James Captain Memorial Summer Camp Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at kids who want to go to summer camp in Coral Gables but need financial help to get there.


  • 2024 Applications are open now.
  • The deadline is April 5, 2024.
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The James Captain Memorial Scholarship provides summer camp tuition scholarships to in-need children from Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Founded by Coral Gables resident Tim Anagnost in loving memory of his brother and role model, James Captain, this scholarship fund was established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation in 2018. Applicants should be honored for consideration of this award. Mr. Anagnost feels that all children can benefit from a camp experience, especially those who may otherwise be unable to attend due to financial constraints or family situations.

About James Captain: James D. Captain was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934. His family moved to South Florida when he was an infant. Growing up, James always acted as a positive role model for his younger brother Tim. James graduated from Miami Senior High School and attended the University of Miami, where he received a degree in Speech Correction. He went on to receive a master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Audiology from St. Thomas University. James was a speech therapist in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system for over three decades. Having worked with children all of his adult life, Mr. Captain was a very special man who always demonstrated kindness and compassion to the children he helped. James loved sports and helping disadvantaged children in his community. He passed away at age 89 in 2018. James is survived by wife Elizabeth Captain; daughters Dr. Christina Captain, and Catherine Sullivan; and brother Tim Anagnost. The James Captain Memorial Scholarship celebrates his legacy and those who receive it should strive to emulate his traits of kindness and compassion.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • The scholarship is only to be used toward summer camp tuition assistance
  • Recipients must be residents of Coral Gables or Coconut Grove
  • Recipients must possess a financial need
  • The scholarship may be awarded annually to up to two (2) children to attend summer camp. Please no siblings.
  • Scholarship committee will not consider siblings and kindly requests one application per household
  • Target age range – kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • Summer camp must be a public, city-owned camp in Coral Gables or Coconut Grove.
  • A Letter of Recommendation is required from a coach, mentor, teacher or supervisor.

The value of the scholarship varies from $1,000 to $3,000 based on the cost of selected camp. Checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the recipient’s camp of choice.