Children from anywhere in New Hampshire are eligible to participate. Children attending the regular camp week should be between nine and 12 years of age. Young teens attending the Ranger Week of camp or the RHA Backpacking or Mountain Biking Adventures should be between 13-15 years of age. Campers wishing to enroll in the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program should be 16 years of age or older.
Children must be less privileged and/or deprived of the recreational advantages that most children enjoy. HOUSEHOLD income, not family income, must fall at or below the listed levels at the bottom of the page. This means that a parent on welfare living with relatives or friends whose combined income is higher than the listed allowed is not eligible.
Campers must be physically, mentally and emotionally able to cope with summer camp life and spending time away from home. Campers must be able to function independently in a group setting. Each camper is given plenty of individual attention and we uphold a remarkable 3:1 counselor-to-camper ratio. However, Copper Cannon is not a special needs camp and we do not have the staff to provide a round-the-clock, one-on-one specialist for a child if he or she cannot function properly on their own. If a child cannot function within our camp structure it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to come get them immediately.
A potential camper that meets any of the following guidelines is considered automatically eligible for Copper Cannon:
1. A child in foster care.
2. A family on welfare.
3. A family on the Food Stamp program of ADFC program.
4. A child that needs a social (short term) separation from the home or other environments. The decision for eligibility for this guideline is made solely by the executive director after reviewing the needs of the child and family. They must be able to function in a group setting.
All participants are treated the same, regardless of ability to pay. In the operation of child feeding programs and Copper Cannon Summer Program, NO participant will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, or age.
Transportation, Camper Applications and Medical Forms are the sole responsibility of the Parents, Guardians or Sponsors of the child attending camp.
Click here to go to the forms and applications page.
|2018-2019 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES*|
|Household Size||Yearly Income||Monthly Income||Weekly Income|
|For each additional household
|*Income at or less than stated amounts. Note: “INCOME” – Means Income before deductions, such as income taxes, employees’ Social Security taxes, insurance premiums, bonds, etc. This would include wages, welfare payments, ADC, Social Security, etc.|
Copper Cannon uses the USDA income guidelines for free and reduced lunch.