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  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tents for Outdoor Adventurers!

My students need 6 tents for overnight camping trips to learn about nature, science, and the environment.

My Students

Do you remember your first camping trip? Most of my inner-city students have never been out in nature. They don't own hiking boots, and they don't hike up mountains, other than the metaphorical ones that present themselves as obstacles to their learning and growth.

My Outdoor Adventures Club students are enthusiastic about getting closer to nature.

We have taken them hiking, and the pride they showed at the top of the mountain was indescribable. Rarely do they have the opportunity to get outside of the city and into the woods that are just miles from their homes. Yet, they so desperately want these experiences. Our club members are incredibly diverse - they include immigrants, refugees, and non-English speakers. Almost all of them come from poverty-stricken families who are working hard to provide their kids the basics. They can't afford to give them the extras - which is why I am trying to help bridge the gap for them.

My Project

Because so many of our members live below the poverty line, equipment is often a barrier to their participation in outdoor pursuits. I volunteer my time to take our students camping and hiking, and have partnered with the Appalachian Mountain Club to get most of the gear we need, but this project will help us with the rest. We need tents for students to spend the night in nature. By supporting this project, you will help my students explore nature's classroom, and participate in overnight camping trips.

This project is incredibly important because our inner-city kids need the opportunity to get into nature.

Consider these findings: Nature buffers the impact of life stress on children and helps them deal with adversity. The greater the amount of nature exposure, the greater the benefits. Nature helps children develop powers of observation and creativity and instills a sense of peace and being at one with the world. You have the opportunity to support students as they engage in the outdoors.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent, Green • Amazon $55.79 6 $334.74

Materials cost

$334.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.25

Total project goal

$435.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.01

9 Donors

-$425.01

Donations toward project cost

-$361.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.75

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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