The end of the school year doesn’t mean the end of fun and active opportunities for UI students. Summer time gives students the chance to explore new and different activities to participate in: backpacking, canoeing, swimming, soccer, baseball, basketball, coding, and the list goes on. UI students do it all. UI students take full advantage of the summer by making it a time for expanding their experiences and skills as leaders in health and character.
None of these learning opportunities and formative experiences would be possible without the support of Camp Out for Kids, who has funded our various summer opportunities since 2011. This year Camp Out for Kids has provided a $10,000 grant to fund all of these amazing opportunities. Through this grant, UI has been able to fund a backpacking course in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington with the National Outdoor Leadership School, multiple spots in the UIC soccer camp, program support for the Urban Initiatives Summer Camp at one school site, and opportunities for an overnight camping experience at the House in the Wood summer camp.
Thank you so much to Camp Out for Kids for extending UI’s impact through the summer and providing our students with these life-changing opportunities!