Since 1972, sixth grade students in our district have been given the opportunity to attend the 5-day Camp Mi-Bro-Be Outdoor Education experience. Students are able to experience hiking, canoeing, cooking by a campfire, archery, ecology, and environmental education as well as other outdoor activities. This is also a great team building experience for the students, teachers, and counselors.
Throughout its time, the camp has served thousands of sixth graders, over a thousand high school counselors, and approximately fifty of our professional staff (each year). Parents, students, and teachers report that there are intangible benefits that make the Mi-Bro-Be experience special. Currently, camp costs each student $200 to attend. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were approximately 105 (22%) of sixth graders that did not attend camp with the greatest reason for not attending being financial reasons. This district has set up a scholarship fund for anyone who would like to contribute to sponsoring a sixth grader to go to camp. Every little bit helps! $40 pays for a day of camp, $200 pays for a student!
How to donate to the Camp Mi-Bro-Be scholarship fund:
- Cash and Checks are accepted. Checks can be made payable to Berea City Schools with Mi-Bro-Be Scholarship Fund in the memo line.
- The donation form with all donations can be sent to Sarah Jocke at Berea-Midpark Middle School. Please be sure to enclose your name, address and memo that you are specifically donating to Camp Mi-Bro-Be scholarship fund with your donation
- Donate online through PayForIt using the Fundraiser tab (a small internet convenience fee will apply)
- Your donation is tax deductible. A receipt and deduction form will be sent to you at the contact information you provide.