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Scholarship and financial aid programme for campers

Grand jeu Civilisations au Camp musical Père Lindsay

Father Fernand Lindsay was committed to making the activities of the Camp accessible to the greatest number of young musicians in Quebec, based on their talent rather than on the financial means of their families.


This is why, thanks to the Fondation Père Lindsay, in 1996, the Campers’ Scholarship and Financial Aid Programme was created. Since then, close to $1 million has been awarded to 2000 campers over the years.


Through this programme, young people from all regions of Quebec and from diverse cultural backgrounds can have access to the Camp’s activities. Last year, 120 campers, or approximately 20% of the registered musicians, received a scholarship or financial support to attend the Camp, which represented a total contribution of $70,000.

To apply

Applications for financial assistance

To submit a request for financial assistance to cover part of the living expenses, please complete the registration your child online, then when completing your shopping cart, please select the Scholarships and financial aid payment option. The amount you could benefit from in financial assistance will be applied to your account later and you can pay the balance when you receive payment notice. Please also complete the financial aid application form, then send it to secretariat with other supporting documents requested.


Please note that the financial assistance component is only intended for low-income families living in Quebec*. Applications are evaluated, among other things, based on the number of people per family as well as gross family income. There is no deadline for applying for financial assistance, but amounts are allocated in order of receipt until funds are exhausted. To find out if your family is eligible, please contact secretariat.

Thank you to the Père Lindsay Foundation for financing the financial aid requests. 

*Includes Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Quebec who remain in Quebec at the time of the application and during the planned stay at the Musical Camp.

Special program: Destination C.A.M.P.

Since 2022, Camp musical Père Lindsay has been a proud partner of the Destination CAMP program which aims to develop self-confidence, autonomy, motivation and perseverance.

This program is offered to young people aged 11 to 17 living in Quebec who wish to stay in a certified summer camp for several summers and aims to:

  • Financially support the camp trip for young people from across Quebec who would not otherwise have the means to live this experience.

  • Offer participants the opportunity to discover and practice a variety of outdoor activities while leaving their usual living environment.

  • Equip young people to promote their development and positive civic involvement.

Although the Destination C.A.M.P. program pairs young people with the camps independently, you can request to be paired with the Musical Camp when you register for the program. Places are limited and conditions apply. 

More information

Several scholarships intended for young musicians who have distinguished themselves are offered by the Père Lindsay musical camp to musical schools, musical competitions or festivals including: 

  • Inter-Student Competition of the Vincent-d’Indy Music School

  • Arthur-Vaillancourt School

  • Verdun Music School

  • Fernand-Lindsay Music School

  • Youth School of the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal

  • Félix-Leclerc School

  • Joseph-François-Perrault School

  • Marguerite-De-Lajemmerais School

  • Champagneur College guitar ensemble

  • FHOSQ Soloists and Small Ensembles Competition

  • Lanaudière Classical Music Festival and Competition

  • Clermont-Pépin Festival

  • Gatineau Piano Festival of the Gatineau Music Conservatory

  • Horn Day

Consult the program of these organizations for more information.


The Musical Camp also awards merit scholarships, awarded by jury only, at the end of each of the four summer sessions:

  • Excellence scholarship (value of $1000) awarded to the young musician who has distinguished himself the most by his virtuosity and his fine predispositions.*

  • Teachers' scholarship (value of $500) awarded to the camper who was the teachers' favorite, both for his talent and his personality.*

  • Instructor scholarship (value of $500) awarded by the instructors on the basis of the good social qualities and active participation of a camper.*

  • Group course scholarship ($100) awarded to young people who have demonstrated excellent participation in artistic workshops.

  • Composition scholarship ($50) awarded to the camper whose musical creation performed in front of their peers stands out the most.

*These scholarships are applicable to the living expenses of a subsequent summer session and are not transferable.

To contribute

Our partners and generous donors to the Camper Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program are committed to helping low-income families and developing the talents of promising young musicians.



Companies, foundations, music lovers, do like them and support the development of young musicians!

*Please indicate which component of the Camper Bursary and Financial Assistance Program your donation is allocated to.

The Camp musical thanks you for encouraging its educational and musical mission.

Testimonials (translation in English)

Camper, 15 years old, singing

“…When I received the Merit Scholarship last Saturday, it was with a mixture of immense astonishment and excitement. I think that such encouragement from the beginning of my work gave me more confidence in my abilities and the desire to persevere and to continue in music. Besides, after two fantastic weeks at the camp, how could I possibly stop?”

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