Camp Sankaty Head succeeds because many Campers make a several year commitment to the Camp. Applicants currently need to be in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. This gives them an opportunity to grow as young men, to become better campers and caddies, and perhaps, after a few years, to join the ranks of the Camp Senior Staff.
Additionally, once a Camper has completed two years at Camp, he is eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Sankaty Head Foundation. These valuable scholarships are awarded to distinguished Campers whose academic performance at their high school or college is exemplary.
It is also important that a Camper stay at the Camp each year until late August. Early departures are discouraged and will likely result in the Camper not being invited back in succeeding years.