What does a local resident, bank, church, American Legion Post and nonprofit have in common?  They are all coming together to help children in the Lake Norman area who need a safe place to do their required remote/virtual learning.

DAVIDSON, NC (August 12, 2020)- COVID-19 has brought many changes to the lives of families in the local community Project Champion Bonnie Little and the Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF) are trying to make that change a little more positive with Camp EDvantage.

Camp EDvantage is a free camp for kids who do not have the required technology or a safe environment to participate in the virtual learning required by the local schools.  Camp EDvantage has five confirmed locations throughout the Cornelius, Huntersville and Mooresville areas and hope to serve over 200 families.  Starting August 17, this free camp will operate 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to allow students to logon and do their synchronous learning with breaks for snacks/lunch.   Camp EDvantage is not a tutoring facility, it is a location to facilitate the opportunity for them complete their required learning.

Little knew what it was like to be a parent needing resources for her and her children to survive and when the local school systems went to “all remote learning” she knew there would be families in need. She went to work on social media and through her connections was able to secure the local sites and put together a small team of volunteers.  At the same time, the team at MAIF was trying to put together programs to help families with online learning.   MAIF connected with Little and Camp EDvantage was born.  The rest, as they say, is about to be history.

“When we come together as a community to support each other, that’s when we become family,” exclaimed Project Champion, Little.

Camp EDvantage would not be possible without the support of our Donor Champions; Aquesta Bank, First Baptist Church-Cornelius, American Legion Post 68 Cornelius, who are providing the space at their Lake Norman locations.  Choplin’s Restaurant and Angels and Sparrows are working with the camp to provide meals and snacks for the children. To make the camp as safe as possible, the camp will follow guidelines from the CDC and NCDHH.

“We are honored to partner in providing this camp for local children,” shared MAIF Founder and Board Chairman, Dale Gillmore.  “Our vision at the Make an Impact Foundation is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects, empowering project champions, and finding donor partners to help meet each need. Camp EDvantage is a perfect opportunity to execute that vision.”

Families interested in this camp can still complete an interest form here.  Families must pre-register before they can attend Camp EDvantage.  The camp is still in need of volunteers and donations.  For more information about Camp EDvantage, visit

About Make an Impact Foundation:

The mission of Make An Impact Foundation is to promote the education and well-being of children. We identify children in severe need (homeless, poverty, etc.) as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities or disease, and create opportunities to produce change in their lives. Our vision at MAIF is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects, empowering project champions, and finding donor partners to help meet each need.

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