Mission: Camps for kids works to assure that no kansas city area youngster is denied the benefits of summer camp due to medical disability or financial disadvantage. We envision a community that recognizes the unique developmental benefits of the summer camp experience for our children, that organizes to provide sufficient resources, that 'takes care of our own," and that passes this salutary process on to subsequent generations.
Programs: Camps for kids is a kansas city based organization dedicated to helping disabled and disadvantaged youth experience the wonders and the benefits of summer camp by providing financial support to campers who otherwise would have been unable to profit from the valuable experience of summer camp. Spina bifida, cancer, epilepsy, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, severe burns, crohns and colitis, poverty, and neighborhood crime are some of the challenges facing our campers. Our camping network includes 21 camps specializing in serving the diverse needs of our campers. The camps for kids network is generating life-affirming results for our campers as well as new skills, sound decisions-making, and values and friendships that last a lifetime. In 2016, camps for kids provided critical funding for 21 summer camp programs for 3,460 underprivileged and special needs youth.