Hi! I'm Gabby and thanks for checking out my CrowdRise page. I'm thrilled to work with an amazing organization called Camp Fire Central Texas, which works to connect youth and families to nature and the outdoors here in Austin.
Personally, I love being outside. I love challenging myself to go on a long hike, to carry everything I need on my back and to spend time camping with my partner (and best friend) Lucia while enjoying the views at a Texas State Park. I can't image what my life would be like if I hadn't grown up exploring the woods in my backyard or biking the dirt trails behind my neighborhood. It formed me into an explorer, an environmentalist, and a conservationist. I believe that if everyone grew up experiencing nature (like hiking the Pecan Flats at Inks Lake State Park as pictured above!), people would be kinder to the environment and to each other.
You have the chance to support an organization who provides these experiences to youth here in Austin who wouldn't otherwise have them. Camp Fire's Summer Camp combines outdoor exploration with STEM learning for kids ages 6-12. We are hoping to raise $20,000 to provide scholarships to families who cannot afford summer camp so their children can have quality learning experiences, shaping them into future outdoor enthusiasts. If you're able to make a donation, know that every dollar will go directly to a youth in need here in Central Texas. We can't wait to share our love of the nature and the outdoors with the next generation of explorers!
Thanks for considering supporting Camp Fire youth and the programs they depend on. If you want to learn more about Camp Fire, visit www.camp-fire.org.