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Launch an Adventure-Help Us Send Halle to Camp!
$365 raised
24% of $1.5k goal
9 contributors
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Ended Jun 10, 2015
Halle is no stranger to hard work. In fact, this summer she wants the opportunity to work VERY hard. The only change is that she wants to spend the summer working on Halle, not a combination of the house, school and being an amazing big ...

Halle is no stranger to hard work. In fact, this summer she wants the opportunity to work VERY hard. The only change is that she wants to spend the summer working on Halle, not a combination of the house, school and being an amazing big sister.

If you have ever been to summer camp, you already understand the value of the friendships you build, the adventures you find, and the fears that you conquer. Experiencing these things yourself, you also understand how these experiences shaped you as a child and subsequently as an adult, and you also want these things for your own children.

It’s no surprise how beneficial summer camp can be for children, especially those who are homeschooled throughout the year. The opportunity to experience personal success, achieving the goals you have set and being physically active daily with kids from your own age group are benefits enough alone! However, the most valuable tools to be gained from summer camp are building confidence (personal and social), gaining resiliency to endure setback and the pressures our kids now face at a young age, and developing lifelong skills such as creativity, sports ability, and bravery to try something new.

It is for these reasons primarily that I want to give my child the opportunity to explore herself and her surroundings at YMCA Camp McConnell in the woods of Northern Florida with other girls and boys her age. Gaining independence, unplugging from technology and taking a break from helping out with her baby sister are extra bonuses for Halle.

As most of our friends and family know, Halle is only 10 years old but is already in middle school and maintaining A’s and B's for the year. After an experiment with public school this year, it is most likely that she will resume home school in the Fall ao we intend to register her for as many "interactive" opportunities as possible for her to spend time with other kids, but these activities are not cheap. Summer camp alone will cost $1200 and Fall Sports another several hundred.

To help her achieve her goals and maintain normal childhood interactions with others, I need to rely on the open hearts of friends and family this month to make this dream happen. Learning social skills, connecting with nature, and enjoying unstructured time with friends are all within her grasp. Please help me to make her dream a reality! Halle would be so excited if I could tell her my “no” is now a “yes”!

I have made the intial payment and fees of $300 already. The absolute deadline to pay off the remaining balance camp is May 29th. Please help us achieve our goal earlier and reserve a seat on the bus for Miss Halle. She is such a wonderful young girl and truly deserves this opportunity!

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$15 USD
Handwritten Appreciation Letter
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A handwritten letter of appreciation from Halle for your contribution to her goal!
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$25 USD
Scrapbook Style Thank You Card
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A handmade scrapbooking-style Thank You card from the little artist herself!
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$100 USD
Postcard from Camp
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Receive a postcard from Halle while at camp (June 29-July 19)! Share the experience you helped to provide!
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