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Camp reimbursement instructions

You may be eligible for the reimbursement of your child's attendance at an accredited camp for special needs.

What do I need to do?

You must receive written pre-approval from the Adoption Assistance Program prior to submitting a request for reimbursement. The Adoption Assistance Program can provide reimbursement for up to 14 days of an accredited camp for special needs camp per fiscal year. (

The camp must be accredited as a special needs camp in order to be eligible for reimbursement and you must submit the following: (a separate request for each child is required)

  • Name of child
  • Name of adoptive parent(s)
  • Address, phone number, and e-mail address (if available) of adoptive parent(s)
  • Name of the camp along with a brochure from the camp identifying it as an accredited camp
  • Dates the child will be attending the camp
  • Cost of the camp

The request must be submitted in a timely manner to allow for processing. Notification will be provided approximately 30 days after it is received. If a request is denied, a notice will be sent. If the request is approved, an approval letter will be sent along with a camp reimbursement form, and instructions for reimbursement.

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