Sixth Graders Donate to Rebuild Seacamp
Each fall ESJ’s sixth grade classes travel to the Keys to attend Seacamp. This year, Hurrican Irma devastated Big Pine Key, as well as many of the Seacamp facilities, and the students’ trip was postponed until March. This spring, prior to leaving, the sixth graders held three bake sales to raise money for Seacamp to use toward rebuilding their damaged facilities.
“The sixth graders raised $1,100 by baking a variety of sweet treats and collecting donations from family and friends. I was impressed by their commitment to give freely of their time, money and resources to help this cause,” said instructor Mike Rickey.
Fellow sixth-grade teacher Heather Oulton added, “I was also touched by the number of older students who didn’t purchase anything at the bake sales but simply donated to the rebuilding effort because they had such fond memories of their own Seacamp trip.” This year’s students thoroughly enjoyed their time making lasting memories, practicing hands-on science, and strengthening friendships during their four-day Seacamp adventure.