SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) provides children from under-served communities with life changing opportunities through the experience of summer camp. SCOPE funds camp scholarships or “camperships” to send children who commit to staying in school to nonprofit, resident camps which will empower them to develop to their full potential. SCOPE offers camperships to children who otherwise would not have been able to afford a summer camp experience.
SCOPE relies on the support of individuals, businesses, camps and foundations to provide the gift of camp to these children.
With your support, SCOPE helps give children from low income families a chance to attend camp and build new dreams and brighter futures for themselves and their families.
The Camp Towanda community appreciates what camp has to offer both campers and staff. Mitch just finished his 6-year term as National President of SCOPE and is a Board Member, as well as the emcee for over 10 years at the annual benefit dinner. Jared is currently on the SCOPE Associate Board and of course, we have many campers, staff and alumni involved in SCOPE events and the SCOPE Junior Leadership Council (JLC).
Jared recently hosted a Speakeasy fundraiser for the over 21 crowd in The Lower East Side of Manhattan that raised over $12,000.00. Many of our camp parents ear-marked leftover camper bank funds from the summer to give to SCOPE (with permission) that added up to over $3500.00 which was then matched by Mitch & Stephanie! In addition, many Towanda-ers are involved year round in SCOPE awareness and fundraising; from t-shirt sales, raffles, special events and Mitzvah projects.
The next upcoming SCOPE event will happen at the Florida Beach Party on December 26th…. Campers Aidan Neidoff and Allie Green have joined forces to create this great opportunity:
When we first heard of SCOPE we knew we wanted to get involved. Having attended Camp Towanda for the past seven summers, we now realize how fortunate we are to have had the opportunity to attend such a special place where we have made lasting friendships and special memories that will remain with us for life. That sense of camp being a second home for us motivated us to raise money so that less fortunate children can have the opportunity to experience the same friendships, opportunities and moments that we each had at camp.
Since last summer, we decided to seize an opportunity to further promote SCOPE from the Southeast. At the Florida Beach Party, we will be showcasing the very exciting new Towanda/SCOPE Crazy Creek chair!
We are truly excited to make a difference for many less fortunate children and strongly encourage everyone to become involved in SCOPE in some way.
You can order a special edition CRAZY CREEK CHAIR (that will be waiting for you upon arrival at camp this summer) from THE CAMP SPOT! CLICK HERE!
-Aidan Neidoff and Allie Green