We have created a scholarship program that aims to make our week long summer camps financially accessible to families of the Corvallis community.
One of the Valley Rock Gym’s core values is community. With all our actions, we ask ourselves whether they align with our goal to cultivate a space where people of all ages, identities, and abilities can come to socialize, learn, move, and grow - as climbers and as individuals.
While we aim to offer affordable pricing, that also allows us to keep our lights on and pay our amazing team fairly, we recognize that our pricing is still out of reach for many.
Hence, we are motivated to figure out other ways to lower the financial barriers of entry. While the scholarship program this summer aims to make summer camps accessible for youth, we are excited to expand our scholarship offerings in the fall.
Why a scholarship fund?
Small businesses like ours, and a brand new one at that, have not been immune to the impacts of COVID-19. We’re not in a financial position right now to do this work on our own. So, we’re reaching out to you, our community, to help us.
How will the scholarship fund work?
In the long term, we intend to set up a fund that allows community members to make tax-deductible contributions. In the short term, we will have people donate through paypal in which all of the funds will go towards our scholarship fund.
How to I donate?
Simply click on the donate button above! We will also have a QR code at the front desk that you can scan which will take you to the donation link.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Folks who would like to take advantage of the scholarship can fill out an application form for either a full or partial scholarship for Valley Rock Gym summer camps. Priority will go to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch through the public school system.