Nature Camp scholarships

Nature Camp scholarship information

The Augusta Bird Club (ABC) holds a bird seed sale each fall. The profits from the seed sale fund both full and partial scholarships to Nature Camp, located east of Vesuvius, Virginia. Here is information about Nature Camp from their website:

"Nature Camp is a private, non-profit, residential, co-ed summer camp specializing in natural history and environmental science education, one of the oldest of its kind in the country."

"Nestled in an idyllic valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, about halfway between Staunton and Lexington, our setting provides us an extensive outdoor classroom of several thousand acres of pristine forested mountains and streams."

For more information about Nature Camp, visit their website at

Scholarship application forms and an essay topic generally becomes available in early October.

Application and Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, submit a completed application (see link below) by December 15, 2023 and include:

Essay Topic for the 2024 camp session:
Write about your favorite thing that lives outside. It can be a flower, an animal, a vegetable, etc..

Nature Camp Scholarship Application for the 2024 camp session (PDF file)

For more information, contact our Nature Camp Scholarship Chairperson, Sarah Foster, at (change the "_at_" to "@").

Vera, Fiona at Nature Camp

ABC Scholarship recipient Vera Anderson (left) and her friend Fiona (right) at Nature Camp on drop-off day 2022.

Thank you notes: 2022

Nature Camp thank you notes 2022

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