Berwyn Heights 6th Grade Trip

Every year since 2005, our sixth grade students from Berwyn Heights have spent a week at North Bay Adventure Camp in North East, Maryland. The week gives our students the opportunity to experience nature, to strike out on their own, and to think about where their lives are going at this critical juncture of adolescence.

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.
  • John Bowie  
    • $200 
    • 34 mos
  • Lisa Solak 
    • $15 
    • 34 mos
  • Katie Tyser 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Donna Behe 
    • $30 
    • 35 mos
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Bret Goldstein 
College Park, MD
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