Taproots at Camp Walden

Nurturing a Diverse Summer Community at Camp Walden

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What We Do

Taproots is an organization committed to promoting opportunity and diversity at camp. We provide programming and camp tuition so kids from low-income households have the opportunity to attend summer camp.

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Taproots Mini-Week is a tuition-free mini-week of camp that takes place every August. Working in partnership with other organizations in Michigan, Taproots brings children from low-income households to Camp Walden for a four day, three night sleep-away camp experience. Mini Week offers kids a taste of the independence and activities of overnight camp – campfires & s’mores, mess hall meals, swimming in the lake, arts & crafts, sports & games, cabin life, and much more.

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Our campership program provides tuition and transportation for a two-week session at Camp Walden to children from low-income households. Campers can choose to attend any regularly scheduled two-week session of Camp. Campership recipients have previously attended the Taproots Mini-Week or are children who have been identified as camp-ready and referred to Taproots by camp alumni or partner organizations.

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Our Mission is to provide a residential summer camp experience to kids from low income households, focusing on children of color.

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