Help Bridge the Gap
Each summer numerous campers, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, are able to take part in Camp Elachee thanks to the generosity of Elachee donors. Through Elachee’s education scholarship fund, camper families may request financial aid during the Camp Elachee registration process.
Take Others under Your Wing
Just as critical are Elachee ambassadors who connect families with the Camp Elachee program by acting as an advocate, helping them ‘plug in’ to this incredible resource for their children.
Following is one such story of a friend helping a friend. A Camp Elachee 2018 parent and ‘advocate’ for the referenced family tells the impact of sharing information and lending a helping hand to connect her friend with Elachee.
“I believe that sometimes you just need a little pick me up, someone who is in ‘your corner’ and cheering you on. And, I also believe that children are our most valued possessions here on earth. There is nothing sweeter to a parent then for their child to be loved on and recognized by others.
When I was trying to find a way to bridge that gap, of encouraging a family who has fallen on a tough financial time, I didn’t know what that could look like until I learned about Camp Elachee. After making the initial call and learning what steps this family needed to take to request financial assistance, I was able to point them in the right direction. The best part? Because of a donation made to Elachee from the Frank P. and Martha Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund, this family’s three young boys were able to enjoy a week at Camp Elachee!
The boys absolutely loved their time at Camp Elachee, receiving in-depth instruction about nature and learning that is unmatched to other camp experiences. It was magical and a blessing for this whole family. Encouragement comes in many different forms, and I am proud that Elachee Nature Science Center has found many ways impact this community and families in this area. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share the joy of my experience with your organization.”
Give the Gift of Nature
Each year, generous Elachee supporters make possible financial assistance for Camp Elachee participants through financial gifts to the Elachee Education Scholarship Fund. We are grateful for DONATIONS. We also recognize an even greater gift is connecting Elachee with a family who would benefit from Camp Elachee financial aid. Would you be that connection?
Call 770-535-1976 to request a copy of the Camp Elachee financial aid guidelines and application or CONTACT US for details. Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee of a financial aid award.
Camp Elachee 2019
Registration for Camp Elachee 2019 opens February 1, 2019. See the schedule and fees.