Help Duluth YMCA Camp Miller get 50k grant from Pepsi Refresh Project.

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double-decker-high-ropes-coThe local Duluth Area Family YMCA is in the running for a grant offered by Pepsi in their “Pepsi Refresh Project” (Learn more here) to build a high ropes course at Camp Miller. They are current ranked #2 and need your help by voting for them.  It is easy, click, signup and vote. Vote now here — >: http://www.refresheverything.com/YMCACampMiller

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14 Comments

Cory Fechner

about 13 years ago

Sorry I double posted seeing Bridgit already posted something for this. I guess 2 posts is better then one.  Lets get the youth doing something other then video games and texting.

http://www.perfectduluthday.com/2010/02/01/vote-for-a-nationwide-grant-for-duluth-ymca-camp-miller/

Ina Newton

about 13 years ago

You can vote once a day per email address!

davids

about 13 years ago

Well, I went to vote--they require you provide your e-mail address--sorry, not willing to sign up for more spam. Good luck.

adam

about 13 years ago

What's wrong with video games?

Cory Fechner

about 13 years ago

Don't worry Pepsi won't SPAM you unless you choose to be added to their update list.

Video games are fine but playing them 40 - 60 hours a week is an issue. 

What's wrong with outdoor physical activity?

adam

about 13 years ago

Agreed. Doing anything 40-60 hours a week to the exclusion of other activities is an issue.

mevdev

about 13 years ago

I hate to be a hater, but this request is for something that can only be used 1/4 or less of the year. It may not hold up well to our winters and it definitely will need more money in the short term (2-3 years).



There are many many great projects on that list. I'd love to see many of them succeed.

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Cory Fechner

about 13 years ago

Camp Miller has camping and other programs year round and I see no reason a rope course can't be used year round if the weather permits.  At least April - Nov for sure.

brian

about 13 years ago

There's a ropes course up at Wolf Ridge in Finland that gets used year-round.

mevdev

about 13 years ago

I've seen a rope course while hiking in west end. I think it may be at the nursing home at about 40th Ave W and 8th St. Is that ever used?

brian

about 13 years ago

Ropes course / Nursing Home. 
Seems like a bad combination.

wildgoose

about 13 years ago

I think that could be the Northwood Children's Home western campus. From the address you gave that sounds about right

mevdev

about 13 years ago

Perhaps the YMCA can work with them to use or renovate their rope course? Seems logical to me.

Kids don't play outside enough these days.

Bridgit

about 13 years ago

Camp Miller is located in Sturgeon Lake.  Busses cost nearly 200 round trip to Duluth; this isn't a feasible option for a non-profit.

C.M. is the only local entry for the 50k.  Wouldn't it be nice to support your community?

C.M. also provides scholarships to children whose families otherwise wouldn't be able to afford summer camp.  A ropes course opportunity for children to gain self-confidence and teamwork is worth every click.

Thank you.

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