Camping Scholarships for Children and Adults

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. DSRC provides scholarships for children and adults to attend educational and recreational camps of their choice throughout the state of Michigan.

The camping experience is unique to each camper. Some camps simply allow the campers to play and spend time with others who have similar challenges. Other camps teach the campers fishing, archery, basketball, and arts and crafts. Imagine sleeping in a cabin for the first time or strolling along a woodland path. The experience at camp gives each camper a time to grow, experience new people in their lives, and ultimately develop life skills. In addition to helping the campers, the camping experience also benefits the families of campers, providing a much-needed respite.

Scholarships are based on financial need of the family. A financial statement and an application for financial assistance must be completed and returned to DSRC by May 20th. Please contact our office and ask to speak with our Camp Coordinator, Donna, to answer any questions or have an application mailed to you. You may mail the application to our agency, email it to or send it by fax to 989-895-3917. DSRC will pay up to $300 toward the camp cost for one session. The family is responsible for the rest of the camp fee. Scholarships are provided on a first come, first serve basis.