Summer camp is a great place for kids to learn about the natural world and their place in it. Yet, the cost to Nuu-chah-nulth families living in isolated, west coast communities is usually too great when unemployment rates are high and travel costs are even higher.
What can you do?
Donating just $85 will send one child to camp.
Your contribution will help us bring science camps to Nuu-chah-nulth communities and allow a child to spend one week learning about biology, chemistry, physics, engineering (including traditional ocean knowledge) in an engaging way. Uu-a-thluk uses hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation to cover the costs of a child’s attendance. If you can’t afford a full sponsorship, any donation helps.
Why send youth to a science camp?
This past summer 141 children from Ahousaht, Ditidaht, Hupacasath, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Tseshaht, Uchucklesaht and Yuu?u?i??at? First Nations participated in Uu-a-thluk science camps. Since 2005, Science Venture and the University of Victoria have partnered with Uu-a-thluk to bring a combination of science and Nuu-chah-nulth cultural knowledge to kids in Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Currently, Nuu-chah-nulth people are under-represented in careers like fisheries, aquatic biology and management. Science camps help foster enthusiasm while allowing hands-on learning experiences. You can help foster a love of science by helping more children take part.
What is Science Venture Camp?
Science Venture is a non-profit organization that offers hands-on, minds-on science for kids in grades 1 through 12. Science Venture’s programs are operated through the University of Victoria.
What Else Happens at Science Camp?
Uu-a-thluk works with Nuu-chah-nulth communities to incorporate traditional teachings into our science camps. This includes visits and teachings from elders, who hold a wealth of knowledge about managing our resources. We also ensure the science camps delivered in Nuu-chah-nulth communities have a focus on fisheries and the marine environment.
Read about last year’s science camps here.
How Can I Sponsor a Child to Attend?
Option A: Sponsor
My $85 will pay for one child to go to science camp.
Option B: Donate Any Amount
I would like to contribute towards sending a child to science camp.
Prefer to Pay by Cheque?
Make cheques payable to:
WCVI/Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Management Society
Mail cheques to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Science Camp Fund
c/o West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Centre
7-5440 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC
Attn: Marilyn Causton
Special thanks to our 2015 donors
Actua/ Science Venture
Native Fishing Association
Pacific Halibut Management
Pacific Sea Cucumber
Port Alberni Port Authority
Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Company
Ratcliffe & Co
Pacific Boat Brokers
Eileen Lovestrom/Village of Zeballos
Klecko! Klecko! (Thank you!)