Summer camp grants
SCJGF Summer Camp Grant Program was a concept not too long ago. Back in the summer of 2009, the Country Club of Spartanburg conducted a pilot program and it was a huge success. Not only were kids getting weeks worth of a golf camp, but it became so popular that the Club’s Membership Director would specifically schedule appointments during Camp time so that families could see the hustle and bustle of youngsters having an opportunity like the one CCS created.
Just recently the SCJGF Board of Trustees awarded nine (9) clubs $1,500 each for this summer. If your club hosts any type of Junior Golf Camp, please pass this information along to your professional staff. These grants are designed to continue the growth of the game. We encourage clubs to charge a fee in accordance with normal pricing guidelines for camp settings and recommend a $5-$10 price range per instructional hour.
The SCJGF grant money should be used to help with the purchase of necessary equipment, expand junior golf education and development, provide employment for counselors or interns to assist staff professionals, food and beverage costs and/or course access. We feel the program should consist of a six to 12 week plan working into facility and staff scheduling, have an introductory and skill based instruction component, include etiquette education and on-course learning opportunities.
For further information and inquiries on how to obtain a grant, contact our
offices at 803-732-9311!