Summer Camp Scholarship Fund – GOAL MET!


Thank you Wilmington and thank you to a generous donation from The Orton Foundation!

Drumroll please… we raised $6,260!!!
We are beyond thrilled to be able to reach our full scholarship goal of 24 students AND we will have funds left over that we will save for 2018 scholarships! Every dollar in this fund will go to children in our community. You blew us out of the river with your generosity and we thank you!

For many of us summer means vacations, beach trips, pool swimming and family time but for many children it means long and boring days at home. Help us provide an awesome week to a deserving child complete with healthy snacks and lunches for those that need them.  We are almost half way to our goal of being able to provide scholarships to half (24 children)of our summer campers. Will you help a local child this summer  by making a donation online now?

This summer will be the seventh year that we have offered our summer camp program to area youngsters and we need your help to be able to provide scholarships to less privileged children.


Cape Fear River Watch’s program provides a unique learning opportunity to students aged 9 – 13. Campers experience the environment through plants and animals in the Lower Cape Fear Basin with hands on activities and field trips which will enable them to become better stewards of the environment.

Your tax-deductible contribution can help us give students with financial need the learning experiences provided by Cape Fear River Watch’s Summer Camp program. CFRW provides full scholarships to half of our summer campers.

A gift of:

  • $150 provides a full scholarship for a camper, including snacks
  • $75 provides a camper’s half tuition and snacks
  • $25 provides healthy snacks for one camper for the full week

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Any amount can truly make a difference, and are greatly appreciated. Please help us expand our outreach efforts to include youngsters who would not otherwise be able to afford this program, and make a donation online now. You may also make a contribution by phone by calling 910-762-5606, or mail a check, payable to Cape Fear River Watch, to 617 Surry St. Wilmington, NC 28401 ATTENTION: Summer Camp Fund.

Donations will go to our Larry Schramm Fund. Larry Schramm believed that summer camp is an experience every child deserves.  In an era when children are becoming less connected to nature (and more connected to their media devices) it is more important than ever to provide quality, outdoor environmental education to every child. Your contribution helps ensure that all children who want to get outside and learn about their local watersheds can attend CFRW Eco Camp regardless of their family’s income level. Make a donation online today!

Thanks in advance for your support!


Looking to sign your child up for summer camp? SIGN UP HERE!