I’m thrilled to say that after four long, hard years I will finally be graduating from college this May!
Most of us walk around with an assumption of what a learning experience is supposed to look like: listening to a lecture, reading a book or perhaps taking an exam (and then subsequently forgetting the information). But for so many, that learning process has become obsolete and ineffective. For me, school has always been a terrible edifice of regulation and stymied growth. I have felt trapped in a prison of guidelines, textbooks and now, thousands of dollars of debt.
This is why I am so passionate about summer camp. Summer after summer, I have seen children soar. At camp, relationships are a primary focus, being outdoors is an essential part of the curriculum and camper happiness is crucial. Art, music and sports are valued, play is embraced and movement is encouraged. But most importantly, learning emerges naturally.
I have been blessed with an amazing education and a valuable camp experience. So now, it is my turn to be a blessing and help children realize there is so much more to learning than a GPA.
In honor of my college graduation, I have set a goal of raising $1,300 to send one child to summer camp through SCOPE.
Please join me on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Levity Live Comedy Club to #Laugh4SCOPE. Comedian Rich Vos (Last Comic Standing) will be graciously helping us send one child to camp! Can’t attend? Please consider donating! Thanks to one of my generous friends, all donations and money raised through ticket sales will be matched up to $1,300.
Please share, contribute, and help make a difference in a child’s life!
– Brent Osborne, SCOPE Associate Board Member
About SCOPE: Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education reinforces the connection between academic achievement and the enriched recreational and social educational experiences provided at camp. SCOPE provides deserving children from across the United States with a two-week summer camp experience at nonprofit overnight camps.