Deep Portage Scholarship

To promote conservation education for our young people on the lake, the Birch Lake Association offers two scholarships each year to Summer Camps at the Deep Portage Learning Center. Generally, we award scholarships to the Izaak Walton League camp or similar program. Minimum age is 12 years old.

To apply for a scholarship, the student must write a letter stating why he/she would benefit from attending a Deep Portage Summer Camp. Send the letter to:

Diane Zaske
c/o Birch Lake Association
PO Box 125, Hackensack, MN 56452


Brody Stommes thanked the association for the scholarship to Deep Portage during our annual meeting.

2017 No Recipients

2016 Deep Portage Scholarship Recipients 

Our 2016 Deep Portage Scholarship went to Bennet and Branden Capelle, both went to Forkhorn I camp.

2015 Recipient Deep Portage Scholarship

  • Carson Lemke (grandson of Betty and Gary Martin) who attended the Mini-Camp July 19-21, 2015.

  • Carson's thank you note