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ACA Camper Scholarship Program for Camps
Building Bridges of Understanding
The camp experience has the unique ability to break down economic, racial, geographic, religious, ethnic and social barriers. Camp celebrates diversity and promotes understanding. And open-hearted children become open-minded adults.
The American Camp Association invites you as an ACA-Accredited® camp to take an active role in promoting unity and an appreciation of differences among your campers. The ACA Camper Scholarship Program was designed to help ACA-accredited camps do that.
Each year, participating camps give scholarships to campers who cannot afford the entire camp fee and whose presence at camp will broaden the composition of the camp community.
Building the Bridge:
- If you are an ACA-accredited camp, you are eligible. You must submit a list of benchmarks by which scholarship recipients will be evaluated and selected.
- Solicit contributions from parents, businesses, organizations and foundations. All donor checks must be made payable to the ACA Campership Program with your camp's name in the lower left-hand corner and may be sent directly to ACA, or you may collect and forward them.
Free brochures describing the ACA Campership Program are available for distribution in soliciting donations. Contact ACA's development department at 765-342-8456 or contribute@ACAcamps.org for brochures, applications or for general information about joining the scholarship program.
- The ACA credits funds received to your camp's account and routes a donor acknowledgment for each gift back to you so you can attach a personal "thank you" to the donor. Note: Camp owners and operators may not make contributions to their own camp's scholarship fund.
- Select your scholarship recipients. Camp directors mu