Your Donations at Work!

Dear Friends,

Throughout our 43-year history, Camps for Kids has remained committed to a simple, yet profound, idea: Camp Changes Lives. Summer camp is an experience that goes beyond traditional notions of recreation. It serves as a transformative space where children build lasting friendships, discover and hone new skills, and cultivate a sense of independence and well-being. The benefits of summer camp are immeasurable, shaping the character and resilience of campers in ways that help shape their personal, social, and emotional development.

Unfortunately, many children and youth lack access to this invaluable experience due to challenges of availability, accessibility, and affordability. The most vulnerable children – those who are underprivileged or have special needs or disabilities – face the greatest barriers.

This is where you can help. By supporting Camps for Kids, you help ensure that no Kansas City-area child is denied the opportunity to experience the joy, benefits, and discovery of summer camp due to medical disability or financial disadvantage. With your generous donations, Camps for Kids provides funding to area camps, many of which are solely focused on providing experiences to special needs or underprivileged children. In addition, your donations make it possible to cover the costs of summer camp for foster care children in the Kansas City area.

Perhaps no one can better describe the impact of your donation than the people who benefit.

· “Without the support of Camps for Kids, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free, medically-supervised camp for kids with congenital heart defects.” — Camp Director

· “I think it was the first time (my son) felt like being autistic wasn’t a bad thing. On the way home, he said, ‘I think I’m actually embracing my autism!’ It made my heart so, so happy.” — Parent

· “It helped me to be able to talk to other kids my age who have been through similar experiences as me.” — 13-year-old Camper

· “My daughter got to know girls around her age who are different like her. She said it made her not feel so alone and awkward.” — Parent

The impact of your support does not end as summer comes to a close, however. Many of our camps offer year-round continued relationship-building, education and social-emotional programs both after school and on weekends. Our camps report that they can serve more kids year-round because of Camps for Kids funding.

By supporting Camps for Kids, you are not just funding a program – you are investing in the potential and happiness of Kansas City-area children and youth. Make donations payable to Camps for Kids and send to our office at:

Camps for Kids
5913 Woodson Rd., Suite 211
Mission, KS 66202

OR click the DONATE button below.

Thank you for your gift!

Other ways you can help

There are lots of ways to help Camps for Kids fulfill its mission of ensuring that Kansas City-area children have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of summer camp regardless of income or disability.

Attend Camps for Kids Fundraising Events

Volunteer at Camps for Kids Events

Volunteer with our Board of Directors

Volunteer at a Camp



“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”


“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”


“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”


“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”


“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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