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Durham, N.C.) – Triangle Community Foundation is pleased to announce its Send A Kid To Camp™ partners for summer 2012, which will receive funding to provide camp tuition assistance to children, ages 5-17, who could not attend camp otherwise:
• American Diabetes Association, Camp Carolina Trails – a traditional camping experience for children living with diabetes.
• Autism Society of North Carolina, Camp Royal – a specialized camp for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders.
• Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont Western Chatham Unit, Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp – a day camp for children in Chatham County which includes recreational and educational activities.
• The Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Summer Day Camp – a day camp including activities such as canoeing, swimming, fishing, archery, sports, arts/ crafts, hiking and more.
• Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA – a variety of day camp programs with activities ranging from swimming, arts/crafts, sports, cooking, science, outdoor activities, and more.
• Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H , Chatham County 4-H Summer Camping Program - two weeks of traditional overnight camp for youth ages 8-14.
• Chatham County Schools, Chatham Activities United Summer Enrichment Camp – a day camp for students from both Siler City and Virginia Cross Elementary Schools.
• East Durham Children’s Initiative, EDCI’s Soaring Through Summer Camp – a summer program for children in EDCI’s program at YE Smith Elementary School; programming includes intensive educational instruction, field trips, and other summer camp activities.
• The Emily Krzyzewski Center, Basketball Camp and Drama Camp - two camps focusing on a distinct skill that centers on developing teamwork, self-confidence, leadership, and character for campers in Durham.
• John Avery Boys and Girls Club, JABGC Summer Camp - campers participate in educational and recreational activities and take local field trips.
• North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation, Camp Challenge a one week sleep-away camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders where campers learn about financial literacy in a traditional camp setting.
• Orange County 4-H, Orange County 4-H Camp Programs– a variety of overnight and day camp programs for youth from Orange County.
• Camp Sertoma Club of NC, VA, and MD, Sertoma Deaf Camp a co-ed camp for youth who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or CODA (child of deaf adult).
• Wake County 4-H Youth Development, Wake County 4-H Sleep Away Camp a residential camp offering a variety of traditional camp activities for campers.
• Walltown Children’s Theatre, Young Performers Summer Camps - campers participate in arts related activities including acting, music, art, and dance.
• YMCA of the Triangle, Camp High Hopes - a day camp that provides traditional camp activities with a focus on improving camper’s academic and social skills.
Last year more than 520 Triangle-area children attended camp through Send A Kid To Camp, which distributed over $138,000 to its 2011 camp partners. Since the program was created in 1984, over $2 million has been donated to send more than 7,500 children to camp.
Those interested in attending camp through Send A Kid To Camp™ should contact the camp directly to learn about their camper scholarship application process.
To help a child go to camp, or for more information, visit http://www.kidstocamp.net.
Triangle Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages $145 million in funds established by individuals, businesses and families. From these funds, we give grants to nonprofit organizations and administer a variety of programs for the community’s benefit. The Foundation currently manages over 755 funds, ranging in size from $10,000 to $10 million, primarily for the benefit of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Last year the Foundation granted more than $14 million to nonprofits, schools and community efforts.