Scholarship Fund / Financial Assistance
On this page you will find the option to donate to our scholarship fund, or to apply for financial assistance for a camp session. If you or your children have been to summer camp, you know first hand how critical that experience can be in their development. Acceptance, self-confidence, positive role models, friendships, independence, responsibility, and a love for the outdoors are just a few of the things that Farm Camp gives to campers. Donations to the Farm Camp Scholarship fund will send deserving children to camp that could not otherwise afford to do so. Now more than ever, children need the life skills, experiences and time in nature that camp provides.
Our program has a long history of funding camp tuitions through scholarship funding. With the help of the American Camp Association and many generous camp families and alumni we have helped bring more than 60 campers to camp over the last 5 summers. We are so grateful to all of you have have contributed to our scholarship fund, your donations have created camp experiences for many wonderful children!
Farm Camp has partnered with an outstanding non-profit group; The S.M.A.R.T. Program – Schools Mentoring and Resource Training and we are asking for your help to get their kids to camp. We have also created our own financial assistance program (application below), giving any families in need of financial aid for a camp session the ability to apply. When you are completing your online camper registration, you now have the option of contributing a tax-deductible donation to the Farm Camp Scholarship Fund. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Additionally, we have provided an opportunity to donate by clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button below.
Like no other youth activity, camp has the ability to shape life-long attitudes and behaviors. It is a place where children are treated as individuals and are encouraged to grow in a supportive environment that values diversity. In this intimate setting, children from all backgrounds learn to live cooperatively, and make close and lasting friendships.
Farm Camp Financial Assistance Application
The purpose of our financial assistance program is to increase access to summer camp. Now more than ever, children need the life skills, experiences and time in nature that camp provides.
All families, regardless of specific economic means or income levels, are welcome to apply. Please fill out the questions below to the best of your availability. There are no “right” answers to the questions. The questions are intended to get to know you, your camper, and provide the space for you to expand on why your camper would benefit from a camp session and how they would interact as a member of our camp community.
We highly encourage all Black, Indigenous, and other campers of color to apply. The camping and recreation industries have been historically discriminatory and exclusionary to BIPOC communities. We acknowledge that centuries of racism in the US are still engrained in all societal systems and impact everything, including summer camps. One of our financial assistance program’s goals is to expand opportunities to experience camp and maintain Farm Camp as a safe and inclusive space, where all members of our community are welcome and are enriched by a commitment to increased diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Increasing access to camp means specifically providing the opportunities for BIPOC campers and campers from marginalized communities to be able to join us at camp, without barriers.
The application will become available on January 15th, and the deadline to apply by is April 1st. We’ll do our best to get back to all applicants by May 1st for the upcoming camp season.
To apply, please complete the application below. The application can also be accessed using this Google Form link.
S.M.A.R.T – www.thesmartprogram.org
American Camp Association – www.acacamps.org