Transform the life of a grieving child
ATSS Foundation provides travel scholarships for children and a guardian who have lost a parent, sibling or caregiver to a roadway work zone incident to attend an Experience Camp. Experience Camps are a national network of free one-week, overnight summer camps and year-round programs for children and teens (grades 4–12) who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.
Since 2009, they have transformed the lives of thousands of children by reframing the experience of grief and empowering them with the confidence, skills and support to move forward with their lives.
ATSS Foundation's Experience Camps Travel Scholarship provides transportation to the camp, to enable healing and fun for children impacted by work zone crashes. It is our hope to eventually give out zero scholarships as a result of zero fatalities. Learn more about Experience Camps.
“Experience Camps play an important role in helping children cope with the tragic loss of a parent resulting from a work zone incident. Experience Camps are free to attend but do not include travels costs. The Foundation is pleased to provide travel scholarships which enables a child and guardian to travel to and from the Experience Camps at no cost.” -- Past Foundation Chair David Krahulec from Horizon Signal Technologies
Apply for a travel scholarship through ATSS Foundation
ATSS Foundation covers 100% of the round trip travel costs for an eligible child to attend a free Experience Camps and for a guardian to escort their child to the camp. The application period for summer camp attendance for 2024 will open soon.
Campers must apply for a Foundation travel scholarship by May 1. A Camper Application from Experience Camps is also due by May 1. The travel scholarship is contingent upon camper application approval from Experience Camps.
2024 Camp Locations and Dates
Georgia, July 28 – Aug. 2: at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga. For kids entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year.
California, Aug. 5-10: at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, Calif. For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year.
California, Aug. 12-17: at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, Calif. For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year.
Maryland, Aug. 18-23: at Sandy Hill Camp & Retreat Center in North East, Md. For kids entering grades 4-10 in the 2024/25 school year.
Pennsylvania, Aug. 19-24: at Camps Equinunk & Blue Ridge in Equinunk, Pa. For kids entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year.
Maine, Aug. 19-24: For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year at Camp Somerset in Smithfield, Maine. For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year at Camp Manitou in Oakland, Maine.
Michigan, Aug. 20-25: at Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, Mich. For kids entering grades 4-12 in the 2024/25 school year.