Scholarship Fund Named in Honor of Founding Member, Chuck Huntington
The Merrymeeting Audubon Board of Directors recently voted to name its scholarship program after Chuck Huntington, a professional ornithologist and long-time friend and mentor to birders around the world. Chuck, who passed away in January of 2017, was the founder of the Merrymeeting Chapter and an avid supporter of its camp scholarship programs.
The Chuck Huntington Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for chapter area teens and teachers to attend Hog Island Audubon Camp, and for younger students to attend the Univeristy of Maine 4-H summer camps at Tanglewood and Bryant Pond. All programs are in one week residential settings. We provide full and half scholarships to approximately 30 students each year. Half scholarships range from $200-300, full scholarships from $595-$1295. Applications for scholarships are made available to area schools in February of each year, and are also available for downloading on this page beginning in January. Updates about downloading applications for 2021 will be posted as soon as camps announce their decision. For more information about our scholarships, please contact any of the following scholarship committee members: Bronda Niese, Chairperson – 406-2396, email@example.com; Sue Sergeant – firstname.lastname@example.org, 442-8195; Ted Allen –email@example.com, 729-8661; Kathy Claerr – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the camp programs we support, go to hogisland.audubon.org, or call 843 340-8673 and ask about programs for Teens or, if you are a teacher, Educator’s Week. For children ages 8 – 14, you can review the variety of programs available at Tanglewood 4-H Camp by accessing https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood, or by calling 207 789-5868. For Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, go to https://extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond or call 207 665-2068.
Merrymeeting Audubon is proud of its track record of funding about 30 camperships per year. The chapter is able to provide such a high level of support for campers in our catchment area through donations from committed local organizations and generous individuals. In 2019, Tanglewood, Bryant Pond, and Hog Island tuition rates translate to approximately $18,000 in anticipated scholarships.
We invite you to help send a kid to camp too! Please make your tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund. Send your check to: The Chuck Huntington Scholarship Fund, c/o Sue Sergeant – 84 Harding Road – Brunswick, Maine 04011. Make checks payable to Maine Audubon–on memo line put Merrymeeting Audubon scholarship fund. For email@example.com
4-H Camp Scholarships Available for Summer, 2021
Merrymeeting Audubon is proud of our past offerings of summer camp scholarships for week-long, residential experiences at two excellent 4-H Camps – Tanglewood Camp, located in Lincolnville, and Bryant Pond Camp, located on Bryant Pond in the town of Bryant Pond. Tanglewood scholarships are for children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Tanglewood offers nature-based programs as well as art, crafts, sports, and music activities. Our Bryant Pond scholarships target children ages 10 – 15. Bryant Pond offers a variety of skills-based programs in conservation, fishing, outdoor survival, and nature exploration. Full descriptions of Tanglewood and Bryant Pond programs are available on their websites (see links above).
As of December, 2020, camp plans are unsettled due to Covid 19. Updates will be posted here as soon as camps announce their decisions.