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Michael’s Magic Camp

Michael’s Magic Camp was established to celebrate the passion for the outdoors displayed by Key Biscayne resident Michael Scholz and to honor the magical way in which he brought people together and touched their lives.

The fund’s mission is to teach young people how to preserve and protect South Florida’s fragile environment and ecosystem. Special emphasis is placed on reaching youth who face challenges, such as those who live at or below the federal poverty line, who are mentally or physically disabled or abused, and others who lack opportunities to experience South Florida’s unique tropical beauty. The expectation is that environmental education will increase admiration and respect for nature, resulting in a desire to protect and better care for our fragile environmental ecosystem. It is through the fund’s diverse initiatives that young people learn about the environment.

Michael’s Story

January 9th, 2020 will be the 17th anniversary of the tragic automobile accident that took Michael’s life too soon, and we want to honor his memory by sharing his story with you.

Born October 27th, 1972, Michael’s interest and enjoyment of South Florida began at an early age. The abundance of outside activities and the unique tropical environment brought him ‘home’ regardless of wherever else he traveled.

Those that knew him described him as loyal, full of love and joy as well as generous

As a young man, Michael spent his leisure time enjoying all that South Florida had to offer such as boating, wind surfing, water skiing and canoeing.

Michael discovered his calling when attending Life University School of Chiropractic in Atlanta, GA. Upon returning home he established his own firm, Active Spine Centers. He was surprised and delighted by his success and frequently expressed his gratitude for all he had been given. He wanted to give back to those who had not been so lucky, especially to children.

Although he was taken too soon, at the young age of 30, his legacy is still going strong with Michael’s Magic Camp.

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