Camp for All Kids promotes and facilitates racial diversity by sending kids from under-served communities to overnight summer camp.
Camp for All Kids partners with 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.
Like no other youth activity, camp has the ability to shape life-long attitudes and behaviors. It is a place where children are treated as individuals, not as stereotypes; where campers are judged by their behavior, not by their appearance.
When camp is diverse, everyone benefits. In this intimate setting, children from different cultures and life experiences learn to live cooperatively, exercise tolerance and make close and lasting friendships. Once accepted into the program, children can return to camp to nurture those friendships year after year.