PTAC Campership Program


Camperships are developed to help provide life-changing camping experiences for Scouts who, because of financial challenges, may not otherwise be able to attend one of the camps or events. Contributions are sought after with an emphasis on making sure every Scout has the chance to go camping, changing their lives through recreation, friendship, and experiences which will cultivate skills and values needed for success in the future.

Scouts who face financial challenges have attended camps in the past due to the support of the campership program.  This is due to the generosity of Scouting alumni, community organizations, and grants organized and allocated by the Pathway to Adventure Council.

A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his own way and help others. Camperships and scholarships usually do not exceed 50% of the fee.

Camperships are awarded based on need. The allocation process, and information used in it, is confidential and will not be shared outside of the campership allocations committees.



This campership application is for youth only.  Only one application per Scout will be considered.

This application is for PTAC Camp attendance only.  This includes Cub Day Camp, Cub Scout and Webelos Resident Camp, Cub Scout Family Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camps Napowan and Owasippe, and Venturer/Explorer Camp at Owasippe.

To be eligible for a campership, youth applicants MUST:

  • Be currently registered within the Pathway to Adventure Council and in good standing for at least 30 days prior to completing an application.
  • Attend a Pathway to Adventure Council operated Summer Camp (Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Cub Scout Family Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, or Venturing/Exploring Resident Camp)
  • Be recommended by his/her unit leader (committee chair, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or Advisor) and parent/guardian.


Award timeline: Camperships are reviewed after the April 1, 2019, deadline. The parent and troop leader will be notified of the campership award no later than May 1, 2019. If approved, the campership amount will be applied to the event when registration of the individual is confirmed. Funds will be credited to the appropriate unit camp balance. It is critical that correct parent and unit leader email addresses are given on this application, as this is the primary method of notification, or for any questions from the committee. Camperships are awarded to a specific individual and are not transferable to other youth.