Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Gordon V. Brown Memorial Endowment supports people of all ages in experiencing the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore programs. Annual grant disbursements are planned to be made to the Inland Seas Education Association to provide annual scholarship support for youth and adults who attend Inland Seas Education Association programs, including supporting classroom attendance and participation in ISEA's Schoolship program.