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Sending Kids to Camp

The Shelby Rotary Club and the Community Foundation for Oceana County are pleased to offer the chance for Oceana youth to attend summer camp. Both groups want to impact the youth of Oceana County whom, due to financial hardship, may never have the opportunity to attend camp. Awards are capped at $250 per applicant, but higher requests will be evaluated according to available funding. All awards will be paid directly to the camps and are available for any type of camping focus – arts, sports, scouts, church, general, and leadership experiences.

In 2017, $3,370.00 was awarded to send 24 students to summer camps thanks to a partnership between Shelby and Hart Rotary Clubs, Wickstra Realty, and donor advised support from the Foundation. Applications are available at all Oceana County schools, on the Foundation’s website or at the Shelby Area District Library.  Questions can be directed to Tiffany Haight at or 231-873-1859. The deadline to submit an application is March 30 and all awards will be announced by April 20.