Summer Camp Fund

Here are the Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund grant recipients

Children at Camp Grier near Asheville work on art projects. Thanks to reader donations, the Observer’s Summer Camp Fund will help send children to Camp Grier this summer, among other sites.
Children at Camp Grier near Asheville work on art projects. Thanks to reader donations, the Observer’s Summer Camp Fund will help send children to Camp Grier this summer, among other sites.

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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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. David T. Foster, III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com


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

Camp Grier

Christmont’s Camp Lakey Gap

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Jonah Kirks, 9, at the Kannapolis YMCA's summer camp. The camp is receiving funds again this year from the Observer's Summer Camp Fund. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Lutheridge & Lutherock

McDowell Nature Center/Urban Outdoor Connection Camp at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

Camp Rockmont/Adventure Week

Salvation Army/Camp Walter Johnson

Trusted Parents

Victory Junction

Cannon/Kannapolis YMCA

Johnston YMCA

Lincoln County YMCA

McCrorey YMCA

Northwest NC YMCA/Camp Hanes

YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer

Simmons YMCA

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

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