Spirit Sports Camp Fundraiser

Spirit Sports Camp is much more than a camp - it's an empowering community where girls grow in character and fitness.  This Fund Me campaign was set up by grateful parents as a way to help Spirit continue in its mission to teach girls how to compete with confidence, grace and sportsmanship.

As you may have heard already, beginning in summer 2018 Spirit is moving to the Ethel Walker School, an all-girls school in beautiful Simsbury, CT.  Ethel Walker has a sprawling 175-acre campus with state-of-the-art housing and athletic facilities designed especially for girls.  We are extremely grateful to the Ethel Walker School for hosting the next chapter of Spirit Sports Camp!  (For more information on Ethel Walker and its campus, visit their website here .)

As exciting as the move is, however, it does not come without challenges.  When it became clear that the South Kent School could no longer host Spirit, the leadership team at Spirit embarked on a search to find a suitable new home for the girls - and they have done an extraordinary job finding Ethel Walker. Although they have closely managed expenses and negotiated a favorable contract, assistance with a two year transition would be most helpful.

Here's how you can help:  Spirit needs financial support to make the move to Ethel Walker without cutting counselor salaries or further increasing tuition costs (which could mean some girls wouldn't be able to attend).  Yet Margie and the leadership team are too modest to ask for donations!!  So we as parents have set up this Fund Me campaign to call on other parents, alumnae and friends, far and wide, to help out.  Whatever you can give - either financial or in-kind contributions - would be greatly appreciated.

Some ways you can help:

  - Cash donations.  This is the greatest need.  We have set a goal of $80,000.

  - New sports equipment for lacrosse, tennis, basketball, field hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball and squash.

  - Publicity and outreach communications, including website design and email marketing.

As always, referrals and recommendations for other families to send their daughters to Spirit are also welcomed.

We hope you will join us in making this happen! 

Brian & Molly Burke
Parents of Bailey Grace Burke (Spirit 2014-2017)
  • Katy Massam 
    • $300 
    • 41 mos
  • Burke Family 
    • $2,500 
    • 41 mos
  • Susan Jang 
    • $200 
    • 46 mos
  • Willow & Tim Oberweger 
    • $1,000 
    • 46 mos
  • Kristin Benjamin 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Molly and Brian Burke 
Organizer
New York, NY
Spirit Sports Camp LLC. 
Beneficiary
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