The mission of Summer Camp Scholarships: to send every eligible fourth and fifth grader in Washtenaw County to camp.
Who is eligible?
We don’t open our doors and hope that those with the greatest need will walk in; the federal government has already identified the families which are at risk, and those are the families we assist.
We use eligibility for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) as qualification because it reaches children in low-income families, foster children and homeless children.
The NSLP provides low-cost or free lunches to children each school day and has recently been expanded to include the summer months. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
Read about the National School Lunch Program legislation and its history at the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, and view Michigan’s application at Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application Form.