Sponsor clubs can raise funds for this purpose, districts can allocate money to fund exchange participants, or the participant can raise funds or finance the costs of their exchange. If the participant needs to raise funds, they may need an official letter of acceptance, official form, official thank you or other informational materials from the sponsor Lions club. This will assist the participant when approaching donors.
The finance committee establishes the camp budget. Methods of raising funds include contributions from clubs, contributions or gifts-in-kind from local businesses, and designated fundraisers.
According to Board Policy costs related to a youth camp will vary according to the program planned, travel involved, campsite selected and other factors, but should be kept to a reasonable minimum. Methods of financing international youth camps may include: