history

Camp out for Kids was founded by Marc Lifshin, Brian Neiswender and Barry Howard in 2008.   As former campers, Marc, Barry, and Brian  understood the magic of summer camp and how it could make a difference in children’s lives.  They also knew that the cost of summer camp was a limitation for many families.

That first year, with the generous support of many volunteers, family, friends, and corporate sponsors, Camp Out for Kids raised enough money to send 22 Chicagoland children and youth to a summer camp of their choice.

To date, Camp Out for Kids has raised over $1.2 million and sent over 3,000 kids to summer camp around the country. We have formed partnerships with many summer camps and non-profit summer programs to ensure we meet the needs and interests of the children we serve.