Merrymeeting Audubon provides scholarships for chapter area teens to attend Hog Island Audubon Camp and the Hurricane Island Science Center, and for younger students to attend one of two Maine 4H environmental education summer camps. All camps are residential. We provide full and half scholarships to 25-30 students each year. Half scholarships range from $200-300, full scholarships from $595-995.  Because of higher tuition, we currently send only one applicant to Hog Island which is staffed by nationally and internationally recognized conservationists and ornithologists. We would like to send more kids to camp and hope that you may be able to help.  Anything which you can contribute to our scholarship fund will help us bring conservation and nature studies into the lives of young people. What one cherishes as an adult very often began in childhood. We will personally respond to any tax-deductible gifts sent to  Merrymeeting Audubon, c/o Steve Spear, 9 Livernois Drive, Topsham, ME 04086. For more information please call or email a member of the scholarship committee: Steve Spear, Chairperson [email protected] – 353-8863; Beth Bullock [email protected] - 729-9650; Sue Sergeant [email protected] -  442-8195; Ted Allen beanallen[email protected] - 729-8661; Bronda Niese [email protected] – 406-2396.

4H Environmental Education Camps

Applications must submit essays with a completed application form, available below and in chapter area schools beginning in February.

Children in grades 3 through 5.  Children now in grades 3 through 5 may apply for Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville, Maine. Tanglewood provides traditional camp activities and environmental education on woods and wildlife. Campers select a six-day session from late June to mid-August. For information call 789-5868.

Students who will be 10-14 by August may apply to Bryant Pond 4H Camp (formerly Maine Conservation School) in Bryant Pond, Maine. Sessions include Natural Explorer, which focuses on outdoor recreation and forest ecology, Conservation Camp for students interested in outdoor recreation skills and outdoor ethics, and Primitive Skills, which focuses on advanced wilderness skills. For information call 729-9650.

Application Deadline:   Applications for summer 2017 will be available soon.

Teen  and Teacher Hog Island Scholarships Available for Summer 2017

Merrymeeting Audubon is once again offering summer scholarships for two programs at National Audubon’s Hog Island Camp, located in Bremen, ME. One full scholarship is available for a high school student to attend “Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens,” a week-long program that begins June 18.  Applicants must attend a high school within the Chapter’s catchment area, be in grade 9-12 in the spring of 2017, and be recommended by a science teacher.  In addition, a half scholarship is available for an area elementary or middle school teacher to attend “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week,” a week-long program which begins July 16.  Please see the attached applications for all the information needed to apply.  Questions may be directed to Steve Spear at 353-8863, or [email protected]

Access the Coastal Maine Bird Studies application here:  teen-application-hi

Access The Educator’s Week application here: teacher-application