Our Place Scholarship Program 2015

Thanks to  the generosity of our Fire & Ice scholarship dinner attendees, and of Rob Watson & the Lone Wolf Cafe in Amherst, we are able this year to offer 10 scholarships, which fully cover the $300.00 camp tuition.

If you would like to apply for the Our Place Scholarship, we ask you to send us (via emailed Word document to info@biocitizen.org):

—Your contact information

—Your child’s name, age and school

—A statement of interest and of need: that places your request for assistance in the context of these Hampshire County Census figures:

Median Income for 2010:

family of 2     67K
family of 3     83K
family of 4     102K
family of 5     105K

—Please indicate what session you would like to have your child participate in:
Wings: 6/29 (2 available), 7/13 (2 available)

**Wing sessions are designed for campers who want to explore awesome places, & learn and have fun, without being forced to go on hikes that are too long and hard. The general, but not strict, age is from 6 to 10.

Wings do not miss anything—in fact, one thing we know for sure is that the slower & softer we move through forests, fields and rivers, the more they open up to us. Expect 1/2 to 2 miles of hiking a day.

Sharpshins: 6/22, 6/29 (2 available), 7/6, 7/20

**Sharpshin sessions are designed for campers with more advanced field skills, which means they enjoy walking offtrail, can identify poison ivy/stinging nettle, & can stay fueled and hydrated without prompting. The general, but not strict, age is from 10 to 12. Expect at least 1.5 – 4 miles hiking a day.

Applications must be received by Sunday, March 22, 2015. Decisions will be announced on April 5, 2015.

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