Campership Fund

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Youth Programs sets aside a limited amount of funding and raises funds from the community to provide assistance for families who demonstrate the genuine financial need for participation in summer camps.

The mission of the Campership program is to enable as many children as possible to have a summer camp experience by providing assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. Today, through donations, support is available to many deserving children who attend camp.

Terms and Conditions

November 2017 Campership Drive

Great camps give kids the freedom to experiment, the opportunity to learn, and the confidence to connect.

Your gift will provide a one-of-a-kind day camp experience to children whose families are not in the financial position to send them to summer camp, but who deserve the opportunity to advance their learning and development just as much as anybody else when school is not in session. 

For every $10 you donate to the Campership Fund during the month of November, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win early registration for Summer 2018.

If you donate on Give to the Max Day, November 16th, you will be entered twice for every $10 donated.


Campership Procedures

The camperships are awarded in a competitive round. Applications are collected until the deadline. After funding is distributed in early March, an interest list is collected for any additional funding that becomes available.

To Submit a Campership Request

Read and follow the campership guidelines, then submit all application materials together.

  • Complete the Campership request form.
  • Provide copies of documents to support financial status and request.
  • Camp registration and waiver form indicating first and second choices for camps.
  • Submit a payment of $10 (non-refundable) for the application fee.

Campership Application Materials

Contact the YP Summer Camp office to requests application materials by mail or pick them up at the Youth Programs office.

Return all forms and fees to: 
University Youth Programs, 104 St. Paul Gym
1536 N Cleveland Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108