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The Shelby Rotary Club and the Community Foundation for Oceana County are pleased to offer the opportunity 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. Preference is given to first-time applicants.  In years past, the program has funded camp experiences at Blue Lake Fine Arts, Grace Adventures, Camp Miniwanca, Living Ministries as well as other arts, sports, scouts, church, general, disability-focused and leadership camps.

In 2018, $3,875.00 was awarded to send 31 students, from 1st to 11th grade, to summer camps thanks to a partnership between the Shelby/Hart Rotary Clubs and donor advised fund support from the Community Foundation for Oceana County.  Applications are available at all Oceana County schools, on the Foundation’s website here 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 April 15 and all awards will be announced by May 1.