The Northern Berkshire United Way has announced the launch of its summer campership assistance for the summer 2016 season. Application deadline is March 18.

This program offers financial support to individual campers through sponsoring agencies, not to camping programs.

Although there is not specific income guidelines, it is the program's intention to provide a summer camp experience to local youth who would have otherwise be financially excluded.

Preference will be given to sites offering a traditional camping environment. Day and specialty camps are also eligible.

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