Summer Camp Scholarships Available + Paid Camp Counselor Positions

There are scholarship opportunities for a limited number of Native American youth to attend two programs at Camp Dogwood Summer Academy in Wolftown, Virginia – a camp for rising 8th and 9th grade females and the Rite of Passage Program for rising sophomores through seniors in high school. In addition, Camp Dogwood Summer Academy is looking for talented Native American youth at least 19 years of age or rising college sophomores for paid camp counselor positions. More details below.

Summer Camp

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy has a few camper spots available for this upcoming summer! For the weeks of July 31-August 13th, they have space for females who are rising eighth and ninth graders. As part of your two weeks at the residential camp, you will learn academics in an experiential environment (science, math, reading and leadership) and participate in traditional activities in the afternoon and evening (swimming, tennis, basketball, arts and crafts etc.).  Please view their website at for more information. Please note that campers coming through this listing will have their camp tuition and travel covered by the AnBryce Foundation. 

Rites of Passage Program

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy is looking for campers to participate in their Rites Of Passage Program. The participants will be part of a 14 day experiential outdoor program where they will work together on outdoor living skills, trust activities and group bonding. Campers must be rising sophomores through seniors to qualify for this program. For more information about their program, please visit The AnBryce program will cover the costs of admitted campers’ participation and travel to camp. 

Paid Camp Counselor Positions

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy runs four 2 week sessions for campers with academics in the morning (science, math, reading and leadership) and traditional camp activities (sports, campfires, capture the flag, swimming, tennis, art etc) the rest of the day and evening. As a counselor you will be responsible for helping to teach both academics and traditional activities while also living in a bunk with the campers. 

All candidates should have prior experience working with kids and be at least 19 years old or have completed their first year of college. Please note that this is a residential opportunity with the staff living and working in a rural location from June 12th-August 14th. If interested, please check out their website at for more detailed information and please send a cover letter and resume to Megan Rich, Camp Dogwood Director, at 

Please contact the Center for Native American Youth at 202-736-2905 or if you have any questions. We hope you will take advantage of this incredible opportunity for a free summer camp experience!


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