"I would like John to attend summer camp because as a foster child, he has had limited opportunities in life to be a “normal” kid."

Thanks to donations from people like you, John went to summer camp for the very first time last year. It was an experience he won’t soon forget.

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“It was clear that John had faced some challenges in his young life,” Senior Naturalist, Jaime Golba, recalls. “During the week he spent at camp, though, John embraced every experience with a noticeably positive attitude. His resilience inspired us all.”

“Jonathan instantly gets a smile on his face when he starts talking about camp,” his caseworker told us. ”His favorite part was having campfires and meeting all of the other kids.”

A childhood connection to nature should be a right, not a privilege. Exploring the dunes, searching for salamanders, and hiking under the stars at night are more than just entertainment. The research is as clear as it is intuitive—kids need these experiences to be happy, healthy, and prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Your donation is needed, now more than ever. The future of environmental education, and the next generation of leaders and problem solvers, is in your hands.

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This is curiosity at work in nature, and it is the very best of education. 

This is curiosity at work in nature, and it is the very best of education. 

More ways to give

Securities Gifts
Your gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can help sustain programs that benefit at-risk students in low-income communities. Contact Executive Director, Geof Benson for more information.

Corporate Giving & Sponsorships
Community partnerships make our programs possible through grants, payroll contributions and event underwriting. Contact our marketing and development team to discuss the endless possibilities. Learn more about sponsorships HERE.

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Make a donation in honor of someone special and we’ll send a card notifying the recipient of your thoughtful gift.

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