Financial Aid

SDES is a non-profit that relies on charitable donations to provide camp for all children with diabetes. Every family automatically receives a 30-50% subsidy as part of their reduced Camp Program Fee.  For example, the actual cost of Camp Seale Harris Junior Week is $1200 per camper, but the Program Fee for each child is reduced to $800.  This reduced fee is made possible by donations and sponsorships from caring donors and community organizations so that no child is ever turned away.

We want all children with diabetes to be able to come to camp. Some families are not able to pay some, or all, of their remaining camp program fees. For additional scholarship information or financial assistance to ensure your child can come to camp, request more information, or call our office at 205-402‐0415.

  • Join the 2020 Diabetes WALK for Camp Seale Harris to raise money and earn prizes at the same time! You can walk at one of our WALK events, virtually, or in your own community!
  • Employer Scholarship — Many employers cover diabetes camp fees for employee children.
  • Financial Need Scholarship Application—SDES offers income-based scholarships for all programs. Registration for a camp including a $25 deposit is required in order to have your scholarship application considered. Register online first to reserve your child’s place at camp. Full and partial awards are based on income (primarily below 250% of Federal Poverty Level), number of people in the household, and extenuating circumstances detailed in your application. Needs-based scholarships per child/family per calendar year (January-December) are available for both one overnight camp (children’s, teen, or Family) plus one day camp.  Support for additional camp sessions may be available through Diabetes Walk Sponsorships made possible by funds raised at the 2020 Diabetes WALK.
  • Sponsor Request Packet — Many local sponsors from your community, such as individuals, churches, civic organizations, and businesses, will help at your request. These sponsorship opportunities do not require a financial aid application and often involve only a phone call or request letter.
  • Payment Plan—Weekly or monthly