Summer camp financial assistance
- All,There are 2 programs available to help with the cost of summer camp for those who need assistance. The first is the Warren Wheeler Adventureship program which is run by the council. Here is the description from the web site, http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camping/General%20Info.htm#Warren_Wheeler
Warren Wheeler Adventureship Request- Application for financial assistance for all Patriots' Path Council summer camp programs, high-adventure programs (including Philmont, Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Summit Bechtel Reserve, and Sabattis Adirondack treks), NOAC, National Youth Leader Training, National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience, and National Jamboree. Finances should not stop a Scout from having the opportunity to take part in all Scouting adventures.
This adventureship program has been established so that Scout families will find these programs within reach. As with all Scout programs, it is based on the time honored principle that an individual earns his own way. By far the best way to acquire the necessary resources is for the Scout to begin a work and savings program far in advance.
See making high adventure affordable for more ideas about funding Scouting activities.The second is the Friends of Sabattis Campership. Both applications are attached. Neither requires extensive information, and all information is confidential. The Warren Wheeler application is due by 4/15/13 and the Friend of Sabattis is due by 5/20/13. If you have any questions please see one of the leaders.There is also a discount for siblings attending camp and for a scout attending multiple weeks of camp, it is as follows:
$50 per week discount for multiple weeks and siblings
•Each family pays the early or regular fee for the first week at camp for their first son. Take a $50 discount
for all additional full weeks at camp. The discount applies to all Patriots’ Path Council troop resident
camps and any PPC camp for individual Boy Scouts.
•The discount applies to any combination of siblings and weeks at any of our camps. For example:
-Two brothers attending Camp Somers troop resident camp – take $50 off
-One Scout attending Winnebago troop resident camp, Trail to Eagle and Backwoods Engineering – take $50 off of
Trail to Eagle Camp and $50 off of Backwoods Engineering Camp ($100 total savings)
-Two brothers attending Sabattis with their troop and Winnebago with their troop for a second week at camp – take
$50 off of the first week and $100 off of the second week ($150 total savings)
•Cannot be combined with Cub Scout camp discounts or Adirondack Treks.Please let me know if you have any questions.Ed Bumiller