The Medical Society of South Carolina continues to make a meaningful impact on the health of our community through its financial support of an array of community organizations. This year, the Medical Society granted $12,000 to Camp Rise Above, a summer camp designed for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and challenges.
That money allowed Camp Rise Above to serve 140 children, the most in the organization’s three-year history. Each child had one-on-one access to a dedicated counselor while enjoying a safe, fun, rewarding and FREE camp experience.
In addition, their “Camps at the Hospital” program, which brings the camp experience to hospitalized children, branched out from Charleston to serve children in both Greenville and Columbia. Using simple decorations, props and health-appropriate activities, “Camps at the Hospital” volunteer counselors transform hospital lobbies, playrooms, hallways and even hospital rooms into natural settings and provide everything including fishing, arts and crafts, singing and “camping” in a tent.
If you’d like to support Camp Rise Above, or sponsor an individual camper, we invite you to visit their website.