Child Abuse and Nelgect Prevention
Awareness Month.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!
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 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.
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.