THRIVE Scholarship Fund

Thrive is our scholarship program that helps kids who face barriers in getting to camp. For more than 20 years we have partnered with ministries, churches, and organizations in the Greater Houston area that serve kids with a variety of challenges. Our partners love and reach:

  • Kids who are in foster care
  • Kids who have experienced domestic violence
  • Kids whose families are homeless
  • Kids whose parents are or have been incarcerated
  • Kids living in urban, multicultural communities
  • Kids living in rural poor communities
  • Kids living with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral disabilities
  • Kids who are grieving the loss of or living with a parent fighting cancer
  • Kids whose families are facing temporary or chronic economic hardship
  • Kids who have lost homes to hurricanes or other natural disasters

Most Thrive scholarships are for partial support, with campers paying between 30 and 50% of the camp costs.

The average cost of a summer camp scholarship is only $206 per child!

In the summer of 2023,

  • 9,850 campers attended Carolina Creek
  • 2,251 (23%) received a scholarship from our Thrive Fund
  • 1,714 of those campers came with our Thrive ministry partners who sometimes provided programming specific to the needs of their group
  • 537 scholarships were granted to Individual camper families
  • Requests for financial assistance were up 42% over 2022, which were up 65% over 2021, likely due to the challenges of our post-pandemic economy.

Would you prayerfully consider a gift to our Thrive Scholarship Fund for this summer? We have completely exhausted all prior gifts, and seek to raise $400,000 to meet the anticipated need for this summer.

A generous donor who understands the value camp plays in the eternal life of a child has offered to match every gift – dollar for dollar – up to $200,000! Your support for two kids becomes four, funding for ten kids becomes twenty! What a blessing!

You can give to our Thrive fund at any time by visiting Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

The average cost of a summer camp scholarship is only $206 per camper!
Double Impact Match!

A generous offer has been made to match each donation, dollar for dollar! This means your gift will will help twice as many campers experience and know the love of Jesus through their time at camp.

  • 1 Camper $206
  • 2 Campers $412
  • 5 Campers $1,030
  • 10 Campers $2,060
  • 20 Campers $4,120

Thrive Scholarship Fund