ALCOA Foundation Grant Awarded for Good and Green Fellowships

Thanks to a generous grant from the Alcoa Foundation, Double H Ranch will hire 10 college students for its new Good and Green Fellowship program to help develop environmental programming for campers and increase the long-term ecological sustainability of the camp.

In addition to regular camp duties as cabin counselors, each Alcoa Fellow will take on a leadership role as they develop and implement nature-related programming for the campers. These programs, in addition to adding to the camper experience, will ensure the sustainability of camp and its operations. Projects may include: developing innovative approaches to recycling and repurposing used materials; improving sustainable operations and decreasing waste at the camp; and fully utilizing the natural environment, including nature trails and outpost camping. Fellows will be responsible for sharing the projects and findings with camp leaders, as well as with campers through various types of creative experiences, lessons or displays. We are so grateful to the Alcoa Foundation for its support of Double H Ranch through this environmental initiative.  Through this grant, we will be able to provide important leadership development experiences to promising college students, as well as support the personal growth of our campers and the long-term sustainability efforts of our camp operations. The Alcoa Foundation Good and Green Fellows initiative was successfully implemented for the last three years at Flying Horse Farms, a SeriousFun Camp in Ohio.  The Double H Ranch is one of seven SeriousFun camps in three countries that are receiving funding as part of the initiative’s global expansion.

 The Double H Ranch is seeking current college students who are studying ecology or environmental sciences or who have experience with sustainability and nature programs to apply for one of the fellowship positions. Interested students can learn more by contacting Camp Director, Kate Walsh at kwalsh@doublehranch.org or visiting our website at www.doublehranch.org.