BOLT Needs Your Help
Alumni and parent donations are always critical to the success of BOLT. We truly appreciate your help with supporting the program each year!
Every year, our program depends on funding provided by BOLT parents, alumni and friends to allow us to offer financial aid to our BOLTers and our Leaders, continue our backpacking and hiking trips, improve the quality of our fall programming events, maintain our ability to lend out equipment and improve the quality of leader training. Without your support, we would not be able to offer BOLT as an opportunity for students at Brown.
We have two gift accounts that our donors may choose to support.
Your Support Matters
This year, we were able to offer a variety of Fall Program events and workshops, including small group gatherings, two leadership workshops led by our student leaders, "Family Group" events (4 BOLT groups combined), traditions such as our BOLT Wars (a spin off the first year Unit Wars field day) a slide show and a Thanksgiving Celebration for all-BOLT, all years. With your help, we can continue to add new events to our schedule, growing the BOLT community at Brown and beyond.
We were able to ensure that participating in BOLT is need-blind, meaning that we are able to offer financial assistance to our BOLTers (participants) and our Leaders.
Each year our BOLTers have needed an average of $6,000 in financial assistance for participation fees. Our Leaders obtain their national certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), wilderness first aid (WFA) and wilderness first responder (WFR) prior to leading a trip and we average about $1,200 in financial assistance in requests to assist with course fees.
Each year, we also replace worn and damaged gear -- both group gear and individual loaner gear (rain gear, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks).
We are truly grateful to our leaders, alumni and parents for their support in our efforts to secure BOLT's future at Brown!