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Help The Center City Public Charter School Students Go Camping

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm 3 Comments


A reader sends from Go Fund Me:

“The Center City Public Charter School Brightwood Campus will be attending their 2nd annual camping trip this Spring. 60 middle school students will arrive at Echo Hill camp grounds where they will spend the night participating in the residential program. Students in Echo Hill’s residential programs become fully immersed in the outdoor environment. These residential programs are designed to complement classroom learning by providing unique opportunities for academic and social growth. Guided by Echo Hill teachers, students learn and interact with peers and teachers in a new and exciting environment.

We are asking that you help us get there!

*Money raised will help students who are not able to pay the full balance for the trip*”

The reader adds:

“Most of the student have never been exposed to the wonders of nature because they live in the city. Nearly every student is on free and reduced lunch and would not be able to pay for this trip on their own so we try to make it a free opportunity for all. Students take science classes at the Echo Hill camp ground, explore nature though guided hikes and participate in team-building and collaborative activities throughout the two days.”

If you would like to support the program you can do so here.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of surprised no one’s commented on this, but I’ll donate. It seems at least as worthy as renovating the co-op project last December. I’d like for these kids to see support from their community.

  • ZetteZelle

    Thanks for the comment reminding me of this–I just donated, too. When I was in the 6th grade, my hometown paid for our entire grade to spend a week at ecology camp. The science I learned while there has stayed with me more than much of what I learned in high school & college.

  • Thank you for you support and donations! We are thrilled to see so many donations in just 24 hours! We have reached out to tons of local businesses and nonprofits as well. If you have any questions or want to support please reach out to us via the Go Fund Me page. Our kids loved this trip last year and learned so much! We take classes on swamp studies, ecology, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, adventure, survival, collaboration, and so much more! This is a real way to apply the Common Core and rigorous learning, while also making our students academic pursuits meaningful and interesting.

    Thanks again for sharing, helping, and donating! Community support is the best!


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