Camperships for Ecological Wilderness Camping

Goal: $ 5500

No of Donation: 38

 

 

Goal: $ 5500
Amount Raised: $ 1575
Remaining : $ 3925
No of Donation : 38
Category : Education
Url : http://www.exop.org
Contact Number : 207-722-3708
Address : 84 Payson Road
State : Brooks
City : ME
Country : US
Zipcode : 04921

Challenge

Research shows that immersion in wilderness camping produces profound changes in self-concept, coping, initiative and relationship skills. Children in poverty($352-$652pwk/family of 3)have limited access to experiences that provide understanding of the world's delicate ecological balance and help them become responsible active community members. Without such opportunities, these children are locked into the poverty cycle. Camperships pay all or part of camp expenses for these children ages 7-17.

Solution

Expanding Opportunities' mission is to increase self-sufficiency and cultural awareness through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally. It is a broad mission designed to be clear enough to guide and flexible enough to respond to a variety of human need.
Camp Forest is a wilderness day and expedition camp for children. Camperships assist families to provide a camp experience where children learn to respect, preserve and protect the environment.

Long-Term Impact

Camp Forest teaches love and respect for the environment and provides a safe place in nature, to grow, play, and gain an inner desire to learn. The impact of Camp Forest forms a foundation that lasts a lifetime and influences future generations.

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