jm wilcox via Crowdrise
October 08, 2012
SeaCamp is a non-profit marine biology and science education facility in the Florida Keys. They encourage youth to learn about the wonderful nature in the sea, how to stay safe in the water and how to protect the environment (especially the coral reefs and protected sea creatures).
Florida 5th graders have the opportunity to take part in the SeaCamp program, which I did so many years ago. I was able to swim with sharks, touch amazing sea creatures in the touch tank, go snorkling in the clear blue waters and maybe even do a mud hide and seek! It was a great experience for me and I would like to help the kids in my nephew's 5th grade class to have this same opportunity. My nephew goes to an A+ elementary school with majority low income students (all students are eligible for free breakfast because of the percentage low income). The cost for this program is higher than the rents for most of the student's houses they live in, but I believe that they would benefit greatly from this opportunity that will stay with them their entire lives!
Please consider donating to my nephew and his classmates. Ideally we will raise enough for all students who are wanting to attend to attend. **If you want to understand how children of lower income think, my nephew didn't even bring home the flyer after seeing the cost of the program!! He knew it was too expensive for his family (with 5 kids) to afford. I'm sure other kids in his class must have felt the same way.**
Cost per student is $620 including transportation, meals, mask, fins and snorkel rental.
All money raised above the needs for the SeaCamp will be donated to the general school fund. All donations are tax deductable.