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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 who demonstrate genuine financial need. Youth Programs sets aside a limited amount of funding, and raises additional funding through donations each year. Today, through your generosity, support is available to many deserving children who attend camp.

Campership Procedures

Camperships are awarded in a competitive round. Applications are collected in the Youth Programs office until the deadline. After funding is distributed in early March, an interest list is collected for any additional funding that may become 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


Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Campership Fund with us this year!

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. 

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