VASCA is a not-for-profit agency providing grants to support summer respites for low-income elderly residents of New York City.

Hundreds of City seniors annually benefit from scholarships which permit them to escape to the countryside and attend camps for up to two weeks each summer.

We encourage those who want to support our mission, or who wish to inquire about getting involved with our work, to contact us directly, or to sign up for updates using the form at the right.

Because of the pandemic, VASCA is not making 2020 camping grants. However, emergency grants for low-income New York City senior needs – particularly food-related – will be available throughout the summer of 2020.
Please email for more information.