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2024 Campership Program

UPDATE We are happy to announce the creation of a new campership that will be given automatically to the first 1000 Minsi Trails Council Scouts going to Camp Minsi Cub Scout, Scouts BSA or Venturing/Sea Scouting Summer Camp in 2024.   The new “General Trexler Campership is funded by a portion of the proceeds of the sale of Trexler Scout Reservation, and is intended to directly benefit our council’s scouts. $75 per scout youth will be taken off the 2024 Camper Fee at Camp Minsi for Minsi Trails Council Scouts, so instead of $455 for a full week of camp the camp fee will be $380.   Scouts can also apply for our other camperships to further reduce the cost of attendance.  More info about those camperships is below. 

General Trexler Campership FAQ

Q.  What do we need to do in order to get the General Trexler Campership?

     A. Sign up for Camp Minsi!  That's it.  The Minsi Trails Council will handle the rest.

Q.  Is the General Trexler Campership available to Cub Scouts attending Camp Minsi?

      A. Yes, the General Trexler Campership is available to all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Sea Scouts of the Minsi Trails Council who are attending Camp Minsi.

Q.  Does Cub Scout Mini-Week get the General Trexler Campership?

     A. Yes, instead of $380, Cub Scout Mini-Week would cost $305.  Must be a Minsi Trails Council Scout.

Q.  How do I know if the Scouts in my unit will receive the General Trexler Campership?

    A.  After your Pack, Troop or Crew signs up for Camp Minsi, the Minsi Trails Council will put in a code for your unit.  On your next invoice from Doubleknot you should see that the discount has been applied.  

While the pinnacle of any Scouting experience is attending Summer Camp, the leadership of the Minsi Trails Council realizes the cost of providing this experience can be a lot for some families to pay.  Funds are available to assist those families who request help so that the Scout may have camping experience.  These funds are made possible by individuals and organizations who understand the lifelong impact Summer Camp has on youth. This assistance is provided in the form of a “Campership” through the application and review process.

 All applications are due by April 1, 2024  in the Minsi Trails Council office. 

Camperships Available

Minsi Trails Council Campership - Approximately $15,000 will be available in 2024.   This campership is available to any Minsi Trails Council Scout going to Camp Minsi Cub Scout or Scouts, BSA Summer Camp or a Minsi Trails Council Cub Scout Day Camp.  .  Download the application here Campership - MTC Form 2024

Ed Hughes Foundation Camp Scholarship Fund - Over $15,000 available in 2024 The Ed Hughes Foundation Camp Scholarship Fund was established to assist in making the council’s vision a reality by providing financial assistance to BSA registered youth of the old Anthracite District footprint to attend camp.  Scouts in these zip codes 18201, 18202, 18211, 18216, 18219, 18221, 18222, 18223, 18224, 18225, 18227, 18230, 18231, 18234, 18237, 18239, 18241, 18242, 18243, 18246, 18247, 18248, 18249, 18251, 18254, 18255, 18256, 18661, and 18985 are qualified to apply .  Download the application here Campership Form - Ed Hughes 2024

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church Camp Scholarship - $1,500 is available in 2024. The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church Camp Scholarship Fund was established to assist in making the council’s vision a reality by providing financial assistance to BSA registered youth of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church to attend camp. Applicants must be a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church 4102 S. Main St, Whitehall, PA and a BSA registered youth within
Minsi Trails Council.  There is $1500 available in 2024 for this campership.  Download the application here Campership Form - Holy Trinity 2024

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is eligible to apply?

A. Youth currently registered in a BSA scouting unit of Minsi Trails Council and will be participating in a Minsi Trails Council operated Summer Camp Program.  

Q. How much funding will be allocated?

A. The amount the Minsi Trails Cub Scout Resident/Day camp and Scouts, BSA resident camp camperships awarded will be based on financial need, as well as the amount of funding available to be awarded.  

It is expected that the Scouts receiving the camperships will make an attempt to pay part of their own way with participation in fund raisers at the unit and Council level.  The Scout may also save money towards camp costs by earning his/her own money. 

Q. How do submit the application for Campership? 

A. All applications should be mailed to the Minsi Trails Council Service Center.  Please ensure enough time for delivery prior to the application deadline:

          Minsi Trails Council
          Attn. 2024 Campership Committee
          P.O. Box 20624
          Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624

Q. Completing the application?

A. Youth and their families looking to apply for a Campership should download and complete the application.  Please follow all instructions.  Incomplete or illegible forms may not be considered. 

Q. What does it mean by "Camp fees used in calculation are based on discounted fee?"

A. When calculating the Campership request, the most discounted camp fee should be used. For example, the fee used for the calculation should be after any early registration discounts.  Ask your unit leader what fee you qualified for as a unit or if you have met the March 1 deposit deadline.

Q. When will the youth be notified if they have been awarded a Campership?

A. The unit leader will be notified mid May in writing whom with in the troop were awarded Camperships.  This allows the unit leader to coordinate with the Scout family any balances that are due prior to June 1 submittal (date for all payments). 

Q. Is there anything that youth need to do after camp if they are awarded a Campership?

A. Youth are asked to write a thank you note/letter to the Campership Committee.  These letters may also be shared anonymously with council leadership, those who support the Campership program through donations and support, and others who may deemed necessary. 

Q. If I am awarded a Campership, how will I apply to my camp registration?

A. Those attending summer resident camp and summer day camp will be notified through their unit leader (important to have the correct info on the application), as well as a letter sent to the family.  Information will be shared how we apply the credit(s) to the unit online roster of youth attending summer camp.  Those who will be attending summer day camp will receive on the final bill. 

Q. Can I apply for a campership for more than one program?

A. Due to limited funds available, it would be best to apply for one campership in particular.

Q. Should I submit my camp fees with the application?

A. Camp fees should not be submitted with the campership application.  Campership awards are not guaranteed and are based on funds available.  

Q. How can I support the Campership program?

A. Funds for camperships are raised through generous donors, as well as through the sale of the annual campership shoulder patch.  These patches are available at the front counter of the Minsi Trails Council Office.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Campership program, you may submit it to the Minsi Trails council and indicate that it is designated for camperships.

 

 

 

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