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Cocktails & Camp Friends

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 over 200 guests gathered at Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield, Illinois to raise funds and awareness for SCOPE Midwest at the 15th Annual SCOPE Midwest Benefit! 

All proceeds support camper scholarships for children to attend our SCOPE Midwest nonprofit partner camps. Your donation directly makes a difference in the life, and future, of each child we serve. 

A special thank you to local band Highway 45! 



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Gold Sponsors

S'more Dessert Sponsors


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All check contributions can be made out to:
SCOPE, 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10016

Cocktails and Camp Friends Event Committee

Michael Cohen
Emc Ventures, LLC

Jackie Curtis
Tamarak Day Camp

Ben Fisher
Camp Kawaga

Linsey Friedman
Camp Ojibwa

Dayna Hardin

Dana Harf

Dana Kite
Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps

Stacy Schwartz Kotelov
Banner Day Camp

Niki Papak
Banner Day Camp

Lisa Ries
Tamarak Day Camp

Spencer Stone
Camp Kawaga

Lucia Thoensen
Tamarak Day Camp

Paul Titley
Berkshire Soccer Academy

Danny Tuchman
Hi-Five Sports Camp

Richard Woodstein
Camp Robin Hood

About SCOPE Midwest

At SCOPE Midwest, we know the value of a summer spent at camp and believe that every child deserves to experience the transformative qualities of camp regardless of socio-economic background. Children who have the benefit of attending summer camp develop high self-efficacy that leads to being more engaged and successful in school.

We, as camp directors and supporters, are committed to providing these life changing experiences in partnership with non-profit overnight camps. Different from other camp fundraising organizations, none of the funds raised are used within our own programs and organizations.

Who Benefits?

Campers – SCOPE Midwest provides camp scholarships to children in underserved communities who otherwise would not be able to attend camp. These campers are given the gift of camp at no cost to their family. Once a camper attends, they are invited to continue attending camp in future summers as long as they are enrolled in school.

Camps – All proceeds go directly to sending a child to non-profit overnight camps. Many of these camps provide year-round youth services. SCOPE Midwest partners with camps that are well-equipped to provide high-quality programming for the diverse and unique needs of their campers.

Communities – We know that the life skills developed at camp encourage children to reach their potential long after summer ended. Every child who receives a SCOPE campership commits to staying in school. Communities are strengthened through education and SCOPE partner camps play an integral role this development.

Marv Tuchman, Lifetime Achievement in Camping Award

Marv Tuchman founded the first Hi-Five Sports location and brand in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago in 1990. He then co-founded the second location in downtown Chicago in 2000. In addition to its day camps, Hi-Five offers year-round programming, including clinics, pre-k classes, sports leagues, and more. Marv has spent 30+ years with the sole mission of enriching the lives of children through sports for both suburban and inner-city children. His success can be felt throughout the Chicagoland area, where he had also set up non-profit programming for families who couldn’t afford Hi-Five.

Marv’s passion for youth sports and belief that sports are so much more than winning and losing – it is about teamwork, playing hard, and playing fair. And it’s about making new friends and enjoying the camaraderie. Marv has positively impacted thousands and thousands of youth for the past 33 years. His passion for the brand and helping children has transcended generations. Today, his children have built a national brand with locations in 8 states and pioneered the Hi-Five Sports Zone facility concept.

Dillon telling his story
Summer camp isn’t a place you just go for a week and come back the same person. Every year I come back as a new person… I have learned so many things I brought back here. I learned how to talk to people. I learned how to open up to people easily. I learned how to do archery.

Thank you a million times over because SCOPE provided all of these things. So, I wanted to say thank you.

– Dillon, House In The Wood Camper