The Greenwich Campership Program makes it possible for children from low income Greenwich families to enjoy a memorable and fun-filled experience at summer camp. Full and partial scholarships are available to many local day camps, as well as, a few sleep-away camps in Connecticut. Understanding the financial challenges faced by low income families, most camps provide discounted rates.
At camp, children have an opportunity to meet new friends, play sports, and participate in arts and crafts and other activities in a positive and supervised environment. A camp experience stimulates new interests, and helps a child develop resourcefulness, social skills and a positive self-image.
Special attention is given to parents who require continued child care during the summer months so that they can work to support their families. Camp placement is also dependent on the family’s financial situation and any special needs of the child. SeniorCitizens can also attend camp through the Greenwich Camper Program. They spend five days at the Salvation Army’s CONNRI Lodge, in Ashford, CT.
Seniors enjoy shuffle board, swimming in a cool lake, boat rides, international food festivals and other activities. Camp provides Seniors an excellent change of scenery and a chance to meet new people from throughout the region.
Children ages 5-14 and Seniors 55 and over, who are Greenwich residents, can apply for camperships. Information regarding special needs, residency and family income will be requested and reviewed by a Department of Human Services professional to determine eligibility for financial help.
Camp fees are funded entirely through contributions from community groups, businesses, corporations and individuals.
Camp Sponsor Amounts:
Sponsor a Senior $250
Sponsor a camper for two weeks $400
Sponsor a camper for three weeks $525
Camp Enthusiast $1000
Checks are made payable to The Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund, Inc. and sent to Greenwich Department of Human Services, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830