Bergstrom Fellows

The Bergstrom Fellowship awards men of Pi Kappa Phi who dedicate their summer to service as a counselor for a camp that serves people with disabilities. The program is designed to give men of Pi Kappa Phi who have a desire to serve a camp as a counselor, have a summer job, and gain additional distinction and scholarship for their efforts.

Members who have participated in this program have come away with some of the best life experience when working with people with disabilities. There is no better way to learn about a person than spending time with them day in and day out. Summer camp experiences are the ultimate in interaction and provide a great opportunity for more than just a surface encounter of meeting someone once or twice. Members get to know the campers on a very personal level.

If you are a camp supporting people with disabilities and are looking for camp counselors, please contact Gary Sugg via email.

Along with gaining the distinction of being a Kelley A. Bergstrom Fellow, men who complete their summer will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to the funds that participants earn from working at the camp.

Serving as a Bergstrom Fellow is a great way to gain leadership skills, grow your professional network, and build your resume. The Bergstrom Fellowship program is limited to 25 recipients in 2019.

 

Requirements of a Bergstrom Fellow:

Be an associate, active, or alumni member of Pi Kappa Phi

Meet all camp hiring criteria

How can you get involved?

Check out the preferred camps you would be interested in below

Submit an application to The Ability Experience. You will need to keep in touch with the organization with your status of being hired and completion of summer employment.

Your information will be forwarded to the selected preferred camps (your interest and application to The Ability Experience does not guarantee your employment at a camp). Camps may or may not reach out to you about positions. It is your responsibility to apply.

Apply to camps that you are interested in.

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ALABAMA
  • Camp ASCCA – Jacksons’ Gap
ARIZONA
  • Camp Civitan Foundation – Williams
  • New Horizons LHC – Lake Havasu City
  • Camp Tatiyee – Lakeside
CALIFORNIA
  • Camp Bloomfield – Malibu
  • Camp Harmon – Boulder Creek
  • Camp Krem – Boulder Creek
  • Via Services West – Cupertino
  • Ability First Camp Paivika – Crestline
COLORADO
  • Rocky Mountain Village – Empire
CONNECTICUT
  • Camp Harkness – Waterford
GEORGIA
  • Camp Twin Lakes – Rutledge
  • Camp Twin Lakes – Wil-A-Way
  • Extra Special People – Athens
ILLINOIS
  • Camp Big Sky – Peoria
  • Camp Little Giant – Carbondale
INDIANA
  • Camp Riley – Martinsville
IOWA
  • Camp Albrecht Acres – Sherrill
  • Camp Courageous – Monticello
  • Camp Sunnyside – Des Moines
MARYLAND
  • Camp Fairlee Manor – Chestertown
MISSOURI
  • Camp Barnabas – Purdy
  • Wonderland Camp – Rocky Mount
MICHIGAN
  • Camp Fish Tales – Pinconning
  • Camp Indian Trails – Grand Rapids
NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • Camp Allen – Bedford
NEW JERSEY
  • Camp Merry Heart – Hackettstown
NORTH CAROLINA
  • Victory Junction – Randleman
  • Camp Carefree – Stokesdale
OHIO
  • Camp Allyn – Batavia
OREGON
  • Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp – Rhododendron
PENNSYLVANIA
  • Woodlands Foundation – Wexford
SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Camp Spearhead – Marietta
  • Clemson Outdoor Lab – Pendleton
TENNESSEE
  • Camp Discovery – Gainesville
TEXAS
  • Camp C.A.M.P. – Center Point
  • Camp for All – Burton
  • Down Home Ranch – Elgin
  • Camp Summit – Paradise
VIRGINIA
    • Camp Easter Seals UCP – New Castle
    • Camp Holiday Trails – Charlottesville
Washington
  • Camp Stand By Me – Vaughn
WISCONSIN
  • Camp Wawbeek – Wisconsin Dells

If you have any questions about the Bergstrom Fellows program, contact Regional Director of Chapter Services Gary Sugg.