Our Mission and Guiding Principles


slider-_0002_layer-4Bruce Irons Camp Fund (BICF) provides residential summer camp experiences, year-round enrichment activities, and mentoring for five consecutive years starting in 5th grade to low-income Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students who demonstrate strong academic effort, leadership potential, and good citizenship.

BICF works to address the critical issue that all children, regardless of means, deserve access to enriching out-of-school experiences and opportunities, which are directly related to success in school and in life.


  • Children who attend camp benefit in areas of self-esteem, independence, decision-making skills, teamwork skills, and environmental awareness.
  • Access to quality summertime and after school enrichment activities can make a significant difference in a child’s life.
  • Early and long-term intervention is critical. BICF begins to reach children in elementary school and stands by students every summer until they begin high school.
  • The natural world is a great teacher. Our organization provides students with exposure to nature, camping, and outdoor experiences in the NC mountains.