Our financial assistance can offer children the opportunity to attend some amazing camps for very little money.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society provides scholarship assistance to area children (Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties in WV, and Washington County in MD) from families in need of financial assistance. When awarding scholarships, we prioritize families whose children qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced School Lunch Program.
You can also help send a child to camp by donating to the camp financial assistance fund! Please be sure to indicate “Camp Scholarship Fund” in the Comment section.
Scholarships to Audubon Discovery Camp
Unfortunately, we will not be awarding camp scholarships for Audubon Discovery Camp in Summer 2020, due to COVID-19.
All persons who applied for camp assistance by April 3, 2020 (the original deadline for applications) will be notified about the status of their application by May 1.
If your financial situation meets our definition of those in financial need, you will very likely be awarded at least partial coverage for a camp session.
Do not register for camp if you are applying for a scholarship. PVAS will notify you by ASAP to inform you if you have received the scholarship and the scholarship amount. We will also provide you with a special link to a registration form for scholarship recipients. Spaces are held in each of our camps for scholarship recipients so that sessions will not be fill up before you receive your scholarship.
Scholarships to Overnight Camps & Educational Programs
PVAS encourages aspiring young naturalists to consider attending an overnight camp. These quality nature camps can be life-changing and provide campers with an in-depth nature experience.
A limited number of scholarships are available to attend overnight camps for youth ages 8, through teens entering grade 12. Campers’ families are responsible for transportation to and from the camp, as well as a portion of the cost up to $50.
Below are links to the websites of specific camps that are offered through the PVAS Camp Scholarship Program. Click on the name of the program for more information:
2020 Overnight Camp Offerings
Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall 2020 academic year. July 19-25. Based out of Morgantown, WV. Camper contributes $50.
Ages 11-15. Two-week camp sessions are June 21-July 4, July 7-21 (for experienced campers only), and July 29-August 11 (option to attend only first or second week). These two-week camps are located in Cooper’s Cove Wildlife Sanctuary west of Capon Bridge in Hampshire County, WV. Camper contributes $50.
Cancelled for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19 – West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp (Clark Dixon Scholarship)
Ages 11-14. One-week camp June 15-19. Located at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV, in Jackson County. Camper contributes $25.
Students entering grades 10-12 in the fall 2020 academic year. July 14-17. Chestertown, MD. Camp contributes $50.
All camps are based out of Experience Learning’s Spruce Knob Mountain Center (18 Woodlands Way, Circleville, WV 26804). Camper contributes $50 for each camp.
- Forest Explorers
- Ages 8-11. June 28-July 2 (Intermediate), July 12-15 (Beginner), July 26-29 (Beginner)
- Mountain Trekkers
- Ages 11-14. June 28-July 2 (Intermediate). July 26-29 (Beginner)
- Rivers & Rocks
- Ages 14-17. June 7-12 (Water Trail), June 14-19 (Wilderness)
Ages 10-15. Camp sessions are held July 12-18 or July 19-25. Located at Camp Giscowheco in Ohio County, WV, about 10 minutes from Wheeling. Camper contributes $50.
Cancelled for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19 – Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Camp
Ages 13-17. June 21-16. Syria, VA. Camper contributes $50.
Cancelled for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19 – West Virginia State Conservation Camp
Ages 14-17. One-week camp June 15-20. Located at Camp Caesar in Webster County, WV. Camper contributes $25.
Both programs are in Berkeley Springs, WV. Camper contributes $50 for each camp.
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