Blogging Bayport Alameda

March 6, 2020

Blinded me with science camp

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

Hey, it’s that time again folks.  Even though #1 daughter and #2 son are no longer at Ruby Bridges, it’s still a great school with great folks doing great things.  And every year all the Fifth graders really look forward to Science Camp.  This year, they need a little bit of help and every little bit really helps.

From my time fundraising I know it costs, on average, about $310 per student to go to science camp, but that was three years ago.

It’s really a great program that the kids talk about fondly even to this day and, for some kids, it’s the first time that they’ve ever done any real camping.

So, if you can throw a few bucks their way, here’s the GoFundMe link. They’re only at $1000 raised of a needed $10,000.

And don’t forget, we’re springing forward this weekend.


  1. OK everyone, it is a more important time we support science in schools, and giving elementary students an experience like this is so important in my view. So, let’s pick up the challenge and support Ruby Bridges. Please do what you can.
    I’ll make a donation now in honor of one heck of a guy and volunteer at Ruby …. here is to you John Q! So missed.

    Comment by Ron Mooney — March 6, 2020 @ 8:12 am

    • Thank you Ron. I saw your post just as i was accessing to do our donation.

      Comment by Kate Quick — March 8, 2020 @ 10:27 pm

  2. You think it’s a good idea to be sending a bunch of kids off to a camp in this time of Coronavirus?

    Comment by Jack — March 6, 2020 @ 8:40 am

    • Jack, get off that government trough money , and help these kids out.

      Comment by trumpisnotmypresident — March 6, 2020 @ 10:02 am

  3. Asking if we should send kids to science camp is like asking if we should send kids to school… or asking if adults should go to work. For an 11 year-old this is a life-changing experience that they will talk about for years… and I know because my 7th and 8th graders still talk about it. And as inexpensive as it is, it’s a struggle for the families of Ruby Bridges to make this happen year after year. Thanks to everyone who supports giving our kids a well-rounded and rich education.

    Comment by Ron Parodi — March 6, 2020 @ 6:51 pm

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