You can sponsor a camper with a full or partial scholarship gift by supporting a unique United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties' Initiative, Summerships. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County, United Way annually provides 84 Summership scholarships of up to $250 for children (K-12) who qualify for free or reduced lunch and who otherwise could not afford to go to a camp for academics, sports, science, the arts etc. The Summership Initiative was born out of a donation of the proceeds acquired from the sale of the original Herky statues. In the last four years, 254 children in Johnson and Washington Counties have attended a camp of their choice supported by this scholarship. Camps have included: STEM, Invention, Horseback Riding, UI Basketball Camp, College for Kids and many more! $250 will sponsor a child to attend a summer camp/program and a gift of $5000 will endow the Summership to offer a scholarship annually, forever. Meet Sophia, Alex, and other children who have applied to go to camp this summer HERE.
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