We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides scholarships to young musicians to any accredited summer music camp in the United States. Scholarships are made possible through the generous donations from the alumni and friends of Arrowbear Music Camp, matching grants, and from members of the general public who support music education.



PO Box 1294
Lakewood CA 90714-1294



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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is to provide scholarships to young people from elementary school age through college age so that they may participate in the educational experience of attending a summer music camp in the specific areas of instrumental and/or vocal music. Our mission includes the intention to promote the study and enjoyment of music and the arts, to encourage discipline and aesthetics in education, to provide opportunities for young people to share their art at a high level of excellence, and to meet with and explore ideas with other young people of various backgrounds, but similar interests. Secondarily, our mission is to promote the musical arts in performance and to give local communities an opportunity to view today’s youth in a positive and constructive light.

President's Message

Even though it’s fall, I still think of summer. I think of all the summer music camps and other musical activities that happen in the summer. I think back to my own memories of my summers at Arrowbear and the influence it had on me, both as a musician and as a person. This is why all of us on the Board contribute our time to help other young musicians and singers experience a session at Arrowbear and other similar summer music camps. Many thanks for your generous donations. We have helped so many students over the years have a summer music camp experience through your donations. There is something about the camp experience that transforms young musicians just like it did me when I was a camper.


We have designed a new updated and expanded website. The site has information on scholarships, alumni, upcoming events, the lyrics to favorite camp songs, the Hall of Fame, and lots of photos of scholarship recipients, camp, and the last reunion. Our new web site also suggests multiple options to donate to our scholarship efforts. I encourage you to take a look at our site at www.arrowbearmusicassoc.org.


We are also making better use of social media. We post regularly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join us and post your own memories. The Contact Us section in this newsletter has our social media information for each platform.


In January, we’re sponsoring a fundraising event at the Blaze Pizza in Garden Grove on January 23. They offer create-your-own pizzas and delicious salads. Our scholarship fund will receive 20% of the proceeds from the event. Please stop by to visit and get a bite to eat. We hope to see you there.

Cliff Kusaba



We grant scholarships to any accredited instrumental or choral music camp in the United States. Applications are available beginning February 1 and are due in mid-April.


We publish our Newsletter in the spring and in the fall. Our database contains over two thousand alumni and friends of Arrowbear. Click below to read our latest Newsletter.


Catch up with what Alumni are doing now, favorite camp memories, and the latest events planned in the near future. Find a link to your favorite camp songs and a photo gallery.


There are multiple ways you can support providing scholarships for summer music camps. We accept donations by check and by credit card through PayPal. For some of you, writing a check, addressing an envelope, and locating a stamp is too time consuming or just flat-out “old school.” There are lots of other ways you can help us help young musicians. Check out these additional options.

Amazon Smile

Sign up to have a percentage of your Amazon purchases donated to us. 

Stock Donations

Donating stock directly to us can have huge tax advantages for you.

Online Banking

Set up a "bill" in your online bill pay platform to make it easy to donate.

Matching Grants

Many employers will match donations their employees make to approved charities.

Employer Plans

Many employers allow  payroll deductions to support approved charities.


Encourage your friends and family to donate in your name on Facebook.