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Dayna Hardin Greenwoods Camp - Scope Midwest Dinner Hosts Over 225 SUPPORTERS
Annual Benefit Raises Camp Scholarships For Children In Need
By: Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls
Spearheaded by SCOPE Midwest Board Members and Event Chairs, Dayna Hardin and Dana Kite, directors of Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps, and committee members and camp supporters including owners/directors from Tamarak Day Camp, Camp Marimeta, Camp Birch Trail, Camp Horseshoe, Camp Ojibwa, Camp Lincoln, Camp Menominee, and Camp Robin Hood, the event raised over $125,000 to help send low-income, Chicago area children to overnight camp.
“Camp provides children with a foundation to succeed in the 21st century as well as life and social skills they cannot learn as successfully in any other environment,”
Over 200 guests attended the event that featured cocktails, dinner, live music by Robbie Gold and his band, and silent auction. Sandy Cohen, owner of Camp Marimeta was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to children and the summer camp profession. Also honored at the dinner were Karen and Jamie Moyer and The Moyer Foundation; recipients of the Advocate for Youth Award, presented annually at the dinner.
“SCOPE Midwest has provided funding for over 1100 children since its launch in 2007 and will continue to support the organization’
SCOPE Midwest believes summer camp is part of the year-round education continuum, supplementing academic curriculum through exploring nature and active learning. Children living in poverty experience 2.5 years of summer learning loss by third grade compared with their middle to upper class peers. With funds raised from events and individual contributions throughout the year, they can help bridge the education gap in the Chicagoland area by affording more children in need with the documented benefits of excellent summer camp experiences.
SCOPE’s mission is to provide children in need the edge to succeed in life through the summer camp experience. This is accomplished by funding camp scholarships at nonprofit, resident camps where children will benefit from a positive, safe and healthy environment led by excellent adult role models, who will help them develop their full potential. The national organization, founded in 1991, has provided camp scholarships for more than 25,000 children from low-income communities in the New York metropolitan area, the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. Each year, hundreds of children receive the beneﬁts of summer camp through SCOPE from funds raised from foundation and corporate partners, individual gifts and fundraising events.