Detroit Community High School Camping Club's first trip!

Detroit Community High School Camping Club's first trip!

From Anthony Whitehead

Detroit Community students are so excited for this club and the opportunity to experience new things like hiking, building fires, and especially camping! Thank you for your support in providing these great opportunities.

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Camping club is a brand new club for Detroit Community students, many of whom have never left the city let alone have been camping. Our students are more familiar with setting up the latest video game than setting up a tent, yet they're excited for the opportunities that await them. Socially, our students are learning how to establish relationships and work in groups to problem solve--all necessary skills for a safe and enriching outdoor excursion. This club will emphasize leadership skills by creating a space for students to think critically, work individually to solve problems, and lead fellow students in various tasks, using outdoor adventures as a medium.

The club is centered around team-based and student-led projects. Working together, students will use problem solving and creative thinking to complete a series of projects. These projects will include important outdoor skills such as fire building, cooking, first-aid and safety, environmental science, setting up camp, and more. The projects will culminate in this camping trip, which is where we need your help.

Thankfully, we have already gotten generous donations of tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment.  What we really need now is the cash to transport our group to the state park, and pay for our campground there.

By helping to fund this project, you will be helping students strengthen social bonds, while working towards a rewarding trip. Through their projects and activities, it's my hope that students come away with the skills needed to work together to solve problems in their communities and broaden their vision of the world.

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