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Friday, January 14, 2011

Ogden Valley Science School Update

Guest Post By Cole Schlack

Happy new year,

I hope everyone had a great 2010, we are busy planning for the 2011 season. We had a great first season of summer camp.   I was lucky enough to get out with the kids a few times and I was so surprised to see the changes from the start of the summer to the end.  I witnessed many changes as students learned that the outdoors and hiking can be fun and you don’t need indoor time. We made it through the entire summer with only one half day of indoor activity due to a thunderstorm.   I want to thank all the parents, volunteers, sponsors, and teachers and staff.  A big thank you goes out to Ogden Nature Center for their wonderful support.
 For 2011 we will continue with our vision of “no child left inside” addressing the growing trend of children stagnation .  We are working to complete the process for approval of the IRS non-profit 501c3 status.  To do this we need to put together a full board of directors.   I would like to put an invitation out to all of you,  if you have any interest in helping us grow bigger and better.  The positions require a commitment of 10-20hrs per month and a dedication to our vision.   Anyone interested should write a letter of interest detailing your strengths and why you are interested in helping this cause. 

Even if you are not able to serve on the board we have may volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available.

Update Summer 2011

We will be changing the summer schedule around this year  to enable us to expand from k-6 to k-12.  To create something exciting for the older students we will  be adding an outdoor leadership program for grade 7-12.  Watch our website for updates

Please let me know if you have any interest in the board positions or if you have any comments /suggestions for 2011.

Cole Schlack

Ogden Valley Science School
PO Box 1120
Eden, Ut 84310

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