The Power of Camp
Summer camp is an essential component of the year-round educational continuum and plays a critical role in helping children from underserved communities to thrive. SCOPE bridges the opportunity gap by making summer camp accessible to children from financially disadvantaged families.
When I found out that I was picked to come to camp, I cried because I was so excited. Camp is my favorite thing I get to do all summer.
Children Given the Gift of Camp…
Summer camp provides children with access to step outside the boundaries of their home life to…
- LIVE in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment
- DEVELOP new skills and explore individual interests
- BE CHALLENGED by new experiences
- CREATE life-long bonds of friendship and community
- LEARN from positive adult role models
- GAIN leadership skills and confidence
People who attended camp as kids say what they learned at camp about relationship skills is helping them to thrive in school and in the workplace.
SCOPE funds camperships to send children who commit to staying in school to nonprofit, American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited, resident camps which will empower them to develop to their full potential.
Children receiving SCOPE camperships have opportunities to learn new skills, connect with nature, and develop a sense of independence that can only come from being away from home – these gifts help them succeed at summer camp and beyond.
What We Do
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We see children who we know do better in school when they leave camp… They are coming home with both hard and soft skills that could change the trajectory of their lives forever.
By providing summer camp opportunities, SCOPE promotes long-term educational success for the children we serve. These children commit to staying in school and are then allowed to return to camp year after year. Northeast campers who have received SCOPE campership support for six or more years, and graduate from high school will qualify to apply for SCOPE college scholarship support through the Sanford Lavitt Education Fund.
By opening the door to summer camp opportunities with a focus on education, and through a long-term commitment to the children we serve, SCOPE seeks to inspire and empower children to make positive contributions to their communities and become self-sustaining adults.