Confident Camper Foundation, Inc offers grants to help cover the costs of outdoor adventures. Youth organizations that serve central Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for the following grant.
The “Wilderness First” grant will be awarded to a youth organization that is helping its members to embark on a rustic (non-cabin) camping trip for the first time. The recipient will be able to use this grant to purchase equipment such as tents and camping stoves that their group will need, pay for site reservation fees, food, or other incidentals related to the trip.
The “Wilderness Expanded” grant will be awarded to a youth organization that is helping its members embark on a high adventure outdoor focused trip for the first time. The recipient organization will be able to use this grant to pay for trip related expenses such as transportation, lodging, meals, registration fees, etc. “High Adventure” doesn’t have to be far from home and could include anything from white water rafting or rock climbing to a cross country trip.
To apply, fill out the application below. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and you can expect a response within 30-60 days of submission.
Organization Name should include both the parent organization and the specific troop or charter requesting the grant. For example, do NOT just say “Troop 123”, but instead say “National Scouting Organization Troop 123”.
All other organizational information (contact, year formed, membership numbers, etc) should be related to the specific local chapter requesting the grant.
Geographic area should indicated which part of central Pennsylvania your membership primarily resides in.
First Time participants are youth who have never been on the type of trip being proposed.
All information should be typed or printed legibly on the form provided. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but we do recommend applying three to six months prior to your planned trip.