Family Summit Teacher Scholarship


What is this? And where is it located? Come to Family Summits and find out.

Family Nature Summits, the intergenerational camp that I’ve been going to for five years, is coming to North Carolina. Specifically, it will be based at Lake Junaluska, just outside of Maggie Valley. We’ll all be spending a lot of time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

It is a Family Nature Summit tradition to give a teacher scholarship to one or more deserving teachers in the state where the Family Nature Summit is taking place. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. See the details here.

The scholarship winner is expected to participate in the full program for the entire week. At the end of the week, she or he will submit a written synopsis of the experience for use in future educational and promotional materials. Program offerings include hiking, fieldtrips to area attractions, classes in art and photography, birding, butterflies, orienteering and presentations on various environmental and nature topics. Many of our faculty members are nationally-renowned in their respective fields.

The full scholarship covers registration fees and room and board (double occupancy) for the selected teacher and one guest. The value of this package is approximately $3,000.00. The partial scholarships cover registration fees for the selected teacher and one guest, a value of approximately $1,350.00. Partial scholarship winners will be responsible for room and board for themselves and any guests they bring. All scholarship winners will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the  Family Nature Summit site.

Scholarship winners may also bring other family members at their own expense and are encouraged to bring children since the Family Nature Summit youth programs are an integral and valued part of what we offer.

If you have questions please contact DeLene Hoffner at or contact the Summit office at 949-743-2567 or by email at .

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