Once again Albany Presbytery will be offering “camperships” for kids wanting to attend summer camp this year.  As in past years the scholarships are $300 for children and youth attending a camp from a denomination with which we are part of the articles of agreement or currently in active discussions (Lutheran, UCC, United Methodist, American Baptist).  Albany Presbytery will award half scholarships ($150) to those children and youth attending other church camps.

The applications need to be sent to the presbytery office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 27.  Scholarships need to be received by camps by June 1, so it is imperative that we receive all applications before then.  

Email applications to: Albany Presbytery Office


Mail applications to:
1915 5th Ave
Troy, NY 12180

Please note that Campership fund is not unlimited.  Preference is given first come, first serve, so please do not delay.  When the fund runs out for this year, that will be it.

Special Instructions for Registering at Camp Fowler

If your son or daughter is registering for Camp Fowler, you will receive a scholarship coupon code.  This code is to be used on your registration form with the camp.  You are to pay the registration fee of $150 up front.  The “campership” will cover the rest of the cost of camp, plus leave $25 extra to be used for Fowler’s “moose money” which can be used in the camp store.

About Rev. Dr. Tim Coombs

Tim Coombs serves as co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY with his wife, Rev. Kathleen Gorman-Coombs and leads a New Worshiping Community, Parallels ( He also worked on staff at Albany Presbytery for over a decade. Besides his work for the church, Tim is a storyteller, biker, guitar player, and intern to his cat, Sharpie. You can reach Tim at:

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