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SOAR's first Eagle Run Fundraiser was in 1984. This fall, on its 30th anniversary, we are hosting another Eagle Run in North Carolina. Contact us to learn more!




When you support SOAR you are helping a child to realize their strength, a student to discover a passion for learning, and a camper to create lasting friendships. You are making the Journey to Success possible. SOAR programs provide participants the opportunity for growth in a nurturing, supportive environment. Our experience, our low staff to student ratio and the incredible program activities we offer do not come without a cost. Tuition costs are out of reach for some in need of our services, and we strive to bridge the gap through financial assistance of those who qualify.

With your financial gift, we can make this possible for those who may not otherwise be able to attend


Our rich military history has always led us to find ways to support military families. In partnership with the Bell Foundation, SOAR has provided scholarships to children of retired, active, and wounded or fallen military service men and women for the past 15 years. In 2016, SOAR developed the Military Scholarship Fund to allows to continue to serve families who have served our country. This fund is solely for children of military families. To learn more or to give to this fund, please visit


We believe that every child deserves a positive and fun summer camp experience. For the nearly 6.4 million children in the United States diagnosed with ADHD, this simply is not possible. SOAR’s General Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to children in desperate need of our services who otherwise would not be able to attend.


Our vision of success includes the growth and development of each and every camper, student, and staff that comes through our doors. That vision of growth extends to our facilities as well. We are excited about opportunities to challenge, inspire, and serve the youth we work with in new and impactful ways.

Here is a list of current projects we are seeking funding for:

  • Alpine Tower and Zip Line at Eagle View Ranch
  • Expansion of Adirondack style camp shelters at Balsam Base
  • Build a bathroom / covered facility for the Marion Franklin Memorial Activity Field at Balsam Base
  • Increase commercial kitchen space at Balsam Base


Your Gift Makes A Difference

“…My words are inadequate to tell you what a life changing experience SOAR was to AJ. I took to camp a depressed and suicidal boy and he came home a confident young man.”

~ AJ's Mom

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Founder’s Level $2500

Benefactor Level $1000

Patron Level $500

Explorer Level $300

Adventurer Level $100

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Host a Family Night

Parents invite friends and members of their community that have children with ADHD or other Learning Disabilities that could benefit from a SOAR experience. A member of our team will present the many opportunities that SOAR has to offer. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Sidney Gilliam.

Stewards of SOAR

Do you have experience in marketing, fundraising, non-profits, or education? Join the Stewards of SOAR Committee! This is a volunteer committee that supports SOAR in developing and implementing new fundraising and awareness initiatives. If you are interested in joining, please contact James Jones.

Refer a Friend

Know someone who you think could benefit from a SOAR experience? Tell them! And then be sure they list you as their lead or referral source! For each family you refer, you will receive $100 off your child’s next enrollment.