Danbury Children First is offering scholarships for kids to attend Hillside Camp in Brewster this summer. Executive Director Linda Kosko says the children, age 3 to 15, must live in Danbury. Parents need to apply before April 22nd.
The scholarship will be based upon financial need, but also based on a child's particular circumstance. Scholarships are made possible by Danbury Children First’s partnership with Green Chimneys.
The Hillside Camp is located on 160 acres with fields, forests and streams, with an indoor swimming pool and gym, farm and wildlife center featuring over 350 animals, riding arenas, sandy canoe launch along the East Branch of the Croton River, archery range, playground and pavilion. Kosko says the programs are designed to help campers to learn, grow, make friends and have fun.
Parents must be willing to contribute at least $150 toward the cost for each 3-week session their child will be attending. The regular cost per session is $850–$1,250.
About 18 scholarships will be awarded in total. Application can be found online.