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 six in the fall of 2020. 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 and confirmation of the child’s capacity to meet the guidelines for participation in the program.
Attendance: Campers are expected to attend every day of the session in which they are enrolled. Exceptions are made for illness or unforeseeable circumstances, however we believe that consistent attendance and participation is a critical part of the camp experience.
Bring to camp: Campers are responsible for bringing their own peanut- and treenut- free lunch to camp daily (or purchasing a catered lunch in advance). 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 is available and extended day is available at a discounted rate to scholarship campers, and must be arranged in advance with the camp.
Camp Day: The camp day is a busy one, with most days comprised of two periods of swim 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.
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.
Campers with Disabilities
Camp Sewataro is a traditional day camp, and not a rehabilitative or therapeutic program. We do not specialize in serving campers with special needs, including physical, social, emotional, or behavioral disabilities. However, on a case by case basis, we are eager to make any accommodations that we can support. It is our practice to partner with parents and guardians of prospective campers, prior to the camp season, to discuss our program’s fit for their children. If there are concerns with our program’s ability to accommodate your child’s needs, please contact us at (978) 443-3100, or , prior to submitting an online application.
Camp Sewataro – Sudbury Resident Scholarship – 2020 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 $90,000 AND household size of 2-4 are eligible for a 50% camper scholarship**
b). of less than $90,000 AND household size of 5+ are eligible for a 75% camper scholarship**
c). of less than $120,000 AND household size of 5+ are eligible for a 50% camper scholarship**
- Scholarships are limited in availability and must be applied for before April 1, 2020 for the 2020 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 2019 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).
~ If your 2019 tax return is not available at the time of your application, please submit all 2019 W2’s and your 2018 tax return.
- 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.