Sponsoring a camper

Information on how to reserve a place in Hog Island programs for a scholarship recipient.

If your organization is offering a scholarship, you may reserve a place in a program with a $100 deposit, prior to knowing who will receive the scholarship. 

New to offering a scholarship to Hog Island? If your group has not offered a scholarship to Hog Island in the past 3 years, (2016-2018), we have $250 of matching funds available for nonprofit (501c3) organizations that would like to offer a scholarship in one of our programs. Your organization does not need to be affiliated with Audubon to qualify. To receive the matching funds, send a letter on your organization's letterhead along with payment of at least $250 by February 15th and the program manager will apply the $250 matching funds to your reservation. You can also send an email and pay the $250 with a credit card over the phone. The $100 deposit counts toward the $250 total. Contact the program manger at or (207) 360-7733, with any questions about eligibility or the reservation process.

Programs with registration through Holbrook Travel for our Costa Rica Teen camp should email to discuss matching funds.

Departing for a field trip Photo: Eva Matthews

"When I came to Hog island I didn't know what to expect. Five days later I had been rewarded with the most transformative professional development experiences I have had as a teacher."
– John, scholarship recipient, Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week

To register online, first create the initial reservation with contact information for your group. Later, the program staff will add the name and information of the awardee when this information is known. To register by mail or to pay by check, please download and print a registration form for sponsoring organizations. Alternatively, you may also call the Hog Island office at (207) 360-7733.

Set your application deadlines appropriately to have the selected participant's information to us by April 1st, and direct this person to contact the program manager to update the account information. See the cancellation policies for full terms and refund information (same as individual registrations). Alternatively, if the scholarship winner has already been chosen, you can request that individuals register on their own and then reimburse them directly. The person or group that makes the registration will be responsible for full payment of the balance by April 5th. If the camper registers on their own, we appreciate knowing your group that sponsored them in the program.

For more information on how to be added to the scholarship page, contact us at

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