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Summer Learning Fun at Camp Adventure

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM EST
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Summer Learning Fun at Camp Adventure

Don't Burst Our Bubble!

It's almost time to close our crowdfunding platform. 

Make your donation today!

Make a lightning fast donation before time runs out! 

This is our last week for crowdfunding - our campaign closes on February 28th. We hope to reach $3,000!

Take the advice of Metamorphosis Man - make a change, spread your wings, and take flight with us! 

We want all campers to read Captain Irving's book, Touch the Sky, and learn about his incredible journey from immigrating to America as a young man to becoming the youngest and first Black man to fly solo around the world in his plane named Inspire. 

Support our project today!

Help us reach the end of the RAINBOW

(our new STRETCH goal of $2,700)!

Thank you to all of our generous donors - we met our first goal! 

We would ask that you consider donating to provide every camper with Captain Irving's book, Touch the Sky. When he visits camp in June, we hope he will autograph all of the books! 

We can touch many lives and hearts with your help!

Consider Donating Today!

Woof You Be My Valentine?

It's wonder-fur being the summer camp therapy dog. It's pawsitively the best! Share the love this Valentine's Day by making a donation to help bring this amazing opportunity to our community kids. 

It will be "ruff" without your help!

Summer Learning Fun at Camp Adventure (SLFCA) is an immersive project that involves a partnership between Ball State University, Muncie Community Schools, Inspire Academy, and Burris Elementary that began in 2017. The general purpose of this program is to assist in combating detrimental academic and health losses experienced by children during the summer months while providing BSU teacher education majors with real world leadership and instructional opportunities. 

The month-long summer program concentrates on creating academically-successful, emotionally-strong, healthy individuals who approach the world with curiosity, creativity, and empathy in order to become future leaders. We strive to achieve this through providing a safe, structured, active environment; with well-balanced meals; and high-quality academic instruction. The camp takes place at Camp Adventure, which is owned by the Muncie Optimist Club, operated and maintained by Muncie Community Schools, and has been a part of the community since 1939.

One unique feature of this project is the utilization of both campus and community resources. Ball State teacher education candidates spend the month of May on campus training to become culturally responsive and inquiry-based teachers. They create cross-curricular science lessons plans and then implement these lesson plans with campers during the four weeks at Camp Adventure. Veteran teachers from Wes-Del, Burris, and Muncie Schools act as both mentors and role models supporting the learning of the campers and the professional growth of our BSU teacher candidates.

Children receive IN standards-based instruction in science, literacy, and math as well as activities focused on social-emotional learning and relationship building. Additionally, children participate in archery, low ropes courses, fishing, wagon rides, nature hikes, cardiovascular activities, and field trips.

Summer Learning Fun is able to give children both a distinctive and exceptional learning experience in contrast to typical, high-cost summer camps that focus more on childcare rather than education.

**Any additional funds raised will be used for future fund expenses**

Choose a giving level


Minimum Level

Sponsor a day at camp for one child.


Chirp! Level

Sponsor one child to attend camp for a week.


Chirp! Chirp! Level

Sponsor one child to have snacks for a week, a camp t-shirt, one global expedition with Captain Irving and the Flying Classroom.


Chirp! Chirp! Chirp! Level

Sponsor a camper to go on weekly virtual expeditions with Captain Irving and the Flying Classroom.


Gold Level

Cover all four weeks of camp for one child.

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