Every dollar raised goes
directly to pay camp costs
Please note that you will
not be notified of a scholarship
until after June 1.
Does the SCF run a day camp? No. Children in the program attend any established day camp that their family chooses. The fund provides additional aid to help the family with the camp's tuition.
Who qualifies for this assistance?
Generally, Bergen County residents earning no more than 250% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Levels. For instance, in 2020, a family of four could earn up to $65,500 before taxes. Families with special considerations (families or children in distress, special needs, foster families, etc.) may have different (higher) income limits. Parent or guardian MUST be working at the time of reward. Child must register for four or eight-week session (family may register child before, during or after application for SCF assistance).
What is the application process?
Fill out the online application before the due date (May 10).
If you have any questions about the program, eligibility, or anything else please fill out the contact form to indicate your interest in getting more information and hit SEND.
Someone from Bergen Volunteers will be in contact (usually within a week) to answer your questions and begin the application process.
That office will be your main contact throughout the process, as they determine if you are eligible for the program.
If you are not contacted within two weeks, you may wish to contact Bergen Volunteers at 201.221.4705. Ask for the Campership Program coordinator.
What kind of camps qualify?
Programs must fulfill all the following requirements:
Established summer day camp (child returns home at least four nights a week)
No discriminatory enrollment or hiring practices
Full day program (minimum six-hour day)
Enrollment of 25+
Four and/or eight-week sessions