ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM

 

LISTEN Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides need-based camp scholarships to Upper Valley children age 6-14 for one week of camp.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registrations for families referred by schools or other social service agencies start February 15th. Beginning April 1st, eligible families may self-refer by calling LISTEN to schedule an appointment.

Due to COVID-19, all summer camp scholarship appointments are available by phone appointments only. Additionally, some camp registration dates may change as camps continue to make plans/adjustments. However, parents can still make an appointment for approval of the LISTEN Summer Camp Scholarship whether or not a registration for the chosen camp is open. 

For first time applicants income verification for the household is required at this appointment (I. e. pay stubs, taxes, benefit documents, child support, etc). Health insurance cards & immunization records may also be needed.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Parents or legal guardians of a child age 6-14 years old at the time of camp attendance

  • Lives in our service area

  • Household net income (income after taxes and deductions are taken into account) must be at or below USDA program eligibility income guidelines. Click here to see the USDA program eligibility income guidelines for details.

FAQS

Q: I’m just over the income limit, is there anything LISTEN can do for me?

A: Unless you are experiencing out-of-the-ordinary financial issues (high medical bills, recent adoption costs, family loss, or household catastrophe), we cannot make an exception. We do encourage you to contact our Summer Camp Coordinator about applying to camps directly for assistance. You can also talk to a service coordinator about the LISTEN services without income requirements to help alleviate your bills. Call 603-448-4553, or email reception@listencs.org for an appointment.

Q: I’m a foster parent or a caseworker for a child in foster care but over income, can they participate in the summer camp scholarship program?

A: Foster parents & case workers do not need to show income verification but the foster child must live in the service area to be eligible for the scholarship.

Q: How do I know if I have a referral or not?

A: You would have been given a LISTEN referral form signed by your school or another organization. If you don’t have that form, you will have to wait until April 1st to schedule a summer camp appointment.

Q: What other resources are available for camp scholarships?

A: Below is a list of some of the camps which offer need-based scholarships, which parents can apply for in addition to the LISTEN Scholarship. If interested, parents can contact these camps directly for more information or visit their website: 

 

  • Montshire Summer Camp

  • Camp Farnsworth

  • Camp CCBA

  • Bethany Birches

  • Camp Wiyaka

  • Select Parks & Rec Camps

  • UVAC Splash Camp

Q: What are the camp options for the LISTEN scholarship?

A: We work with over 50 camps in the region, with activities ranging from exploring the outdoors, arts, athletics, and science. The following are just a few of the local camps the UV we frequently work with.

  • Local Parks & Rec Day Camps

  • Camp CCBA

  • VINS Nature Camp

  • AVA Art Camp

  • UVAC Splash Camp

  • Cedar Circle Farm Camp

  • Montshire Camp

  • Camp Wiyaka

  • Camp Farnsworth

  • Go Green Basketball 

  • Young Hacks Academy

  • Bethany Birches

  • Northern Lights Gymnastics

  • Tip Top Pottery

  • Camp Downer

  • Camp Moosilauke

Depending on timing, camp options may be limited due to session availability & scholarship funds available. Parents are also welcome to explore other NH or VT camps not listed here. Parents can visit camp websites for details on age eligibility, session dates, & activities.

LISTEN Community Services | 60 Hanover St | Lebanon, NH 03766 | contact@listencs.org | (603)448-4553

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