Barden Adventure Scholarship

Eighth grade students in both central New York and Connecticut are given the opportunity to apply for the Barden Adventure Scholarship. Teens from select school district can apply for the scholarship, with one student from each participating school selected. Chosen students will then participate in the Barden Adventure, which is coordinated by the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY.

As part of the application process, students are asked to answer four essay questions asking why they should be chosen for the adventure. Selected students will go on an all-expense paid, 8-day canoe and camping trip through the Adirondacks. They will also choose a charity that they feel is deserving, which will be funded through proceeds from the Daniel Barden Mudfest.

This is a tremendous opportunity for your child for a variety of reasons. This is a leadership program, so not only will it be a centerpiece on your child’s college resume, it will also be a positive, life-changing experience. Veterans of the Barden Adventure program call it an “adventure of a lifetime.” Additionally, teens are often not asked what they really feel about societal issues, and in asking them to pick a charity, they can have voice in our community.

If you’re a teen interested in taking part in the Barden Adventure, or if you know a student who may wish to participate, please feel free to download our application below. More information is included in the application.

Once the student is selected there will be two sessions to choose from, consisting of 8 students per session.

Please let us know if you have any questions or are interested by contacting us via email at [email protected]