As many schools go online or to hybrid schedules, parents are coping with the sudden challenge of ensuring children are getting what they need at home while also working. Inevitably, some kids will be left home alone, many without the internet access needed for online learning. Some will go hungry.
RIVERSPORT is offering an option to help ease the strain and offer a safe, healthy alternative.
RIVERSPORT Connects will be offering a free, fall Outdoor Adventure Camp + Study Hall for children from Title I schools and underserved neighborhoods, who identify with a race underrepresented in the outdoor industry, or whose parents are in justice diversion programs. Camp will be available Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
During study hall, campers will have the opportunity to complete schoolwork in a quiet, socially-distanced environment with high-speed internet access. Participants will bring their laptops provided by Oklahoma City Public Schools to complete school assignments or attend online classes.
Outside of study hall, campers will have fun outdoors. Campers will learn water-safety basics during activities like fishing, kayaking, dragon boating, and stand-up-paddle boarding on the Oklahoma River. Off the water, campers will make new friends while playing outdoor games, building cardboard canoes, and riding the river trails on scooters.
Since 2019, RIVERSPORT has provided 785 weeks of free camps to children, and we are ready to do more. But we need your help.
Individuals, foundations and companies can provide camp + study hall for 30 kids for just $4000 per week.
Our goal is $44,000 to cover the 11 weeks of virtual school this fall. Campers in this program will receive a free morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, and parents will be able to continue working without worry. RIVERSPORT Connects will recognize all contributors on social media outlets and in news releases.
Online school is starting soon, but we can only open these camps with your help. We are asking for your help to make sure parents can continue working and kids can continue learning in a safe, healthy environment.
Email us if you’re interested in learning more.