Camp for All Kids
Mar 04, 2020 7:00 AM
Robin Schachtel and Ben Sher, Co-Presidents
Camp for All Kids

Camp for All Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to promote and facilitate racial diversity by sending kids from underserved communities to overnight summer camp. Several decades later, more than 1,000 camperships have been awarded and thousands more children, campership recipients and their camp friends alike, have benefited from a diverse camp experience. Camp for All Kids partners with elementary and middle schools in Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland to select children who have already succeeded at school.  Camp, like few other youth activities, shapes life-long attitudes and behaviors, creating experiences and opening doors for Camp for All Kids campers that would not otherwise be available. And, 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.

Host - Catherine Lemmer