Uptown Rotary sends kids to camp
 
Two students who submitted application essays were awarded scholarships to beautiful Catalina Island Marine Institute in March. The students were part of a cohort of 24 seventh graders from Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet Middle School in Bay Park, San Diego.

For many of the students, the trip included their first boat ride, first high rope swing and first ocean experience. One child tasted her first scone at breakfast, thanks to unnamed chaperones who sneaked "adults-only" food to the kids.
 
For too many children, this trip held their first swim in the ocean and their first interaction with marine life. Some had never sat around a campfire before.
 
We are humbled to have provided this experience and are thrilled with the memories they made during Spring Break 2017.