'Camperships' available for Lakes Region youth to attend Camp Spaulding

PENACOOK — Scholarships are available for Lakes Region youth to attend camp this summer, thanks to a gift from WLNH to Child and Family Services of NH.
As part of the proceeds from the WLNH Children's Auction, the gift will provide 17 full and partial camperships to area youth, ages 8 to 14, to attend a session of the 2013 season at Camp Spaulding, in Penacook. The amount of each campership award is based on family size and income. Children who receive free or reduced-cost lunch are eligible. Enrollment is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Camp Spaulding is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls that is owned and operated by the private, nonprofit, Child and Family Services of NH. The camp is nestled on 56 acres of forest overlooking the Contoocook River and has been providing summer adventures to kids from throughout New Hampshire since 1921.
Camp Spaulding adventures include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, field trips, special event and activity days, theater games, songs by the campfire, woodworking, and high and low ropes courses.
The 2013 season is comprised of four 2-week sessions as follows: July 1 – 12, July 15 – July 26, July 29 August 9, and August 12 – August 23.
Campership requests and applications are now being accepted. To apply, visit www.campspaulding.org for the camper registration form, or call Child and Family Services' statewide headquarters, at 1-800-640-6486.