The Issue: Costs of Recreational Programming
In recent years, Orange County 4-H has experienced a decline in the number of youth attending its weeklong summer camp. Parents have consistently cited the cost of camp—which includes lodging, food, and all educational materials—as the main reason that they are unable to send their children.
The Campaign: Send Children to Summer Camp
If this Grassroots campaign raises $210, then Orange County 4-H can fund a scholarship for one child to attend a week of summer camp in Ocala National Forest. Scholarships cover the costs of lodging, food, and educational materials. Each additional $210 raised will fund another summer-camp scholarship.
Orange County 4-H’s summer camp, located on the shores of Sellers Lake in Ocala National Forest, teaches children about nutrition and the environment while they interact with nature in an experiential setting. In addition to lessons, campers can engage in traditional activities such as swimming, crafting, and singing around the campfire.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Orange County 4-H
Part of a national organization originally founded to emphasize agricultural education, Orange County 4-H now supports young people with developmental programs to help them achieve their full potential in a variety of areas. 4-H programs engage more than 900 youth in Orange County in a range of activities, including robotics, public speaking, horseback riding, and gardening.