833-974-8366. On behalf of campers, their families, and our team, we thank you for your support!

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2024 Zubin Arora Foundation Scholarships

This year, we are honored and privileged that the Zubin Arora Foundation will be sponsoring eleven scholarships for children to attend AIW Camp.

Zubin Arora attended AIW Camp as a 3rd grader in July of 2015. He loved to write and he loved attending camps. While at AIW Camp, he authored the story Kirby and the Dark Time, inspired by the popular “Kirby” game series. Zubin was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma, CIC-Dux4, in 2016. After fighting it bravely for 14 months, he left his family, friends, and his dog in October 2017.

Zubin’s family created the Zubin Arora Foundation as a way to continue honoring Zubin’s kind, friendly and creative spirit. The Zubin Arora Foundation’s mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children affected by adversity. They sponsor and fund projects in the areas of children’s education, safety, health and wellbeing.

AIW Camp is honored to be able to play a small role in keeping Zubin’s spirit alive!

2024 Fair Education Foundation Scholarships

We are honored that the Fair Education Foundation (The FEF) is providing 5 need-based scholarships for students on the Monterey Peninsula to attend the Carmel session of Adventures in Writing Camp this summer.

The FEF seeks to address systemic issues in education by supporting and connecting young minds with opportunities for growth, creativity, and development. FEF aims to help students from all communities who may lack access to various resources and technology so that they may reach their fullest potential.

The Fair Education Foundation is active in supporting Monterey Peninsula Unified School District’s Music & Arts Programs, CSUMB’s Teacher Pathway Program, the Boys & Girls Club of Seaside and Salinas, among many other programs in the Greater Monterey Peninsula area.

Application Process

To be eligible for a scholarship, families must present proof of financial need. Accepted forms of proof include letters/proof of discount or reduced lunch, WIC cards, application to other programs for financial needs or a paystub. For your security, please do not submit tax forms or bank information with sensitive, personal information. You will be asked to upload proof of financial need as part of the application process.

*Please note that scholarship applications for the Menlo Park session are being handled by the Menlo Park City School District. If you would like to apply for a Menlo Park scholarship, please email Flor Espinal at [email protected].*

If you are applying for aid for multiple children, please complete a separate application for each child. If assistance is awarded, applicants will receive an email with their session (date and location) and assistance percentage, as well as enrollment instructions. Any awarded assistance must be used to complete enrollment by April 1st, 2024.

Assistance is offered on a % of enrollment cost basis. You may request 25% assistance, 50% assistance, 75% assistance, or 90% assistance. Please note that in order to support and accommodate as many families as possible, we anticipate awarding more 25% and 50% scholarships than 75% and 90%, though the total dollar amount of 75% and 90% scholarships will likely exceed that of the 25% and 50% awards.

Please note that financial assistance may not be applied to previously purchased camp sessions. Any refund requests for amounts paid for camp enrollment are subject to the normal cancellation policy. Submission of a financial aid application does not constitute acceptance into the program.

Application Due Dates

This year, we will be awarding financial aids in two rounds. Families interested in applying for a scholarship for their camper(s) must complete the online application process (below) by one (or both) of dates.

Round 1

Application Due: February 2nd, 2024
Award Date: February 9th, 2024

Round 2

Application Due: March 15th, 2024
Award Date: March 22nd, 2024

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Step 1: Login or create an account at

Step 2: Once logged in to your account, navigate to Manage Campers and add your child(ren)

Step 3: After your child has been added, visit to submit an application for this child. Note: you will have to submit multiple applications if applying for multiple children.

Step 4: Await notification of your award request