Help Local Kids Discover Turner Farm on Giving Tuesday
Jamie Cain-Nimtz, Summer Camp Director
As Summer Camp Director at Turner Farm, I’m blessed to witness the transformative effects that these beautiful acres have on more than 100 local children every year. It’s inspirational to see boys and girls, whose generation is being raised in the embrace of iPods and Minecraft, spend several hours each day for an entire week exploring the pastures, gardens, forest, ponds, barnyards and fields of Turner Farm.
Time and time again, parents tell me that the chance to milk cows, care for horses and harvest vegetables to cook in our state-of-the-art Teaching Kitchen, has brightened the lives of their children and awakened a dormant appreciation for nature. As a parent, I also embrace the chance to foster love and appreciation for natural spaces and teach children about their role as stewards of the land.
It’s because I believe this exposure to farmland and wilderness is so important that I’m writing you today. On this Giving Tuesday, I encourage you to help me provide the opportunity of Turner Farm Summer Camp to children who would not otherwise be able to attend.
For several years, Turner Farm has maintained a special fund for local children whose families aren’t able to financially provide them with this unique opportunity. We feel that the experience of Summer Camp can have an even more profound impact on children who have less access to green space on a regular basis. This fund has provided scholarships for these children from neighborhoods around Cincinnati over many seasons.
This Giving Tuesday, I encourage you to think about the children in our (local) community who would not otherwise be able to afford the life-changing experience of Turner Farm Summer Camp. These children are worth your support. Your modest, tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund can be made here:
Or by sending cash or check to (please notate the purpose for the donation or the check or cash envelope):
Turner Farm 7400 Given Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45243
Thank you and have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.