By Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director
As we wind down our 2021 season, I wanted to take a moment today to share the joy we felt this summer being open, and ask for your continued support. We made an important decision this year – we opened for free and offered all camps and expeditions on a “pay-what-you-can” basis. Support from you, our community, made this possible. In 2021, you helped us achieve:
These changes increased access for everyone to our life-changing programs and experiences. Parents of campers supported the “pay-what-you-can” model and shared their thoughts:
This summer you helped us give kids a connection with the lake, some for the first time in their lives. They got to try new things and meet new people. Our community is stronger because of the experiences these kids had together. Another parent shared:
With your support, we will continue to be open for free for all visitors and summer camps and expeditions will continue to be pay-what-you-can for all families. Together, we will continue to give kids engaging, playful, and hands-on learning opportunities that will last a lifetime. Together, we can make history, the lake, and the Museum accessible to all. Together, we will continue to build a strong community committed to Lake Champlain and each other!
If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to the Museum’s Annual Campaign today. A gift of any size will go directly towards our 2022 season and continue this important work. Thank you!