WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is currently accepting applications through April 8 for the 2016 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program (SCSP).
Since 2011, Navy CYP has encouraged teen dependents to apply for the SCSP, which offers all-expenses-paid summer camps that promote healthy, lifelong hobbies.
The camps also provide teens with opportunities to make friends, reduce stress and stay active during the summer.
"Over the years, we have communicated that these specialty camps are the 'experience of a lifetime,'" said Brent Edwards, Commander, Navy Installations Command's Youth Programs coordinator. "We know this because we continue to hear from families that these camps are better than expected, that families are astonished that the scholarships actually do cover all airfare, meals, lodging, and activities, and that teens are continuing their relationships years after their camp."
The camps being offered this summer include: Hike Hawaii, Tour d'Italy, Sail Annapolis, Explore Japan, Scuba Dive Florida, and OAC Euro Camp. All camps are staffed with a professional team of fully-trained adults who are passionate about their jobs and can be counted on to keep everyone safe.
"The staffs know the local area and are excited to share the summer of a lifetime with our teens," Edwards added.
Applications are due by April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The applications must be word processed, provide proof of eligibility, and they must include GPA transcripts, and a character reference. All applications are thoroughly screened by a panel of judges, and selections are based on merit.
Interested teens and parents can find the full specifics regarding SCSP at www.facebook.com/NavyTeenSCSP and www.twitter.com/NavyTeenSCSP, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you have what it takes to make friends, explore the world, and change your life, find SCSP on social media and begin your adventure today!
Navy Installations Command is comprised of approximately 52,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide responsible for the operations, maintenance and quality of life programs to support the Navy's fleet, Sailors and their families.
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