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January 2014 Winner

Camp Greenheart

Greenheart International
Chicago · IL
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

Camp Greenheart will provide Chicago inner-city youth with the opportunity to explore nature, expand their worldview and experience adventure.

How will you use the $10k?

$10,000 will allow us to provide scholarships for financially disadvantaged campers as well as operational costs, camp leader transportation, and camp supplies.

What impact do you hope to make?

These Chicago children will develop a greater sense of responsibility, cooperation, independence, diversity, health, nature and a deepened worldview.

Other Details
Camp Greenheart

Greenheart International is proud to announce the first annual Camp Greenheart will be taking place this June. Camp Greenheart will invite youth from the Chicago area to participate in a week of wilderness education, personal development, and cultural diversity. Campers will consist of middle school children, ages 9-13, from an array of socioeconomic backgrounds to create an atmosphere that breaks both cultural and economic barriers. Foreign exchange students from CCI Greenheart programs will serve as Camp Leaders, providing the campers with the opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world.

Camp Greenheart:
• Engages youth to explore their natural surroundings, to work creatively, collaboratively and independently
• Fosters a holistic sense of well-being for self, others, and the world
• Challenges campers through increased responsibility, independence, and outdoor activities
• Is a celebration of youth and togetherness with music and nature

Camp Greenheart will hold activities that address the areas of volunteerism, environmentalism, responsibility and team building, personal development, cultural diversity, creativity, health and music. Through these activities campers will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for each of these themes and will adopt changes to their own life to reflect what they have learned.

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