A matching fund program with Illinois lodges to assist with the cost of attending summer or special camps.
Can be used for youth who are in high school or under.
Matching dollar per dollar with no cap set at this time.
The Lodge will share with parent/guardian about Campership and if interested provide the application
Campership Recipient Qualifications:
Be senior in high school or under.
Have an Illinois Master Mason relative who is, or was at the time of his death, a member in good standing.
Be able to show evidence of financial need if requested.
Parent/Guardian Application Role:
Parent/guardian will complete the Campership Applicant Information and Masonic Affiliation sections.
Attach the completed camp registration with payment instructions.
Return application to the Lodge Secretary.
Provide application 8 weeks before the registration deadline.
Lodge’s Role in the Application Process:
Lodge will select the Campership recipients based on identified need.
The Secretary will complete the Partnering Lodge Information section and document vote approving Campership.
A copy of Lodge’s check to their Campership recipient must be attached to the application
The completed application with copy of check and camp registration form will be sent to IMCAP.
What to Expect After Applying:
Your application will be reviewed by the IMCAP Director
The Director will call or email the parent/guardian for more details if needed.
The Campership application will be presented to the Board of Managers to determine if match approved.
The decision about providing the match will be communicated by email to the Lodge Secretary and parent/guardian.
If the Campership is approved, IMCAP will provide payment directly to the camp organizer.