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Camperships are available to youth who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp can provide support, leisure, camaraderie, and the opportunity to spend time away from the difficult realities of living with HIV/AIDS. AFWM wants to help area youth to experience camp and make memories that will last a lifetime. Though AFWM can provide a list of camps that specifically welcome youth who are infected or affected, we respect a family’s right to choose the camp that is best for them. Camperships are available on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get your application in soon!

The Campership-application-2017 is now available for download!


 Financial assistance for camp funding will be a one-time additional application for the year 2016 only, and will be available on a first come-first served basis.

The maximum award granted for each child will be $600.

 These awards will not affect the client or the client’s family in their eligibility for future requests from the AIDS Foundation, and will not be included in a client’s lifetime eligibility of up to $2,000.00. If a client has already received his or her maximum grant, they are still eligible to receive camp funding.

 Campership financial assistance is subject to availability of funding.

 Applicants for camp financial assistance must be 18 years of age or younger.

 A parent or parents infected with HIV/AIDS are eligible to apply for camp financial assistance for their uninfected child or children, but priority will be given to children infected with the AIDS virus and diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.

 Recipients of camp funding must be residents/homeless or receiving treatment for HIV or AIDS in Hampden or Hampshire counties.

 All approved financial assistance will be paid by check to the provider of camp services. For reasons of confidentiality, the name of the Foundation does not appear on the check.

 The camps to which applicants wish to attend must be registered, certified and accredited.

 Send application ready to be mailed with total amount due over $600.00 per child in the form of a check or money order, or provide proof that the amount with be otherwise covered.

For more information, call (413)592-5444 or email info@aidsfoundationwm.org.
Download the application: Campership-application-2017

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