SCOPE provides children from underserved communities with life changing opportunities through the experience of summer camp.
Our campers benefit from a positive, safe, and healthy environment led by excellent role models, who help them develop their full potential.
SCOPE believes summer camp reinforces what children learn in school and enhances overall academic learning.
Camp allows children to grow socially, emotionally, and physically while providing them with meaningful and fun interactions with children and excellent adult role models. Camp helps children develop individual interests and learn the importance of contributing to the camp community.
How Does SCOPE Work?
SCOPE allocates funds to participating SCOPE camps to provide camp scholarships
Participating camps enroll campers; campers are selected in partnership with public schools, public charter schools, and community agencies
SCOPE campers make a commitment to stay in school in order to return to camp summer after summer
SCOPE campers who graduate from high school will be eligible for a college scholarship through the Sanford Lavitt Education Fund
By making a long-term commitment to our SCOPE campers, we seek to inspire and empower them to succeed as individuals and make a positive impact on their families and in their home communities.
SCOPE campers are children who are enrolled in public school or public charter school (ages 7 – 16) and qualify for the USDA Free or Reduced Lunch Program. They attend nonprofit, resident camps in the New York/Tri-State area, Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest.