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The Sugarloaf Station Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation, created in 1964 to support a fine arts camp in El Dorado County. The foundation exists exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. It was founded on the premise that, in a world of increasing pressures and distractions, visual and performing arts must be made a more vital, creative and rejuvenating part of the lives of our youth.
We believe that our greatest resource will always be our youth. The Foundation is devoted to providing opportunities for our young artists to inspire their creativity and permit them to interpret and perform all aspects of fine art, including dance, drama, writing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic arts, textile arts, photography, video, chorale, and instrumental music.
The Foundation helps raise scholarship funds and works with the El Dorado County Office of Education to support the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp.
In the past 13 years, more than $232,000 in scholarship funds were administered by the Sugarloaf Foundation to enrich the lives of more than 1,470 Sugarloaf artists.
A full recap of scholarship distributions can be seen here.
A goal of the Foundation is to establish a permanent camp facility that would be used by the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp and other groups primarily for educational, environmental and recreational purposes.
Since 1959, the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp has served more than 13,000 young artists who have been inspired by the Sugarloaf experience. The Foundation works to insure that thousands more have the same opportunity.
Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp is located in the majestic evergreen forest in the Sly Park area near Pollock Pines, California. Sugarloaf is an overnight camp, offering two week-long sessions during the month of July to students in the fifth grade through high school. Over 220 youth attend each camp session.