We invite you to support Camp Allen’s semi-annual benefits, Starry Nights and Campfire Lights. These fun-filled, country casual evening includes dinner, dancing, and auctions.
Camp Allen serves more than 65,000 people annually, including more than 10,000 children. Our summer camps and Discovery Program – a hands-on science education program for children from local public and private schools – are extremely popular and continue to attract more children from across the state and beyond.
The challenge is that many children from economically disadvantaged families need financial support in order to be able to participate in our summer camps, and schools in low-income communities often cannot participate in our Discovery Program without assistance. Camp Allen’s Scholarship Fund therefore provides scholarships to those who could not otherwise afford to engage in our programs. Last year, 40% of our youth visitors came from low-income backgrounds – and we expect this figure to continue to grow, as the number of scholarship requests we receive has increased steadily in recent years.
The mission of Starry Nights is to provide scholarships to make it possible for many more children and youth to experience this beautiful place and the transformative experiences that we provide. Thank you for considering a donation of an auction item in support of Camp Allen!