CROW Summer Theater Camp Scholarships soar to $5,500

June 13, 2018 — Florence nonprofit Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) announced yesterday that it will provide scholarship awards, totaling approximately $5,500, to the local community. Thanks to Lane County Cultural Coalition grant funding, Twilight funds, and generous donations from the local public, CROW was able to allocate a combination of full and partial scholarships to many deserving kids and teens.

“I’m just so grateful to be able to do this,” said CROW Artistic Director Melanie Heard. “There are so many kids in our community who need and deserve the arts education that CROW provides. We are so fortunate to be able to give funds to families who might not otherwise be able to send their child to camp.”

Heard also stressed that the CROW scholarship applications were “not simple,” and included both thought-provoking essay questions and a letter of recommendation form.

“The purpose of the difficult application is to encourage kids to strive for something, rather than just hand it to them on a silver platter,” said Heard. “Life is not like that, and CROW believes in preparing kids for the real world.”

The CROW Board of Directors was deeply impressed by the applicants who sought funding this year.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to give the gift of arts education,” Heard said. “We’re really looking forward to an exciting summer!”

Summer camps are nearly full, but there are a few spots left. Regular camp applications are due by Friday, June 15, or a late fee may be applicable.

For dates, times, and information, please call or text Heard at 541-999-8641 or visit