Camp Fire Summer Camp 2015 Scholarship Campaign
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 31, 2015
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: May 31, 2015
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by May 31 to send 100 kids to Camp Fire Summer Camp in 2018!
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At Camp Fire, we believe that both education and the natural world are resources to which all should have access. Both of these elements are key in the development of children's minds, and we can't afford to withhold them from children who need them most. In a phenomenon known as summer learning loss, students often lose academic progress and much of what they learned during the course of the school year during their summer break. As a result, they start the next year considerably behind where they were at the beginning of the summer. This effect is most pronounced in low-income children, as they have little to no access to summer learning experiences (like Camp Fire!) that seek to bridge this gap. To this end, Camp Fire Central Texas is raising funds so that we can offer scholarships to our summer camps to low-income children right here in Austin.
Each week of summer camp is not only fun, but also based on a science theme that ties what children are learning directly to the environment around them. This year's themes include Urban Wildlife, Outdoor Skills, Nature Speaks, and more! In addition to fun and healthy summer camp experiences like swimming, hiking and kayaking, each week includes field trips to nature and science sites and activities right in our own neighborhoods. With experiences like these, instead of starting the new school year having lost much of what was learned the year before, our campers are instead enthusiastic and ready to learn.
Any amount given will go directly to provide scholarships for kids who would not otherwise have the chance to go to camp at all. For every $275 raised, one or more kids are able to exchange a week of losing ground for a week of interactive fun, exploration, and learning in the natural world. Join us by donating, or start a fundraiser to get your friends and family in on the fun! With support from friends like you, Camp Fire has engaged over 8,500 children in the past four years alone. With your continued support, we will reach out to even more children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in quality summer learning experiences.
We are also excited to be able to offer incentives to reward you for your generosity. At each of the various levels of giving, you will receive the gift listed below!
Your name listed in our annual report for 2014-2015.
All of the above, plus your name listed on our website.
All of the above, plus a complimentary Camp Fire Sticker and hand-written note from Camp Fire.
All of the above, plus a complimentary Camp Fire shirt and tote bag.
All of the above, plus your name on event materials and signs at the Camp Fire Nature Celebration on May 30th.
All of the above, plus an exclusive site visit to the Camp Fire Summer Camp to see the work that you've contributed to.
Thanks for all you do to help Camp Fire Kids, and happy giving!