Sending kids to camp

Come to the Water raises money to make summer camp possible for kids who would not be able to go otherwise. Campers are nominated by individuals, schools or organizations.

Community Leaders that Support CTTW

UTK Softball Head Coach

Karen Weekly

SMU Men's Basketball Head Coach

Rob Lanier

Alcoa School Counselor

Lisa Williamson

Summer camps help children grow.

A study by the American Camp Association (ACA) found significant growth in children’s social-emotional skills after a session of summer camp, including increased self-esteem, independence, leadership, friendship skills, social comfort, and values and decision-making skills.



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Hear from our campers

Cara and Cassie

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Cara and Cassie have both attended Come to the Water camps. Cara is now in high school and Cassie is in 8th grade. Their mother, Candice, is a single mom who was initially hesitant to have her kids leave her for a whole week, but has seen the positive impact that the camps have had on her children. They also have a younger brother as well who hopes to go to a Come to the Water camp when he is old enough.

Cyrus and Titus

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Cyrus and Titus recently moved to Knoxville with their family all the way from Arizona. They come from a large family with 10 other siblings. Moving across the country can make finding new friendship difficult. Thankfully, the brothers were able to experience their first Come to the Water camp this year and are so appreciative of the opportunity to find new friendships and experience the unique locations!

Change a life.

Sponsor a camper today.


Questions about sponsoring a camper? Email your questions here.

Associations making referrals to CTTW

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How our program works

How you can help

Every penny donated goes directly to scholarships for middle school campers. The cost to provide a student with a week at camp is $550.


+ meals per day


nights of silliness

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