We are committed to making camp available to all interested families, and will make every effort to work with you to find a workable fee to get your camper to camp this summer!
Partial scholarships to families with financial need are based on family circumstances, instrument played and space available in the applicant’s age and gender group. Processing of applications begins in December and continues into the springtime.
To be considered for a partial scholarship, please complete our online Camper Application. Once we receive your request for financial aid, we will send a supplementary form regarding your personal financial situation.
Irwin Altman is Camp Director Cara Bergantino’s maternal grandfather, and was a beloved Educator, Assistant Principal, School Superintendent, and summer camp enthusiast. In addition to his career in education, he spent his summers working as a Head Counselor at overnight camps in Maine at Camp Naomi/Joseph and in Upstate New York at Camp Oquago.
After his death in 1993, the Middle School #172 in Queens, NY was renamed the Irwin Altman Middle School in his honor. In 2023, Altman’s children began an Encore/Coda scholarship in his name to bring one music student from the Irwin Altman Middle School to Camp Encore/Coda each summer. Irwin Altman knew first-hand the importance summer camp played in the development of young people, and he would have been thrilled to know a young musician was able to spend the summer in Maine in his name.
This yearly scholarship for one camper is funded by the generosity of Artie and Randy Altman and Candy Altman and Joe Bergantino.
Becky Conkle,(1940-2012), pianist, vocalist, and music educator is remembered fondly for her impeccably high standards, tireless dedication to her students and colleagues, and a never-ending song in her heart. Her notoriously exuberant laughter was truly a thing of beauty!
Our scholarship devoted specifically to campers of color is in the name of beloved camper Mouhamed Cisse. Click the button below to visit our Mouhamed Cisse Scholarship Fund Page dedicated to Mouhamed’s memory to learn more and donate.Mouhamed Cisse Scholarship
We are touched and honored when families and individuals start a scholarship fund to help give campers the best summer of their lives. If you would like to set up a memorial scholarship, the first step is to contact Cara (email@example.com). She will be happy to speak to you about this process.