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Each year, Orion Area Youth Assistance sends dozens of youngsters to summer camp through a scholarship fund known as our "Sponsor A Camper" program.  Funding includes an annual contribution of $5,000 from the Charter Township of Orion.  This critically important program provides a wonderful camp experience to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend camp.


OAYA receives applications from families who meet financial guidelines as well as referrals from school personnel and local leaders for students who could benefit from a summer camp experience.  In the  summer of 2023, OAYA provided over $9,000 in scholarship support for students to attend camps including those through Lake Orion Schools Enrichment Services, Orion Township Parks and Rec, Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center, and Oakland University

These camps provide many activities, including those that promote teamwork, leadership, and social skills.

Donations to "Sponsor-A-Camper" are gladly welcomed and greatly appreciated.  The more funds we have, the more children we can send to camp!  If you are interested in sponsoring a camper, please call or write Lisa Gdowski at 248-693-6878 or or make a donation using the button below!



Scholarship requests will be filled on a first- come, first-serve basis, beginning
March 1, 2024.  Forms must be returned via fax, email, or mailed or dropped off at the CERC building.  

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