Back when we started, our school qualified for Title I funding for this trip. But times have changed, and even though our families have not become any more wealthy, the threshold for Title I funding has been raised, and our school no longer qualifies.
North Bay does an incredible job -- they understand so well what it is to be an adolescent, and have designed a camp that takes into account all of the features of this curious stage in life. For many of our students -- the children of immigrants -- this is their first time away from home, and North Bay allows them to grow up, just a little bit.
This coming year's trip is planned for the week of October 22 - 26, 2018. To support this year's trip, I am setting up a challenge for myself, which will hopefully inspire our students to take some risks of their own.
On July 18th, I rode my bicycle the full 100 miles from Berwyn Heights to North Bay. If I can get 150 people to give me $1 for each mile I ride, we can send all of our kids to camp. If you want to wait until I actually make the trip, that's okay too! It will push me all that much harder. Any contribution you can make will be appreciated.
Your donation will go a long way towards granting a child a week they will never forget.
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