Experience Camps Travel Scholarship

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Experience Camps

Transform the life of a grieving child


The Foundation provides travel scholarships for children and a guardian who have lost a parent, sibling or caregiver to a roadway work zone incident to attend an Experience Camp. Experience Camps are a national network of free one-week, overnight summer camps and year-round programs for children and teens (grades 4–12) who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Since 2009, they have transformed the lives of thousands of children by reframing the experience of grief and empowering them with the confidence, skills and support to move forward with their lives. The Foundation's Experience Camps Travel Scholarship provides transportation to the camp, to enable healing and fun for children impacted by work zone crashes. It is our hope to eventually give out zero scholarships as a result of zero fatalities. Learn more about Experience Camps.



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“Experience Camps play an important role in helping children cope with the tragic loss of a parent resulting from a work zone incident. Experience Camps are free to attend but do not include travels costs. The Foundation is pleased to provide travel scholarships which enables a child and guardian to travel to and from the Experience Camps at no cost.” -- Past Foundation Chair David Krahulec from Horizon Signal Technologies



Apply for a Travel Scholarship Through The Foundation*

The Foundation covers 100% of the round trip travel costs for an eligible child to attend a free Experience Camps and for a guardian to escort their child to the camp. The application period for summer camp attendance in 2023 is now open. The application deadline is May 1.

  1. Apply for The Foundation's Experience Camps Travel Scholarship
  2. Complete the Experience Camps Camper Application


*Campers must be accepted into an Experience Camps to receive a Foundation Travel Scholarship. Submitting an Experience Camps Application does not guarantee enrollment.



2023 Experience Camp Locations and Dates

  • Georgia, July 30 - Aug. 4, at Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, Ga. (Kids entering grades 4-12)
  • California, Aug. 7-12, at Green Oak Ranch, Vista, Calif. (Girls entering grades 4-12)
  • California, Aug. 14-19, at Green Oak Ranch, Vista, Calif. (Boys entering grades 4-12)
  • Pennsylvania, Aug. 14-19, at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge, Equinunk, Pa. (Kids entering grades 4-12)
  • Maryland, Aug. 15-20, at Camp Airy, Thurmont, Md. (Kids entering grades 4-9)
  • Maine, Aug. 21-26:
    • Camp Somerset, Smithfield, Maine (Girls entering grades 4-11)
    • Camp Manitou, Oakland, Maine (Boys entering grades 4-12)
  • Michigan, Aug. 22-27, at Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods, Decatur, Mich. (Kids entering grades 4-11)



The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 62-1384292.

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The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) works to make zero deaths a reality by offering charitable programs, events, and spreading the word through public awareness. Toward Zero Deaths. Toward Zero Scholarships. Toward Zero Names.



The Foundation is the charitable arm of ATSSA.

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  • 1-540-368-1701
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