Our New Branding
In 1989 the John Austin Cheley Foundation was launched by friends of Jack Cheley to honor his legacy and help fulfill his dream of making the summer camp experience available to kids whose families could not otherwise afford it. We are excited about our new identity, but we are still the same organization at heart – founded to honor the vision of Jack Cheley and the dream that sparked A THOUSAND SUMMERS.
A THOUSAND SUMMERS works to remove the barriers to a high impact, long-term summer camp experience for families who cannot otherwise afford it. We leverage the power of high-quality residential summer camps and mission-aligned youth mentoring organizations to promote the success of underserved youth across the United States.