The Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund awards grants to summer camps to provide scholarships to low-income children in grades K-12 to experience the outdoors during the summer months.
Campers can attend for up to four weeks under the program. The goals of the fund are to help children develop a love of the outdoors, encourage continued learning throughout the summer and expand children’s visions of what could be.
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Parents may apply directly to these organizations for a scholarship opportunity.
The 33 grant recipients for 2018 are:
American Diabetes Association/Camp Carolina Trails
Autism Society of North Carolina/Camp Royall
Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont
Boys & Girls Club of York County
Boy Scouts of America Mecklenburg County Council/Camp Grimes
Camp Celo, Inc.
Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council/Dale Earnhardt Leadership Campus at Oak Springs
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont/Camp Ginger Cascades
Green River Preserve
Christmont’s Camp Lakey Gap
Lutheridge & Lutherock
McDowell Nature Center/Urban Outdoor Connection Camp at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
Camp Rockmont/Adventure Week
Salvation Army/Camp Walter Johnson
Lincoln County YMCA
Northwest NC YMCA/Camp Hanes
YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer
Stanly County YMCA
Stratford Richardson YMCA
YMCA Camp Thunderbird
Upper Palmetto YMCA/Camp Cherokee
University City/Keith YMCA
Cabarrus County 4-H/Camp Betsy Jeff Penn
Cleveland County/ Millstone 4-H Camp
Gaston County 4-H
Mecklenburg County 4-H