It’s New Years Eve: the time of year where people reflect on the year gone by and look forward to what the new year has in store. It is also the time of the infamous New Years Resolutions. We make them every year. Popular ones are to spend more time with family, get out of debt, eat healthier, exercise more, volunteer, learn something new, etc. Do you remember what your resolution was from last year?
Asbury Hills makes the same resolution year after year. We promise to never turn a child away from attending a week of camp because of an inability to pay, and we are able to achieve this goal because of generous donors to our camper scholarship program. Here are some facts you may not know about the Asbury Hills scholarship program.
- Asbury Hills provides matching scholarships. We believe that summer camp is an investment in a child’s future so we will match funds provided by a church, organization, family, and/or sponsor.
- In 2013, 81 campers came to camp on an Asbury Hills scholarship. This amounted to over $16,000 awarded to campers who would have otherwise been unable to attend.
- The scholarship program is 100% funded by donations.
- The demand for camper scholarships has increased by 35% from 2010-2013. If this trend continues, Asbury Hills will need to raise $22,140 in 2017 to keep our resolution.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help us keep our resolution, please visit the scholarship page of our website.
Happy New Year everyone!