Expanding Our Reach
Founded less than a year ago thanks to Food Service Director Chantel Jackson’s vision to bring more children and families of color to camp, the Equity Action Fund has recently been awarded a grant from King County Parks. In partnership with the King County Play Equity Coalition, this funding is dedicated to increasing equity of youth access to sports and recreation.
Camp Fire was one of just 45 nonprofits chosen to receive funding across the county. The $67,000 grant will be dedicated towards providing camp scholarships to children and families of color.
Disparities in access to physical activity and health outcomes are evident by race, place, and income. By investing in organizations like Camp Fire serving low-income youth and youth of color, King County Parks is working to increase youth access to and participation in physical activity. Learn more about the grant including the full list of recipients.
Equity in Action
The Equity Action Fund has already made a huge impact on our programming and our ability to serve more campers of color. More than 40 kids in need attended Camp Sealth this summer on full scholarships to our Classic Camps. We are also excited to welcome more than 100 attendees to our inaugural S’mores Diversity Family Camp in October. This weekend retreat at Camp Sealth will give families a chance to connect with each other and experience all that camp has to offer. A range of outdoor and family-friendly activities will be offered. The event is already at capacity with an extensive waitlist.
Thanks to King County’s support of our mission to increase equity at Camp Sealth, we are able to offer more scholarship assistance to families of color in need when registration opens this fall.
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