Experiential Ink Pod School

Experiential Ink was created by David Yuhaus and Katie Kraft, with the hope of addressing some of the gaps in education and leadership in the world today. With over 35 years of experience as camp professionals, both of them have a passion for helping kids learn about the natural world around them, while helping them grow and develop socially and emotionally. Due to the pandemic, Katie and David both saw a need in Northern Michigan for an organization that will continue to do that. Experiential Ink currently has two phases. Phase One is the Pod School Program, and Phase Two is in the works- to be announced in the coming months!

Experiential Ink's Pod School program has been created to give students a safe space to work on the curriculum for the school in which they are enrolled, while also being given the opportunity to socialize, grow, and explore the outdoors! Currently, we will be operating out of T. Grace Macdonald Lodge at YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha. With our capacity to work with up to 15 students, this building provides more than enough room for safe distancing, while still learning and interacting face-to-face with other students. It also gives us access to hands-on outdoor lesson and opportunities for teambuilding and leadership activities on camp's 100 acres.

One of the driving values behind Experiential Ink is the belief that our doors should be open to everyone, and because of that we hope to offer financial aid to families who want to enroll their students in our program. As a brand-new nonprofit, we are asking for help in achieving our goal of never having to turn away a student who would benefit from the experiences Experiential Ink has to offer.


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  • Nick Fuller 
    • $100 
    • 3 hrs
  • Shari Kraft 
    • $100 
    • 13 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Eliza Upton 
    • $30 
    • 23 d
  • Christa 
    • $200 
    • 29 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Experiential Ink 
Raised $200 from 2 donations
Traverse City, MI
David Yuhaus 
Team member
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