What is The Summer Camp Fund?
The Summer Camp Fund gives scholarships for use at camps that meet rigorous selection criteria. A robust outdoor program is a key factor weighing into our camp selection. The availability and strength of a swimming program, we believe, may be the only opportunity some children will have to learn to swim, both a health and safety issue. Camps receiving scholarship grants must also provide a literacy component in their programming.
Why Support The Summer Camp Fund?
Research shows low-income children lose ground in their months out of school and the gap between them and middle-income students gets larger year by year: "Low income students....lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains."
*National Summer Learning Association.
The mission of The Summer Camp Fund is to help children develop a love of the outdoors that respects and values the environment, encourage continued learning through the summer and provide new experiences and relationships to expand a child's vision of what could be.
Join E.R. Services in Making a Difference!
While summer camp may look different in 2020 than it has in years past, kids living in low income families need outlets like summer camp more than ever these days. Find out how you can contribute here.