Wow Science Camp

Sponsor a Child for 2017 Camp


Each year, we receive many requests for sponsorship from families in our area for their children to attend Wow! Science Camp. For the 2017 camp season, we are determined to do everything we can to support them and we need your help. Our goal is to sponsor 100 children from economically disadvantaged families in the 2017 camp.

Who are these children?
  • They are children of families living at or below the federal poverty guideline (a family of four making less than $23,624 is considered at the federal poverty level).
  • They are interested in learning, in spending their time away from the streets during the summer.
  • They are not asking for a fish, but for us to teach them how to fish so they can have a better tomorrow. This is a holiday gift that can make a life-long difference.
How do we say thank you?
We know that many people who give do so because of their firm belief that it is the right thing to do. During this holiday season, there is no better way to know what your gift is doing than to sponsor a child at the 2017 Wow! Science Camp.
  • We will host a Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast on the first day of camp for each sponsored child with their sponsor.
  • Sponsors may choose to attend one or more field trips with their sponsored child(ren) at no additional cost.
  • You will be listed as a sponsor in our annual report.
  • You can tax deduct your contribution.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your contribution.
How would we recruit eligible campers?
  • We will distribute flyers throughout schools, government agencies, faith-based organizations in Camden and Gloucester Counties to announce the scholarship.
  • Parents will demonstrate their income level by showing their most recent tax return.
  • Participants will be selected strictly on a first come, first served basis.  
 What are the giving levels?
  • $250 – Sponsor a child for one week of camp.
  • $500 – Sponsor a child for one or two children for one week each.
  • $750 – Sponsor a child for three weeks or three children for one week each.
  • $1000 – Sponsor a child for four weeks or four children one week each.
One week of sponsorship means a child can attend a full week of camp, 9AM to 4PM, and participate in all projects and activities including field trips at absolutely no additional cost to them or their families.
 
How can you give?

Click Here to give now. 

 
We do not have to do this alone. There are people in your network who would be delighted to give a child an opportunity to cultivate an interest in STEM. Please share this request with them.
 
Thank you for your generosity in giving and for sharing this request with others in your network.

Other Ways to Give:

donate-cashDonate 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.

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sponsor-a-childSponsor a child. Many parents call our program to inform us 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.

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give-securities 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.

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donate-equipment 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.

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donate-spaceDonate space.There are requests for Wow Science 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.

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donate-lunchDonate 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.

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sponsor-fieldtripSponsor 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.

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gift-by-willGift 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.