Camp Opportunity

April is

Child Abuse and Nelgect Prevention

Awareness Month.

Project Pinwheel is a campaign spearheaded by Greenville First Steps and SC Children's Trust in alliance with "Pinwheels for Prevention" to provide awareness for child abuse and neglect prevention.
We are honored to have our very own "Pinwheels for Prevention Garden" at our beautiful camp site, Camp Tekoa throughout the month. 
This April, Camp Opportunity staff will sport the blue pinwheel pin everyday, and wear blue every Friday in support!

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T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U!

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We could not have done it without our incredible emcee, Megan Heidlberg, our wonderful auctioneer, Bob Howard, and our amazing event sponsors: 

Honey Bee Sponsors:

Reliable Automatic Sprinklers Co., Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Rob Victor

Bumble Bee Sponsor

The Carolina Law Group

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We also owe a huge thanks to our corporate/table sponsors and auction donors: 

Asheville Brewery Tour

Bennett's Frame & Art Gallery

Bring Fido

The Bohemian

BMW

The Community Tap

Earth Fare

Engenius

Ethox Chemicals

Allen Gillespie

Jason Halliburton

The Handlebar

Dr. Jonathan Holloway

The Hyatt

Mia Alexander Salon

Michelin USA

QSA

Serrus Capital Partners

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Mike Watson

Whole Foods

90 Degrees Hot Yoga

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And a special THANK YOU to Jay Spivey at Fete Magazine for giving us good press, to our DJ, Justin Reid,  for giving us good tunes, and to our lovely & loyal volunteers from Macy's for giving us good judging,  and to Katey Buechler, Sally Burnette, and Cathrine Schumacher for giving us good time-keeping (and good words).

 

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More than three decades ago, 23 children in foster care attended their first week of summer camp through the grassroots efforts of concerned community volunteers.
 
They swam.  
They sang songs.
They gathered around a campfire. 
They established a legacy of fun, love, and support: Camp Opportunity. 
 
Camp Opportunity is a locally-founded and locally-focused non-profit organization (501c3). For over 30 years, we have offered a week of summer camp to the special and underserved population of children who experienced foster care. In 2013, we provided a wonderful & wonder-filled week of camp to 80 kids overcoming multiple situations of abuse & neglect.  
 
Throughout the year, we also provide educational, cultural, and recreational enrichment opportunties that include quarterly trips to The Children's Museum, quarterly trips to "The Mountain Goat" rock-climbing gym, a year-round cycling/mentoring club (launching Spring 2014), summer rafting trips; we currently have plans to add a fun technology program in addition to our flagship week of summer camp.   
 
Thanks to the generous support of the community Camp Opportunity looks forward to many more years of service!
 
If you care about a child that might enjoy our camp week or other programs, we would love to speak with his or her case manager, social worker, or advocate.

 

 


We always serve
  • Children & youth from the Upstate with current documented exposure to abuse/neglect


We may serve:

  • Children & youth from the Upstate whose families are currently receiving services from agencies/organizations like (but not necessarily limted to) DSS, SAFY, Continuum of Care, Pendleton Place, Miracle Hill, Safe Harbor, The Phoenix Center, etc., or who have been adopted, returned home, or placed with a guardian



 

Please consider purchasing an Ella B. "Neighborhood" candle this year, sold EXCLUSIVELY at the Denim Salon by Beija-Flor on Augusta Road.
  
 They are hand-poured in Charlotte, NC, and named for
local neighborhoods and areas in the Upstate.

The best part?
 Beija-Flor  Jeans donates half of the profits from the candle sales
to Camp Opportunity, Inc. 

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Camp Opportunity is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donations are not only tax deductible, but also abundantly appreciated.  


Photographs containing images of actual campers (past or present) have been modified to protect their identities.  Other photos are stock images.

 

 


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Email: info@campoppsc.org

Phone: 864.416.7986
Fax: 864.335.8003
Address:
58 Parkway Commons Way
Greer, SC  29650