Why the Educational Opportunities Fund?
The purpose of the Educational Opportunities Fund (501c3) is to provide scholarships for young people to participate in programs that value diversity, opening minds, fostering personal growth and helping youth respond to social, cultural and environmental challenges as responsible global citizens. Since 1969 The Educational Opportunities Fund has helped hundreds of children from around the world attend summer camp: Refugee children from the Sudan and Liberia, kids from under-resourced urban areas across the US, and youngsters from rural areas where resources are thin but kids are eager to play and learn in a thoughtful environment.
A summer camp experience can be deeply transformative. Connecting with nature, connecting with peers, connecting with your inner-self and being inspired by creative and magical camp counselors are only a few of the rare benefits of being at camp.
We wish all children could have the opportunity to spend a few weeks away from home each summer – challenging their comfort zones, thinking hard about their personal values, practicing self-reliance, trust, exploring new activities and returning to their school and home lives with a refreshed perspective.
Campers often return home with a desire to “make a difference” in their own lives, their community, and the world beyond. Often times camp plants seeds that inspire how kids live their personal lives or even influence their life’s work as adults!