Friends of Camp Cullom
The Board of Directors is working on a new 5-year plan for Camp Cullom that includes expanding our programming and increasing our outreach to enrich the lives of more of Clinton County’s youth. To accomplish our big vision, we will need to expand staffing to include a Program Manager and an Assistant Property manager. Hoppy can’t do it all alone! We need your help to make our plans a reality. We’ve updated our giving levels and would like to double our membership in 2023! We invite you to be a part of our exciting future.
There’s strong evidence supporting the value to children from exposure to nature-based educational content and measurable benefits to their immersion in natural settings. Unfortunately, the advent of modern technology has distracted our youth from experiencing the benefits of playing outside and discovering nature. today the average American child spends about 4 to 7 minutes a day playing outside and over 7 hours a day in front of a screen. This has resulted in a generation of children who aren’t as well-adapted to life as they could be.
Studies have shown that playing in nature helps kids build self-confidence. The unstructured style of play outdoors also helps them to develop greater creativity and a better imagination. A study published in 2002 sought to measure the effects of environment-based education on academic performance from 150 schools in sixteen states over a period of ten years. The researcher’s findings are stunning! The study revealed environmental-based education programs in those schools produced student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Students who participated in environmental-based education programs had higher standardized test scores and higher grade-point averages than students who weren’t exposed to this type of instruction. Based on these results, it’s reasonable to assume students exposed to the quality nature-based learning opportunities we offer will become more academically engaged and perform better in their educational careers.
We believe Camp Cullom is in a unique position to provide a wide variety of unique learning opportunities for the youth of Clinton County in our 90 acre outdoor laboratory. With your financial support we will be able to provide the youth of Clinton County many enriching nature-based educational opportunities and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. This will benefit them as individuals and also provide benefits to the entire community as these children grow into well-adjusted adults who will make positive contributions to our society for many years to come. Please consider helping us achieve these goals with a generous donation!
Click the button below to be taken to the Aplos donation site for Camp Cullom
Or scan the following QR code with your smartphone to donate
Or if you prefer, you can send a check to:
PO BOX 490
Mulberry, IN 46058
As part of your annual membership, you will receive an emailed quarterly newsletter and invitations to "Friends Only" events at the camp. Membership categories begin at $25.00. By supporting the camp with a Legacy membership of $500 or more, your name will be added to our donor recognition plaque in the Nature Center. Feel free to share this information with friends and family who may be interested in joining our cause. We will appreciate all of the help we can get in making our vision become a reality!
The Board of Directors
Michelle Bradley, Andrea Burke, Becky Cole, Tom Dickerson, Ken Harden, Russ Kaspar, Susan Kaspar, Rusty McGill, Lee Moyer, Andy Schilling, Jerry Seager, Jim Siegfried, Dan Sheets, Jeff Swackhamer, and Chuck Tedrick