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Lutherhaven's Fundraiser:

Trail Creek for every 6th grader!

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Lutherhaven via Crowdrise
August 16, 2013

Our goal is to raise $1500 from individuals and the rest from corporate sponsors totaling $15,000 for this year's program!  See more

BENEFITING: Lutherhaven

THE STORY:

To make Trail Creek program, staffing & curriculum improvements and keep the registration cost as low as possible, we are seeking $15,000 to support the 2013/2014 fall Trail Creek programming. This funding will ensure that every sixth grade student can attend Trail Creek regardless of ability to pay. Nearly 850 sixth graders will be directly impacted this year by this funding

History:
In the summer of 1973 several Coeur d'Alene 6th grade teachers got together with US Forest Service personnel to develop a plan for students to experience outdoor learning at an historic Civilian Conservation Corps Camp—the Magee Work Center—located at Trail Creek on the upper CdA River. A great deal of time and effort was expended at Magee developing learning stations and recreational facilities beneficial and enjoyable to students.

Lutherhaven's Shoshone Base Camp adopted the Trail Creek program in 1998. Changes in curriculum and increasing transportation expense shifted Trail Creek to Camp Lutherhaven in 2007. "Trail Creek" celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. While the actual location has changed several times through the decades, the program continues to be an important part of Coeur d'Alene's sixth grade curriculum.

Since its start, over 50,000 students from Coeur d'Alene have enjoyed the Trail Creek adventure. For many of them, Trail Creek was the only camp experience of their lifetime. Ask anyone 43 or younger who attended 6th grade in Coeur d'Alene if they remember Trail Creek, and chances are likely they'll respond with a resounding YES!, a smile and a story about their experience.

Purpose:
Designed as an outdoor education, life skills and adventure program, Trail Creek happens during the fall of 6th grade. This is a new, scary, tumultuous time for many 6th graders as they grow from elementary to middle school, face the challenges of adolescence, and experience a new and different way of learning. Trail Creek gets them started on the right foot, launching their year with fun and excitement so they may face this next stage of their growing life with curiosity, confidence and enthusiasm.

The new Trail Creek model staffs the program with trained Lutherhaven personnel. High School volunteers and trained adult volunteers work with teachers and other faculty to facilitate all activities. Between teachers, camp staff, high school mentors and volunteers, 6th graders experience a winning combination of significant role models and skilled educators.

Program Objectives:
1. Help students develop their knowledge and skills in ways that add value to their learning in the classroom.
2. Empower children to be responsible citizens in handling our natural resources.
3. Develop interpersonal relationships by encouraging trust, communication, group cohesion, problem solving and teamwork.
4. Provide Hands-on, interactive math, science, history and literary lessons to enhance classroom learning objectives.
5. Engage students in Experiential Education activities to:
Build student self-esteem
Provide opportunities to take risk in healthy ways
Increase overall school health by improving school culture
Build relationships to reduce bullying and intimidation
Build leadership skills

Download a Sponsorship Packet Here:

http://www.lutherhaven.com/file_viewer.php?id=1807

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To This Fundraiser

$1,380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kerri Wilfong

    $25

  • Michelle Macdonald

    $20

  • Ronda Williamson

    $25

  • Jeff

    $100

  • Lisa Rakes

    $25

  • Katie Bane

    $20

  • Nicci Cushman

    $20

  • Jennifer Kelly

    $25

  • Tony and Susan Villelli

    $15

  • Christina Hatfield

    $50

  • Ann (Clark) Cone

    $25

  • Melissa Bunch

    $20

  • Brooke

    $25

  • Rebecca McNeill

    $25

  • Erika Grubar

    $25

  • Patricia Snyder

    $20

  • Lori Hensley Lorentz

    $250

  • jennie lamb

    $25

  • Ann

    $100

  • The Wallin-Taylor Family

    $50

  • Dawn Saari

    $20

  • Zane Smith

    $20

  • H2 Homes

    $200

  • Tracy Ledbetter Allen

    $25

  • CJ LORENTZ

    $25

  • Jon Newcomb

    $200

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92% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Lori Lorentz

Amount Raised

$700

 

140% Raised of $500 Goal

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Lutherhaven

Amount Raised

$590

 

39% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Kerri Wilfong

Amount Raised

$90

 

12% Raised of $750 Goal

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Michelle Macdonald

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Jon Newcomb

Jon Newcomb

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

CJ LORENTZ

CJ LORENTZ

DONATION: $25

I love going to camp....even though I didn't get to go to Trail Creek I think it's fun hearing about it from my mom and her friend! 4 years ago

Tracy Ledbetter Allen

Tracy Ledbetter Allen

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

H2 Homes

H2 Homes

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Zane Smith

Zane Smith

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Dawn Saari

Dawn Saari

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

The Wallin-Taylor Family

The Wallin-Taylor Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ann

Ann

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

jennie lamb

jennie lamb

DONATION: $25

Please accept this donation to support a great educational experience for kids! 4 years ago

Lori Hensley Lorentz

Lori Hensley Lorentz

DONATION: $250

Thanks so much for all the wonderful memories Trail Creek! Ms. Ledbetter, Mr. H. and Ms. Hensley (me)..... had the time of our lives up at Magee with all of you back in the early 80's! It is so fun to hear that people remember their time up at Trail Creek all these years later and want to see this special program continue on for their own families in the future! 4 years ago