Nonsense songs, mosquito bites, swimming in a lake, ghost stories, hikes in the sun, being homesick, lifelong friendships, getting soaked by a rainstorm, silly nicknames, late night secret sharing, s’mores, riding horses, tug of war, wet socks, campfires, bunkbeds, listening to crickets at night, sleeping bags, not wanting to go home, pledging to keep in touch… making memories.
Ahhhh, summer camp… Remember summer camp, when you could just be a kid? What other time in your life have you been known as “Lemur” or “Noodle Arms”? Is there another smell like campfire surrounded by sweaty kids doused in sunscreen? Whether you rode horses or bikes, ate chili or hamburgers, wrote in a journal or painted a picture… camp was an experience that helped make you who you are now. Do you have great summer camp memories?We want to make it possible for underprivileged kids to swim in a lake and hear ghost stories in a tipi late at night. That’s why we’re partnering with American Camp Association’s Send a Child to Camp scholarship fund.
For many kids, summer camp is the first time away from home, and a rare opportunity to experience nature. At many camps, kids are sleeping in a yurt, tipi or tent from Colorado Yurt Company. We imagine kids listening through the walls of a platform tent to hear a coyote on a far ridge. Or waking up to the sun peeking through the dome of a yurt.
We are proud to be a part of so many camps across the country. We’ll donate a portion of our sales to the scholarship fund. We invite our customers and friends to contribute also. Send your check to:
American Camp Association Send a Child to Camp 5000 State Rd 67 N Martinsville, IN 46151 (Be sure to put in your check notes that you are donating at the recommendation of Colorado Yurt Company).
Or you can donate via the web (click here). You’ll get the tax deduction, and we both have the satisfaction of knowing that more kids will enjoy camp next summer.
Be sure to watch our emails, facebook page and other correspondence. We’ll update our fund’s progress and let you know how many kids are going to camp because of our partnership. And, thanks Noodle Arms!