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Financial Assistance Information

Windham Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that financial assistance is now available for our recreation programs that happen year-round, including programs for seniors ages 55+, youth, family and adult programs, and summer day camp! Please see below for more information on each type of financial assistance.


Day Camp Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for Day Camp is available through the Town of Windham Social Services as well as the State of Maine (DHHS) Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP).

Town of Windham Social Services: Scholarships are available for eligible Windham resident families. To assist families with getting an idea of their scholarship eligibility prior to registration opening, we have uploaded the income eligibility guide which can be found here.

To apply:

  1. Register your child for your desired Day Camp schedule and pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot. Please note that this deposit is refundable until the registration deadline of May 26th.
  2. Complete a Financial Assistance application (available online or at the Parks & Recreation office).
  3. Schedule an interview with Rene Daniel by calling (207) 892-1906. Please note that financial assistance applications will not begin to be processed until mid-April.
Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP): Financial assistance is available through the State’s Child Care Subsidy Program.

  1. For income guidelines and application instructions, please visit their website here.
  2. Once you have submitted an application (or if you already have an approved application with DHHS), please contact us at (207) 892-1905 or parks& to have us assist with submitting a Child Care Provider Info sheet on your behalf.
  3. Once these materials have been submitted and approved, you will receive an award letter of your aid eligibility. Please submit this eligibility letter to us ASAP to retain on file. This process may be completed prior to the first date of registration.
We also accept payments from other sponsoring entities (CPS, Woodfords, etc.); parent/guardian is required to provide case worker’s name, contact information, and confirmation of eligibility at time of registration. Deposit may be waived at time of registration for anyone seeking financial assistance with proof of assistance eligibility covering the full cost on file. Note that financial assistance (including CCSP) may not cover your full cost of Day Camp, all remaining balances are due in full by June 2nd.


Senior Voucher Program (Adults 55+)

Windham residents ages 55+ are eligible for funding based on income and need. In order to maximize the number of seniors we can assist, partial subsidy vouchers will be awarded for 50% or 75% off the program fee. Fee will be adjusted at the time of registration.

In order to be eligible for this ongoing scholarship program, you must complete an application and meet with Windham Social Services to be approved. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a voucher; however, if you are awarded a voucher, it will apply for a full year for participation in any Windham Parks and Recreation senior trips or activities. 

In order to complete your application, you will need to schedule a meeting with Windham Social Services by calling 892-1906. If you have no means of transportation, this interview can be an ADA phone interview with the General Assistance Manager, Rene’ Daniels. You will need to bring with you:

  • Proof of residency (utility bill or lease or mortgage statement)
  • Proof of Income (Avesta Housing residents automatically qualify, so you’ll only have to indicate the Avesta Housing Complex in which you reside.)
Application and more information may be found online here, you may pick one up in the Parks & Recreation office, or you may call us at 892-1905 and we will mail one to you.

Youth, Adult & Family Voucher Program

In order to maximize the number of families we can assist, only partial scholarships consisting of a voucher will be awarded. Funding is very limited; awards are based on need. Voucher amounts are determined based on total program cost as follows:

  • Programs costing between $40-$75 are eligible for a $25 voucher.
  • Programs costing more than $75 are eligible for a $50 voucher.
  • Programs costing less than $40, no financial assistance is available.
  • Programs costing more than $100 will be eligible for financial assistance up to 75% based on need.
In order to be eligible for a voucher, you must complete an application and meet with Windham Social Services to be approved. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a voucher.

Application may be found online here, or you may pick one up in the Parks & Recreation office.