Avril Lavigne establishes camp scholarship program


Singer Avril Lavigne was so inspired by her visit to Camp Oakes in Big Bear, California last year that she’s establishing a scholarship program to provide opportunities for kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend summer camp because of the cost.

One of the things I learned while I was there was that while everyone loved summer camp, some campers were not always able to attend or return to camp because of the cost. Since then, the Avril Lavigne Foundation has been working with Easter Seals to identify how we can help!

That’s why I am so proud today to announce the CAMP S.T.A.R.S. program, which stands for Summer TimeAvril Rock Stars. Thanks to your support, we are going to help send 50 kids with disabilities to camp this summer who otherwise might not be able to afford it! Our CAMP S.T.A.R.S. will head to camp at 5 sites across the U.S. and Canada. You can learn more about this program here.

Below is a video of Lavigne’s visit to Camp Oakes.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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