It's a Box of Rain Camp-a-Thon!
Help send a Box of Rain kid to camp this summer!
Since 2003, Box of Rain has funded a maritime camp for Annapolis at-risk youth every summer. This year's camp begins June 21st and runs every Tuesday and Thursday all summer! Our 40+ campers, aged 8 through 14, will gain some awesome maritime skills, and learn how to to sail, canoe, kayak, fish, paddle board, and swim. They'll learn about our Chesapeake Bay environment through hands on experience. They'll visit Assateague National Park, where many will experience the ocean for the first time. They'll learn the meaning of teamwork. And they'll graduate the program with a true sense of accomplishment.
Coached by our Lead Counselors (most of whom came up through Box of Rain), our young high schoolers will train as Junior Counselors; they'll learn leadership skills, build self-confidence, earn a wage through meaningful work, and have something to boast about on their resume!
The camp is 100% free of charge to these young kids, and includes transportation, two meals, supervision, and all activity fees. And that's a good thing, because nearly all Box of Rain kids reside in public or subsidized housing. Many have never experienced walking on a beach or building a sand castle, much less taking the helm of a sailboat.
Your donation to this Camp-a-Thon will help in so many ways...
- $15 will buy a life vest for one Box of Rain child.
- $25 will buy five camp day's lunches & snacks for a Box of Rain child.
- $50 will send a Box of Rain child to summer camp for a day.
- $75 will cover lunch for a Box of Rain child for 7 weeks of camp.
- $250 will cover bus transportation expenses for a local camp day.
- $400 will pay a Junior Counselor's salary for the summer.
- $700 will send a Box of Rain child to camp for the summer.
- $850 will cover the cost of camp T-shirts.
EVERY penny earned from Box of Rain's Camp-a-Thon will fund summer camp expenses for our young campers! Help us steer these children in the right direction! Donate TODAY!
How Box of Rain Started...
In 2002, a local sailor's life was taken away by several young African American youth in Annapolis. In the spirit of Lee Griffin's love of community, friends decided to respond with love and founded Box of Rain, named after Lee's sailboat. Since then, Box of Rain has mentored hundreds of at-risk youth in Annapolis through maritime programs. In 2108, Box of Rain programs will serve nearly 100 underserved youth! Our goal is to ensure that these youth get the guidance, self confidence, and sense of accomplishment they need to gain a path to independence.
Take a few minutes and just give what you can! Anything you contribute will be so much appreciated by our Box of Rain kids.