CDSS Scholarships & Special Projects

by Robin Hayden, Director of Development

We’re excited to share with you that, because of past donors’ generous support of our Scholarships & Special Programs, Outreach Manager Linda Henry & Director of Programs Steve Howe have been able to award nearly $50,000 in work exchange and named scholarships this year, enabling some 250 recipients to come to camp this summer!

Want to change someone’s life—like, now?

Supporting CDSS’s Scholarships & Special Projects program is one of the simplest and most rewarding ways to do this.

As we approach our Centennial in 2015, we’re committed to sustaining our ever-growing scholarship program; our outreach grants to groups and individuals for musicians, callers, and organizers workshops; regional leadership conferences;  mentorships, publications, online resources, youth and intergenerational development; and other special projects that enrich and support the North American traditional dance, music, and song community.

In order to sustain this work, we need everyone’s support!

This summer’s goal: $52,000

The generosity of many, many campers has sustained CDSS’s Scholarships & Special Projects program over the past 25 years and more.  By the end of the summer, generous campers at Ogontz, Timber Ridge, and each of our seven weeks at Pinewoods will have done their bit to help raise $52,000 for future Scholarships & Special Programs.

Go ahead: change a life!

Not coming to camp?   You can still experience the satisfaction of supporting these excellent programs by making a gift to Scholarships & Special Projects!  Check out our progress towards our goal, and join the Beyond Camp community of supporters.