On July 28, Aaron's celebrated its first year sending 100 underserved youth to overnight camp through the Aaron’s “Own Your Summer” Scholarship Program in Charlotte, North Carolina, in partnership with Camp Harrison and YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
Hosted at YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s McCrorey YMCA branch, several Aaron’s scholarship recipients shared stories about their camp experience and 25 teens created care packages for campers who otherwise may not receive one while attending camp.
Aaron's "Own Your Summer" Camp Scholarship Program was designed to provide underserved youth with an opportunity to learn the life lessons of developing confidence, team work and decision-making skills that happen during overnight summer camp experiences. In its first year, Aaron’s partnered with five camps in Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Tennessee to give $50,000 scholarships to 100 underserved youth. The following camps each received $10,000 to send between 10-35 youth to overnight camp: The Camp Grace, Camp Atwater, YMCA Camp Harrison, Girl Scouts Louisiana East Camps and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan.