Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarship

About The Scholarship

The Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship makes it possible for young Alaskans to attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing. In 2023 AHFC celebrates 12 years of offering this scholarship, with awards of up to $500.00 per youth.

From swim lessons, to computer camps, to outdoor adventure trips, there are opportunities for all interests and abilities. 

Looking for summer camp or activity ideas? Check out these options!

“I am very grateful for Alaska Housing giving kids, and my kids, the opportunity to be able to find something to do in the summer – that helped a lot. They came home every day and expressed their gratitude and told me about all the fun things they got to do.”

— Parent of Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship recipients

Read about the experience of two young aviation campers or how kids can spend their summer immersed in theater and music.

How To Apply


Application Process

  • You can pick any summer camp, activity, or sport you choose. 
  • Eligible families can apply for scholarship assistance for up to two youths per household. One Family = One Application.
  • Scholarships are up to $500 with a $25 co-pay per youth for the cost of the camp/activity and associated fees.
  • If you need a special accommodation for submitting an online application, please email


The application period is now closed. We encourage you to apply in 2024! 

Note: Any applications submitted before the application closed are being considered for a scholarship award. Funds were available on a first come, first served basis and the application closed before the posted deadline due to all funding being applied to existing applications.

What You Can Do

While you can choose any camp, activity, or sport you'd like, here are some examples from past participants. 

Since 2011, the program has funded more than $380,000 in scholarships for nearly 1,268 youth, serving 890 families throughout the state. More than 163 organizations have had scholarship awardees attend their camps.

For More Information

Please contact Aimee Wallum if you want assistance finding a camp or activity, need a special accommodation for submitting an online application, or have any other questions.

Phone: (907) 330-6108 in Anchorage or (877) 254-6257 toll free in the rest of Alaska