Harry Duren and Greg Simons Memorial Fund

The Harry Duren and Gregory Simons Memorial Fund was established by the Connecticut Chapter of AMC in memory of Harry Duren, a very active long-time member. Recently the name was changed to include a memory to Gregory Simons, whose family has made significant contributions to the fund

The fund provides a scholarship to financially challenged teenagers from Connecticut to attend one of AMC’s summer Wilderness Camping Adventures in New Hampshire or Maine.

To qualify, the teenager must show an enjoyment for the outdoors and a willingness to serve their community. The candidate must be a Connecticut resident, get along with their peers and be able to follow instructions. Past participants routinely state that the event was "one of their most enjoyable times" and "a life-changing experience".

Deadline for nominations is February 1st each year.

Tax deductible donations may be sent to:

Eric Stones
AMC Harry Duren & Greg Simons Fund
72 Sunset Hill Rd
Bethel, CT 06801

To nominate someone to receive a scholarship, Download an application form and mail it to:

Eric Stones
AMC Harry Duren Scholarship
72 Sunset Hill Rd
Bethel, CT 06801

In the letter give the name, address and phone number of the person you are nominating along with a paragraph about why this person is deserving of the award. Please include your name and phone number.