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The Scholarship Foundation

Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation

The Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation (“Foundation”) was established in 1987 as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide Scholarships to Camp Arcadia, Inc. (“Camp Arcadia or Arcadia”), for girls who would not otherwise be able to attend Arcadia. 


Since 1916, Camp Arcadia has been providing girls with life skills that serve them well into adulthood. At Arcadia, girls from different backgrounds live together in simple cabins on the shores of Pleasant Lake and have the opportunity to participate in extensive activity and trip programs. Arcadia provides opportunities for girls to expand their individual interests, develop skills and an appreciation of the natural world, grow personally and make lifelong friendships. Arcadia enables its campers to gain self-confidence and self-assurance, attributes which girls need in order to understand who they are and how they fit into the world.

There are two ways the Foundation supports Scholarships to Camp Arcadia:


The Annual Appeal - Each year, the Foundation runs an Annual Appeal. All donations to the Annual Appeal fund Scholarships in the summer of the following calendar year. Camp Arcadia always has more requests for Scholarships than it can provide so the ability to increase the Annual Appeal is important.


Endowment Funds: The Mary Hunt Dana and Friendship Funds were established to recognize lifelong friendships which began at Arcadia - Contributions to either of these Endowment Funds add to that Endowment Fund’s assets. Each year the Endowment Funds’ investment income is used to provide Scholarships in the summer of the following calendar year. The Foundation’s intent is to support a girl through annual Scholarships as long as she wishes to attend Camp Arcadia. The stability that the Endowment’s investment income helps make this intent a reality by enabling longer-term planning.


Both the Annual Appeal and Endowment Funds have grown steadily over time, so the Foundation has been able to provide an increasing number of Scholarships.

Donations to the Annual Appeal and Endowment Funds can be any size and in the form of annual contributions or one-time gifts. The Foundation accepts contributions by check or credit card, of securities, as bequests, and for other special purposes, e.g., contributions in honor of an individual’s life or life event.


If you are interested in making a contribution to the Foundation, click on the button below or send a check (indicating Annual Appeal and/or Endowment) to the Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation, Box 158, Casco, Maine 04015.


If you are interested in making a major gift to the Foundation, a naming opportunity or have any other questions, please contact Anne Fritts at or Katherine Fritts at


If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, contact Louise Fritts Johnson at You will need to complete an application and submit your most recently filed tax return.

A full Scholarship includes Camp Arcadia tuition, a portion of Arcadia chartered bus travel to and from Camp, rental uniforms, riding, and distant trips – in short, a Camp Arcadia experience. Partial scholarships are also available.

Easy ways to give!

Online. (click below)
By mail.

Please send checks, made out to Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation:

Camp Arcadia
P.O Box 32
Casco, ME 04015

By phone.

Please call Cindy Murphy at 


Gifts of securities, real estate or personal property or planned gifts through wills, trusts, retirement plan benefits and/or life insurance please contact Anne Henderson Fritts at 973.538.5409 or 

Gifts to the Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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