Our History

Camp for All Kids — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — was officially incorporated in 1997 to promote and facilitate racial diversity by sending kids from under-served communities to overnight summer camp. But the real story began six years earlier when a Camp Kamaji parent asked what he could do to add diversity to camp. Fast forward several decades to today: more than 1,000 camperships have been awarded, and thousands more kids, campership recipients and their camp friends alike, have benefited from a diverse camp experience.

How We Select Campers

Camp for All Kids partners with three schools that help select kids who have already succeeded at school and will thrive at camp. Families tell us that this experience has opened doors and provided learning opportunities that didn’t previously exist. Our campers currently come from elementary and middle schools in St. Louis, Chicago and Cleveland. Recipients may continue to receive an annual campership if they continue to meet their school’s academic and citizenship standards.

We are always looking for additional partner schools. If you know of an elementary or middle school that might be a good partner to our program, please email us at office@campforallkids.org.