Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Summer Camp Philanthropy Style

As a teen, I remember having a variety of summer camp options. There were the traditional swimming and sport camps. There were career specific camps like astronaut camp and sea camp (which I did attend). But I do not recall any camps that focused on philanthropy.

Today, for freshman in high school to freshman in college, that option does exist at the Grab The Torch’s Philanthropy Camp. The 5-day overnight camp experience provides campers an in-depth educational experience into the business and commitment of the non-profit, foundation, cause related marketing and global greater good professional. This year's featured speakers included representatives from more than two dozen nonprofits, including Charity Navigator's own Ken Berger. Watch the video located here (scroll to the bottom of the page) to hear the participants, including Ken, describe their experience at the camp.

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