You can read about past recipients’ experiences in their letters.

Pinewoods Scholarship Info

Scholarship Information

Pinewoods Camp supports diversity in the folk arts community by offering scholarships at each of the sessions held at Pinewoods. These scholarships are fiscally matched and administered by our Program Providers, who organize and run sessions at Pinewoods each year. During the 2022 camp season, Pinewoods will be offering several scholarship programs, including:

New Generation Initiative (NGI) Scholarships

NGI scholarships are intended for campers between the ages of 15 and 30 who are new to Pinewoods Camp and are interested in leadership roles in traditional music, dance and song. Recipients receive a full scholarship to one session.

If selected as an NGI recipient, you will:

  • need to have a Sponsor or Referral. These individuals help with the registration process, answer questions prior to camp, and help identify applicants (Program Providers may help with finding Sponsors.)
  • be assigned a Mentor at camp to introduce you to the programs, community, and camp life
  • be expected to participate fully in classes and activities 
  • be encouraged to meet with the Executive Director of Pinewoods and the leadership team of the Program Provider during the camp session
  • provide stories, photos, and feedback from your time and experience at camp

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships are intended for any age camper who demonstrates need for financial assistance to attend camp. Preference may be given to those who are new to camp.

If selected as an PCI Need-based scholarship recipient, you will:

  • need to supply a letter confirming financial need
  • have an opportunity to be assigned a Mentor at camp to introduce you to the programs, community, and camp life (for new campers)
  • provide stories, photos, and feedback from your time and experience at camp

Program Providers may combine Need-based scholarships with other funding sources, including work scholarships, to create full or half scholarships for each of their sessions.

BIPOC 2022 Pilot Scholarships

PCI supports and welcomes racial diversity among our campers and promotes inclusion. 

BIPOC Scholarships are intended for any age camper who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color. Recipients may be experienced or new to our music and dance traditions; preference may be given to those who are new to camp.

*The 2022 BIPOC Pilot Program will be available for at least one session of every participating Program Provider. 

If selected as a BIPOC Scholarship recipient, you will:

  • have an opportunity to be assigned a Mentor at camp, to introduce you to the programs, community, and camp life (for new campers)
  • provide stories, photos, and feedback from your time and experience at camp

Are you interested in learning more about Pinewoods Scholarships?

Complete the Interest Form. Your information will be sent to the corresponding Program Provider(s).

*Note: This is not a scholarship application or camper registration form

Sponsors and Mentors

If you are interested in serving as Sponsor or Mentor for a particular individual or session, please contact the appropriate Program Provider.  Note: Sponsors do not have to attend a session with the recipient.

Supporting the NGI scholarship program

Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Pinewoods community.  Please consider making a donation to support this program.

For general question about the Pinewoods Scholarship Program email

Thank you for your interest in the scholarship program. We hope to see you at camp!