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If you are an 8th grade student looking for adventure and leadership experience, then we have the opportunity for you! We are excited to give away a scholarship for one student at participating local schools, to take part in the Barden Adventure Scholarship, coordinated by the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y.

As part of the application process, students will answer 4 essay questions asking why they should be chosen for the adventure, which will take them on all expense paid 10-day canoe and camping trip through the Adirondacks. They will also choose a charity that they feel is deserving of proceeds from the Danial Barden Mudfest (DBM). The DBM will equally fund the charities of the scholarship winners. Last year we were able to give $3,900 to 12 different charities from this program specifically!

Click to Download the 2018 Application Here

This is a tremendous opportunity for your child for a variety of reasons. This is a leadership program, so not only will it be a centerpiece on your child’s college resume, it will also be a positive, life-changing experience. Veterans of the Barden Adventure program call it an ‘adventure of a lifetime’.

The other important piece to this is that your child can choose a charity that has affected them in some way. Often times teens are not asked what they really feel about societal issues, and in asking them to pick a charity, they can have voice in our community.

Once the student is selected there will be two sessions to choose from: Session One: July 1-11 and Session Two: July 15-25 consisting of 8 students per session.

The deadline for the application is March 31st. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us via email at bardenmudfest@gmail.com

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