On Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Camp Navigate is hosting a fundraiser named Camp Navigate Community Challenge, for their organization in Terre Haute.
Camp Navigate is an afterschool and summer camp program that teaches children from kindergarten to eighth grade life and employment skills. Some of the methods include hands-on activities, pitching products and business ideas.
Camp Navigate recently received a grant that helped them to purchase 80 Chromebooks. The camp is even partnering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and having some of their students volunteer to teach campers how to code.
The camp is going on its third year as it continues to grow annually.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Camp Navigate.
It’s going to host many field events, such as corn hole, tug-of-war, dodgeball and among many other fun events.
Prizes are also going to be awarded to the winners of these field games.
Chick-Fil-A is providing lunch and Pepsi is providing beverages.
The camp is asking for participants to make a team of 10 people, with each team paying $300 to participate.
Teams can register online through the link on “Camp Navigate Community Challenge” Facebook page.
“The camp teaches life skills, but it also teaches kids how to be leaders and givers,” said Jennifer Mullen, Senior Instructor in Communication and Coordinator of Communication Internships at ISU.
The fun will take place from 7:30 a.m. to around noon and awards and prizes will be given out to the winning teams afterwards.
The number one winning team will be named the “Camp Navigate Community Challenge Champions.”
The camp is encouraging everyone, including ISU students and the greater Terre Haute community, to consider putting together a team for this great cause.
“It is our hope that the Camp Navigate Community Challenge will raise awareness about Camp Navigate’s mission, values and programs, as well as generate vital funding for our work by bringing the community together to navigate challenges that highlight the importance of leadership, teamwork and soft skills,” according to the Camp Navigate Community Challenge Facebook post.
With all proceeds going to Camp Navigate, this event will help them to continue to grow and benefit the children of Terre Haute for years to come.