The Denali Foundation Establishes Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that The Denali Foundation has established a scholarship program for the New Haven Parks & Rec’s Eco Adventure Extreme Camp. The scholarships will be available to income eligible applicants who demonstrate an interest and excitement for the outdoors and extreme sports. All race proceeds from our Rock the Gauntlet 5k Obstacle Race will go into this scholarship fund to help make the outdoors more accessible to underprivileged students.
The most intense adventure camp put on by New Haven Parks and Rec, suitable for boys and girls ages 12-15. This year the themes are focusing on a particular natural element: Land, Air, and Water. Camps will be held at the West Rock Nature Center and campers may enroll in the seesion that interests them the most, or for all three. Activities will be run by the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Outdoor Adventure Specialists, Park Rangers, and certified instructors. All session will include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, team building, archery, introduction to Scuba diving, and an overnight camping trip (session 2 & 3 will travel to Massachusetts).
Session 1 – Land – Will feature rapelling, backpacking, an adventure race, disk golf, orienteering, & geocaching
Session 2 – Air – Will feature zip lining, Canyoneering, sit-on-top kayaking, and Rock Climbing
Session 3 – Water – Will include fishing, Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), sea kayaking, and an overnight white water kayaking and rafting trip
The Denali Foundation
The mission of The Denali Foundation – Getting Kids Outdoors is to develop, support and fund community outreach programs that promote youth and family engagement in the outdoors and to protect access to local green spaces. The Denali Foundation believes that every child should have access, opportunities and encouragement to experience the outdoors and connect with nature for their physical, emotional and educational well-being.