Since the inception of Kingsley Pines Camp (KP) in 1984, it has been our tradition to welcome campers from different countries, cultures, and social and economic backgrounds into the Kingsley Pines Community. We create an environment that values and celebrates diversity, thus enhancing the camp experience for everyone.
Over the years, our Founders, Pat and Joyce Coughlan, along with several dedicated KP families, have made generous individual donations in order to make all of this possible. Last year alone, KP provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to help motivated, bright, and hard working young people attend camp.
This tradition of giving has grown into a formally funded scholarship program called the Aspirations Fund. This is an endowment fund, established by Pat and Joyce, and managed by the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC). The income from the fund is distributed to a select number of U.S. non-profit organizations that specialize in the mentoring and development of highly motivated but underserved children to fund a session at Kingsley Pines Camp. These not for profit organizations select children who have demonstrated a high degree of intellect and excellent character, and who would benefit from the reseidential camp experience.