Scholarships and Summer Camperships 2020-2021
One college scholarship of $1,500 was awarded to Nathaniel Hill of Ivoryton.
Nathaniel, a 2021 graduate of Valley Regional High School, is passionate about protecting the environment, having spent many hours working on the Connecticut River and the Land Trust properties. He will be attending The University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. This scholarship was partially funded with member donations of $270.
Essex Parks and Recreation was awarded $4,000, which will enable 40 children from Essex, Ivoryton or Centerbrook to attend one week of camp. These weekly sessions immerse elementary students in science and nature themed activities.
The Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, CT, which offers both the Bushy Hill Day Camp and the Pequot Sherwood Day Camp, was awarded $4,200 to help 14 children from Essex, Ivoryton or Centerbrook attend one of their camps. These one- week sessions provide elementary and middle school students with full day, in-depth nature experiences.
All camp scholarship recipients are need-based and anonymous.
These camp scholarships were partially funded by a $5,000 grant received from the Kitchings Family Foundation for the purpose of helping area youth attend summer camp. Additional funding came from a member donation of $25.