Support Wow! Science Camp®
We are running a special campaign to support 200 children in Camden City in the summer of 2013. All donations will go toward sponsoring children from low income families for up to 8 weeks at the 2013 Wow! Science Camp. Please make a donation today at Sponsor a Child Today
Wow! Science Camp® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This means that your donations of cash or property may be tax deductible. Our mission is to cultivate and promote interest in science in children.
Ever since the industrial revolution, science has driven the global economy. It is key to our continued success and advancement as a nation. However, indicators from research, notable experts, and US authorities on our Why a Science Camp? page show an increasingly troubling trend. Our children don’t perform well in the subjects that lead to a career in science. The percent of students enrolling in the sciences in college has remained the same since the 1970s. A number of other developed and developing nations are producing three or four times as many scientists, engineers, and technologists each year. The number of women and minorities entering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields remains remarkably low. Thousands of high-tech jobs go unfilled each year for lack of qualified talent. Just about every school district in the US needs more math teachers.
We have chosen to make a difference in this situation by offering a thrilling science camp full of exciting experiments and projects and fun field trips. Our kinesthetic approach means every camper gets to participate hands-on in every project and experiment.
Here are some ways you can contribute to developing tomorrow’s science leaders:
Ways to Give:
Donate cash. There are many families who desire to give their children this unique opportunity but cannot afford the cost of the program. Your financial donation can help children from such families share in the excitement of the camp and be wowed about a future career in science. Click here to donate now or send your donation to Wow! Science Camp, P. O. Box 1690, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. Wow! Science Camp® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This means your donations may be tax deductible.
Sponsor a child. Many parents call our program indicating that their children would like to attend camp but they do not have the means to pay the modest tuition. If you would like to sponsor an interested child whose parents cannot afford to pay for camp, please call us at 856-258-9022 or click here to contact us.
Give securities. One way to support our mission well into the future is to gift securities. Stocks, bonds, or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. In most cases, the process is as simple as having your brokerage firm call ours to facilitate the transfer. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift. To gift stocks or any other securities, click here or call us at 856-258-9022.
Donate equipment and supplies. Our camp is currently in need of computers, laptops, projectors, printers, copiers, microwave ovens, small refrigerators, notebooks, backpacks, telescopes, microscopes, thermometers, hygrometers, drills, flasks, stirrers, boilers, solar panels, batteries, goggles, mechanical tool kits, and other scientific equipment. Please click here or call us at 856-258-9022 to let us know what you can donate to our camp.
Donate space.There are requests for Wow! Science Camp® to expand into many communities. However, we need enough room for at least fifty campers. Donating available space helps us to keep costs down and enroll more children into the program. Our need is for eight weeks in the summer, when many schools are closed. If your school, public or private, is willing to give us space, please let us know. Churches and public buildings are also ideal for our program. You may also gift a house or other property to support our mission. Please click here or call us at 856-258-9022 to donate space.
Donate lunch. Few things build community and friendship better than breaking bread together. Our campers bring their own lunches daily. However, we welcome your gift of lunch for one day, a week, or an entire season to assist parents. Please click here or call us at 856-258-9022 to donate lunch.
Sponsor a field trip. One day every week, our campers take a trip to one of many attractions in the region. The cost of transportation, admission, and guided tours can add up to $40 per child. You can support our campers by sponsoring one or more trips. Please click here or call us at 856-258-9022 to sponsor a trip.
Gift by Will.Cultivating and promoting our children’s interest in science is an ongoing need. You can bolster our ability to fulfill our mission well into the future by gifting to Wow! Science Camp® through your Last Will and Testament. Wow! Science Camp® is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Copies of our tax-exempt status letters are available upon request, as is a completed IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification. Wow! Science Camp®’s tax-exempt federal identification number is 27-2156365. For estate-tax purposes, all bequests, legacies, devises, or transfers to the camp are deductible if they accord with the provision of the Internal Revenue Code Section 2055(a) and related regulations.