We are very excited to partner with the Town of Sudbury to share the Camp Sewataro experience with children in town who may not otherwise have the opportunity to access it. Our shared goal is for all of our scholarship campers to be prepared to truly experience and enjoy every moment of their time with us, and to work together to create lifelong memories.
Requirements: Scholarship applicants must be Sudbury residents entering Kindergarten through grade ten in the fall of 2023. Please note that there are a limited number of scholarship slots available in each age/gender group, and placements will be made based upon availability.
Attendance: Consistent attendance and participation is a critical part of the camp experience.
Bring to camp: Please send a nut- free lunch daily or you may purchase a Red Apple Lunch in advance. Please contact us if this presents a burden, and we will make arrangements to provide your child with a lunch. A bathing suit, towel, sunscreen for reapplication, flip flops or crocs to wear to and from swimming, and sneakers are required.
Transportation: Campers arrive daily via car or bus. Bus transportation and extended day options are available at no additional cost to scholarship campers, and must be arranged in advance with the camp.
Camp Day: The camp day is a busy one, with most days comprising two periods of swimming and four other activities, including team and individual sports, fishing and boating, nature exploration, and visual and creative arts. Campers should be prepared to engage in a wide range of experiences, both familiar and new. Sewataro is an outdoor camp and all activities take place outside.
Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Camp Sewataro:
- Campers are expected to contribute to a safe camp environment, using respectful language and appropriate physical behavior.
- Campers are expected to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays tolerance and respect for self and others.
- Campers are expected to follow all instructions from counselors and refrain from behaviors that pose a risk to self or others.
- Campers are expected to maintain a positive attitude when participating in activities with their group.
- Campers are expected to navigate varied terrain on an 8-hour daily basis.
As a traditional day camp, Camp Sewataro does not specialize in serving campers with special needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, trauma histories, and/or social-emotional challenges. However, we strongly believe in the value of inclusion, and are happy to make any accommodations that we can reasonably support, on a case-by-case basis. We ask that you please share as much information as possible about your child so that we can ensure that Sewataro is a good fit. Helpful information might include a school IEP or 504 plan, reports from a psychologist, psychiatrist, and/or speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral therapists. These reports and plans are highly confidential and will only be shared with the leadership team. The more we know, the better prepared we will be to make camp a successful experience for your child. Please contact Amy at (978) 443-3100 or if your child receives any accommodations, supports, or services (private or in-school) during the school year or if you have any questions or concerns about Camp Sewataro’s fit for your child, prior to submitting an online application.
Camp Sewataro – Sudbury Resident Scholarship – 2023 Criteria
As part of our commitment to our local community, Camp Sewataro is delighted to be offering a limited number of scholarships to the children of Sudbury residents! There are a few different potential scholarship levels available, depending upon the income eligibility guidelines below. Aside from income, we look at the number of children in the household and extenuating factors such as family member illness, family members in college, etc.
- Camper candidate must be a Sudbury resident.
- Income Eligibility Guidelines: Annual combined household income*:
a). of less than $100,000 AND household size of 2-4 are eligible for a 50% camper scholarship**
b). of less than $100,000 AND household size of 5+ are eligible for a 75% camper scholarship**
c). of less than $130,000 AND household size of 5+ are eligible for a 50% camper scholarship**
- Scholarships are limited in availability and must be applied for before December 31, 2022 for the 2023 Camp Season
**Availability in desired session is not guaranteed, as openings are limited based on camper age and gender
*The list below (How to Apply Items 1-3) will help give us a clear picture of scholarship eligibility.
How to Apply
- Complete an Online Scholarship Application
- Mail, fax or email a copy of your 2021 Tax Return to: 1 Liberty Ledge, Sudbury MA 01776 or 978-433-8153. Social Security numbers should be blackened out for privacy.
~ If you are submitting a “self-prepared” tax return, please also submit your W-2 (as evidence of your annual combined household income).
- In the case of divorced parents, please include evidence of agreed upon child support.
Please note: Camp Sewataro reserves the right to request any of the following documents (in addition to above) in order to fulfill the “annual combined income” criteria.
a). Last two pay stubs
b). Unemployment check stubs (last two)
c). Retirement/pension income
d). State Assistance (WIC, TANF, AFDC and/or DHCP)
e). Self-Employed: Schedule C or other appropriate tax form
- Once we have received your supporting documentation, we will start the review process and will reach out with any questions. Please note, we will do our best to accommodate your specific request based on limited availability.
All scholarship information will be confidential and treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity to your family’s privacy.