South Manitou Island Retreat for 100 Boys Strong

$2,735 of $5,210 goal

Raised by 50 people in 21 days
Created April 30, 2019

100 Boys Strong and Hamtramck High teachers are asking for your support for a camping trip we are planning the beginning of June for Hamtramck High School Students. We are organizing a trip for 20 students and teachers to South Manitou Island in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The trip is the culmination of a project called 100 Boys Strong where we aim to develop our social-emotional, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills.

Our trip dates are June 1-5. We have partnered with the University of Northern Illinois whose Outdoor Adventure Program is lending us gear and a guide for the trip. We are starting off at the Platte River Campground and then taking the ferry to South Manitou. While there we will participate in a Service Learning Project, clear trails on the island, and interact with interpretive rangers to develop outdoor awareness.

Currently we are fundraising for the entire cost of the trip, as the financial burden for families would not make this excursion possible. Hamtramck Public Schools serves one of the lowest economic communities in our state. Therefore, we need help with raising enough money for the essentials of the trip, that being food and transportation. Would you be willing to support our trip with donating any of the following: water bottles, pre-made meals or snacks, or funding?  Your help would go a long way toward making our trip possible and providing a life-changing experience for our students.

Our Estimated Costs for the Trip:

Campground fees= $140
Ferry Tickets=$840
Gear Rental=$230

100 Boys Strong is an initiative created to expose young men to Leadership Training, Team Building, and Camping.

The goal of 100 Boys Strong is to lay the foundation for Strong and Conscious Leaders inside and outside of school.
We focus on 4 main areas:(1) Physical Health, (2) Mental Health, (3) Leadership and (4) Team Building.

The Camping Retreat is the highlight of 100 Boys Strong program. Hamtramck boys will have the experience of a lifetime with wilderness training and character building, all while on a camp site. During camp, boys will demonstration their wilderness skills by pitching their own tents, leading hikes, and cooking their own food.

Our mission is to motivate and prepare young men to be Positive Leaders in their communities. Our goal is to support young men inside and outside of school, and prepare them for leadership roles in the job market.

Thank you for your support,

100 Boys Strong and HHS Retreat Crew Staff
(Dave Farver, Jessica Madden, Loretta Oliver, John Rostek, Ann Schumacher, D. Walker, and Michael Valle)
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Thank you Moosejaw Detroit for outfitting us with Nalgene bottles!
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We bought our tickets for the ferry through Manitou Island Transit!!! Thank you, Donors!!!

Now just to shore up final transportation plans to head North...less than 2 weeks away! We appreciate your continued support!!
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Our boys teaching and supporting each other. Learning to be Leaders and present themselves as Professionals.
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100 Boys Strong...We are Changing LIVES!
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Created April 30, 2019
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