Summer Camp Fund donations go to camp scholarships for children from low-income families.
The nonprofit Partners in Out-of-School Time of Charlotte, which will administer the program, is partnering with six area after-school programs and camps:
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Camp Thunderbird, a day and residential camp on Lake Wylie.
Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County and Camp T.N. Spencer, a day camp in Concord.
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte, with Camp Walter Johnson, an overnight camp in Denton.
Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council in Gaston County, with Camp Golden Valley in Bostic, about 65 miles west of Charlotte.
Camp Celo, a farm camp in Burnsville, about 120 miles northwest of Charlotte.
The Gaston County Family YMCA, with day camps at various Y sites and at its family outdoor center at the base of Crowders Mountain.
Here are some suggested ways to contribute toward camp scholarships:
$28 to help send a child to one week of day camp at Camp T.N. Spencer.
$33 toward one week of resident camp at Camp Golden Valley.
$120 toward a one-week day camp at the Gaston County Family YMCA's Camp Ohana and Excelsior.
$165 toward a weeklong overnight stay at Camp Walter Johnson.
Send donations to: The Summer Camp Fund, P.O. Box 37269, Charlotte, NC 28237-7269.