Donations to the Camp Nebagamon Scholarship Fund (CNSF) support tuition scholarships at a select group of high-performing non-profit camps that demonstrate sound fiscal management and expertise serving youth affected by poverty, and intellectual and physical disabilities.
In the summer of 2019, CNSF provided tuition scholarships to 224 children and teens who received full and partial scholarships to attend camps with expertise meeting their needs. The Fund’s 13 recipient camps are located near campers’ homes and are mostly near cities where Nebagamon campers and alumni live.
Expertise serving youth with disabilities:
“For our son to have a place to go where he is completely accepted for all of his quirks and disability is truly the most amazing thing we have encountered in his lifetime! You have provided him with some positives in a life of limitations. He looks forward to this experience all year long. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
– Parent, Camp Courageous
“One of my campers grew up in an environment that wasn’t inclusive or patient with his disability. He was often left out of conversations because he has difficulty speaking. He is brilliant. Yet people labeled him as dumb just because they couldn’t understand him. Another camper instantly understood him. Watching them communicate with words and gestures taught me so much about the importance of community.”
– Counselor, Camp Wawbeek
Expertise serving youth who experience poverty:
“Thank you for making it possible for our children to have a safe place to escape, to run free, to breathe clean air, play, experiment and learn. This is the best gift our children could have.”
– Parent, Camp Bovey
“I used to be shy. Camp opened me up and took me out of that shell. Now I’m open to trying new things and doing more. I want to come back as many years as I can as a counselor because camp really helps kids. I like to see them grow each year. It’s rewarding to know I can be there for them and be that person they look forward to seeing each summer. Kids are given a lot of free time to do activities and be kids at camp, and they’re also learning a lot of life skills, like teamwork, confidence, and just being able to speak for themselves.”
– Counselor-in-Training, Sherwood Forest Camp