Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Camperships For Scouts in North Hudson

Camperships For Scouts in North Hudson

Offered by Grove Reformed Church in North Bergen

The Paulsen Trust announced that they are ready to receive applications from families in north Hudson County that can use help in paying for summer camp. Please let Norman Kasser know if you would like a copy of the application form. In the past, Paulsen has been quite generous. Their deadline is May 15, 2016.

Who is eligible: Here are the restrictions as they appear on the form: "The camperships are available to children 16 years of age and younger, who reside in one of the following zip code locations: 07030, 07047, 07086, 07087, 07093, 07094, 07307. We will only provide assistance for children attending overnight camp."

Instructions for Cubs: Please do NOT use the Camp Lewis online registration system, since the final step will ask you to pay the camp fee. Instead contact Linda Vennik at the council office and ask her to register your son for Lewis, explaining that payment will be made later by the Paulsen Fund.

Instructions for Scouts: Let your Scoutmaster know that Paulsen will pay the fee. The Scoutmaster will then inform the Council when he submits his roster along with money for the other paying Scouts.

Some time prior to summer camp, you'll receive a letter from Paulsen with the "award" amount; that is, how much of the camp fee they are willing to cover, hopefully 100%. If it's not 100%, you'll have to write a check to the Northern NJ Council for the balance.

At the end of the summer: Paulsen will contact the Camp Director to verify that your son actually attended and will then mail the award directly to the Council.

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