Each fall, The Summer Camp Fund initiates the application process for funding children for camp the following summer. Funding is awarded in the form of scholarships to camps that competitively meet programming criteria in alignment with our mission with particular emphasis on the outdoors and environmental experiences, literacy, and swimming and water safety instruction. Camps must also have been in business for at least one year and have a strong process in place for recruiting low-income campers.

The children receiving scholarships must come from counties in WBTV's (our media sponsor's) viewership area:
North Carolina:  Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Union and Watauga.
South Carolina:  Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York.

If you are a camp that meets these criteria, wish to be included in our next grant cycle and are not already on our mailing list, please e-mail us via our 'Contact Us' page and ask to be added.

Camps Receiving Scholarships in 2024

Please note: Interested parents/guardians should apply directly to these camps on behalf of their children. The Summer Camp Fund does not provide direct assistance to families but provides scholarships to our partner camps which determine eligibility for financial aid.

Day Camps:
Learning Help Centers of Charlotte
Trusted Parents
YMCA-Lake Norman
YMCA-Lincoln County
YMCA-Stanly County
YMCA-Steele Creek
YMCA-Stratford Richardson

Residential Camps:
Autism Society of North Carolina, Inc./Camp Royall
Camp Celo
Camp Grier
Camp Henry
Camp Kanuga
Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
Green River Preserve
Lakey Gap
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte
YMCA-Camp Harrison
YMCA-Camp Thunderbird
YMCA-Upper Palmetto/Camp Cherokee
4-H Alexander County
4-H Cabarrus County
4-H Caldwell County
4-H Catawba County
4-H Cleveland County
4-H Gaston County
4-H Iredell County
4-H Mecklenburg County
4-H Richmond County
4-H Rowan County
4-H Stanly County
4-H Union County