Five San Antonio camps that offer scholarships

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To take some of the pressure off your summer planning, here are eight more camps that offer financial assistance to help keep your kids busy this summer.

The YMCA offers financial assistance through their Open Doors Scholarship Program. Just apply in person at your local YMCA facility and check out the camps they are offering this year.

If you’ve got a budding musician on your hands, you might want to check out Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. They offer a summer string camp with the option of financial assistance. YOSA is committed to cultivating participation for everyone in San Antonio.

Animal Botanical is a special needs summer camp at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens that offers scholarships to those families who qualify. But resources are limited, so the earlier you apply, the better.

Kinetic Kids is another great camp for kids with special needs, offering full and partial scholarships to families in need.

San Antonio Parks & Rec is your go-to place for affordable summer camps. Their camp fees are done on a sliding scale, based on the family’s income. See what they have to offer this summer!

St. Philip’s College offers a free STEM camp for middle schoolers through its Science and Math Academy. Details here.

A unique opportunity for the aspiring radio star in your family. Texas Public Radio is hosting Camp KPAC - a free camp for your High Schooler. It’s a great way to get hands-on with radio broadcasting and start building radio skills and techniques. Apply online for one of the six available spots.

The American Chemical Society sponsors several scholarships to a summer research program for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school will be given a rare chance through Project SEED to work alongside scientist-mentors at Southwest Research Institute on research projects. Particpants also receive a cash fellowship award, and if they participate, they are then eligible to compete for a college scholarship of up to $5,000. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements first. If you are interested, you can reach out to Robert Fanick, manager of SWRI’s Office of Automotive Engineering via email:

For a comprehensive look at summer camps in San Antonio, don’t forget to check out SABusyKids’ list of Camps!

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