Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have a designated financial assistance fund for youth in need. Throughout the year grants are made from this fund to ensure all youth have the opportunity to experience the excitement of our camps.
Eligibility for a Campership?
Only youth who are registered members of the Northern Star Council, BSA. Adults are encouraged to talk with their Pack, Troop or Crew leadership if they believe they require financial assistance to attend any of our council run camp programs.
Where may I use a Campership?
Camperships can be used for the following council camps operated and staffed by the Northern Star Council: Cub Scout: Fall Day Camps, Polar Cubs and Cub Summer Camp; Scouts BSA: North Wind, Snow Base, Tomahawk and Many Point Summer Camp; National High AdventureBases include: Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier and Summit Betchel.
How do I apply for a Campership?
Follow the instructions to fill out and return the Campership Request Form found on this page in the related content section. Applications should be submitted before January 1 for winter camps; June 1 for summer camps and up to 90 days prior to any registered High Adventure Trip. Camperships will be awarded on a first come, first received basis and/or until funds are depleted.
How are Selections Made?
The following are considerations:
- Description of financial need
- Description of youth efforts to do fund raising
- Endorsement of application by leader of Pack, Troop or Crew
Notification and Time line?
Camperships will be reviewed, verification of need established and funds approved (if all information is accurate and verified) within 7 working days. When approved, the campership will be directly applied to your existing registration; notification is sent to the parent and committee chair of your Pack/Troop/Crew. (This will be via email or U.S. Mail if no email is provided)
How can I donate to the Campership Fund?
To donate to the Campership fund all you need to do is make a notation in the memo line of your check or a letter attached to your donation or if paying on-line, note that this is for the Campership Fund.