We are thrilled to announce that the John Austin Cheley Foundation has chosen Clearwater as an Associate Camp!
Cheley funds need-based scholarships to extended-stay wilderness camps with a proven record of positively impacting young people. Established in 1989, the Cheley Foundation has funded more than 1,000 campers to attend their ACA accredited partner camps. Clearwater will be their first partnership with a girl’s camp as well as their first camp in Wisconsin.
What does this mean for Clearwater?
- Our partnership with the Cheley Foundation will open up new opportunities for the Clearwater community to provide the Clearwater experience for as many young women and girls as possible. We hope to welcome 3 or 4 Cheley campers to Clearwater during the 2017 season.
- These girls, underserved youth of strong potential, would be identified by Cheley’s national network of volunteer recruiters and highly regarded youth mentoring partnerships, and participate in the special experience that is Clearwater for consecutive summers.
- Clearwater’s own Campership program will continue. The Board of Directors has committed to directing 25% of all monies raised during our annual holiday appeal to camperships, and we hope in the near future to start a campership endowment fund.
To read more about our Alliance with the Cheley Foundation, click here.