Help Camp Fire reach our goal of raising $10,000 to provide children who need it with a life changing Summer Camp experience at Camp Balcones.
You can help deserving kids find their Spark at summer camp! Your support allows us to provide opportunities to elemetary and middle school kids to learn outdoor skills, have fun experiences in nature, and make life-long memories. In Camp Fire, we say "light the fire within." For more information about our camps and our program go to camp-fire.org
At Camp Fire, we know that education and the natural world are resources everyone deserves. Both of these elements are key in the development of young minds. In a phenomenon known as Summer Learning Loss, students often lose academic progress 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, who sometimes have little to no access to summer learning experiences (like Camp Fire!) that seek to bridge this gap.
Camp Fire runs a summer day camp at Emma Long Park on Lake Austin, for all kids in Central Texas. But we are raising funds so that we can offer scholarships for low-income children. Each week of summer camp is not only fun, but also has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme that ties what children are learning directly to the environment around them. 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. $350 is the price for a week of camp, filled with interactive learning and exploring the natural world.
Join us by donating today, or start a fundraiser to get your friends and family in on the fun! With support from friends like you, Camp Fire is able to connect over 1,000 youth and families to nature every year. 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.