Camperships are financial scholarships that enable churches to send children and youth to one of the Baltimore-Washington Conference summer camp programs.
Any church (UMC or other) may apply for Camperships. Summer camp ministry is an extension of the ministry of the local church. Campers may have a wonderful experience at one week of summer camp, but to reap all the benefits of that experience, they need nurturing and guidance in their Christian growth that their local church can provide all year long. For this reason, we do not allow individual families to apply on their own. Please get involved in your local church and ask your pastor or Camping Advocate to complete an application on your behalf.
Camperships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications are accepted beginning March 1, 2017.
Types of Camperships
There are 3 types of Camperships:
These are open to any/all campers and will generally pay only part of the cost of camp.
These are for campers who are eligible for School Lunch Assistance; these will generally pay only part of the cost of camp.
This application is open to campers whose families are in the greatest financial need and are receiving School Lunch Assistance. These camperships are between half or up to the full cost of camp.
How to Apply
General and Hardship Campership requests:
- Complete an application with all required information.
- Help to promote the summer camp programs and include bulletin or newsletter with THREE of the following:
Date Campership Offering will be collected* (Required)
Choose two of the following* (Required):
- Notice of Fundraiser for Summer campers
- Notice of Date to celebrate Camping Sunday
- Copy of Camping Sunday bulletin
- Article in newsletter/flyer promoting summer camp
- Mail application to:
Camperships PO Box 429 Churchton, MD 20733
Or email application and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Endowment Campership requests:
- Complete the Endowment Campership Application AND a Summer Camp Registration Form
- Mail both applications to:
Endowment Scholarship, Summer Camp P.O. Box 429 Churchton, MD 20733
Fax to: 410-867-3741 or email to: email@example.com
It is very important that we receive both the application and registration forms together to know which program the camper would like to attend. We encourage all applicants to list their top three camp program choices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a limited number of Camperships per church?
Is there a limited amount of Campership per camper?
|Full Week Program Maximum||Mini Week Program Maximum|
How do I know if a child is receiving School Lunch Assistance?
What about Extenuating Circumstances?
How/when will notifications of awards go out?
What if our church wants to register a group of campers, how should we do this?
If a camper registers for camp online, is the church contact person notified?
If I have a camper that cancels can I substitute another in his/her place?
If we have applied for a Conference Scholarship, and are still waiting to hear back, how do we calculate the balance due section on the application?
What other funding sources are available?
If you have further questions please contact us at:
Retreat and Camping Office
PO Box 429
Churchton, MD 20733
Phone: 410-867-0991 or 800-922-6795 | Fax: 410-867-3741