Algonquin Campership Award
Purpose of Scholarship
To provide financial assistance through campership awards for low-income children ages 8 to 17, especially those from upstate New York, to attend canoe-tripping camps in Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.
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Number and Size of Awards
Award amounts vary based on the group size and supply rental needs. Note: This aid cannot be used toward travel expenses.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may cover the cost of attending camp and/or necessary rental supplies.
For nonprofit organizations (including schools) with programs for youth who may be interested in attending camp in Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada during the off-season. Only the cost of attending camp and the rental of supplies are eligible for aid. Preference will be given to groups with diverse membership and limited wilderness experience.
The selection process is coordinated through the Algonquin Campership Fund Scholarship Committee. A committee comprised of alumni of the wilderness camps in Algonquin Park reviews applications and selects recipients. Note: The group selection process may include a personal or telephone interview with the trip coordinator by a member of the alumni or Algonquin Campership Fund steering committee. Once selection of the recipient(s) has been made, the Community Foundation is notified.
For groups attending camp off-season: Group applications are available below. Note: The group application allows for a request to support an entire group from a school in a district with need or individual students with need. In either case, one or more group projects describing what the members hope to experience from going to a wilderness camp will be required. Additionally, other information may be required.
Prior to applying for a group camp experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the application process.
Award Announcement and Payment
For groups attending camp off-season: Special payment arrangements must be made by contacting email@example.com at least two to four weeks before departing for the trip.
The Community Foundation mails a letter along with the award payment to the sponsoring organization of the group trip.
This scholarship is not renewable; however, groups may reapply each year they are eligible.
This award was established by alumni of wilderness camps in Algonquin Park who want to ensure that children whose families might not be able to afford the cost of camp have access to this life-enhancing experience.
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