Religion, Spiritual Development

Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center, Inc.

Bridgepoprt, TX

Mission

Will be posted soon

Ruling Year

1974

Director

Mr. Beau Taft

Assisstant Director

Mr. Caleb Burke

Main Address

P.O. Box 215

Bridgepoprt, TX 76426 USA

Keywords

Host to churches, schools, idividuals, and etc.

EIN

47-2754373

 Number

8483950141

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center is creating an Outdoor Education Program and is in need of an Nature Center accommodating 200 students. This center would serve as a place to hold and show specimens students can see and learn from. It would serve as a place to avoid unpredictable weather conditions that may cause scheduling problems. It would be a place that serves as a lab to extend field work such as using microscopes.

Our programs

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Outdoor Education Program

Challenge Course Program

Hospitality Program

Summer Camp Program

Where we workNew!

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Our Outdoor Education Program goals are to utilize our outdoor amenities to help 10 or more area school districts through out the year with their school's curriculum needs for inquiry place-based outdoor experiences providing students comparable opportunities of larger school districts that have their own learning centers such as Denton, Dallas, and Ft. Worth. We want to build a Nature Center to help bring students from an ordinary and limited classroom to a place they can study a variety of things such as engineering, natural resources, physics, literature, chemistry, earth science, history, social studies, art, mathematics, and much more with a real life application and hands on experiences. Learning can be so much fun!

-Hire a certified teacher for the Outdoor Education Director to head the program.
-Create a logo and mission.
-Meet with a contractor for the costs of a Nature Center.
-Get permission from the Texas Forestry Association to use Project Learning Tree curriculum (grades PK - 8th).
-Get permission from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be apart of Texas Aquatic Science and the Certified Field Site program (grades 6-12th).
Next
-Create website and brochure.
-Contact schools and teachers for dates they can come.
-Find grants and funds to build our Nature Center.
-Find grants and funds for lab equipment such as; microscopes, ipads, show cases, etc.
-Partner with local community college to start a program with students who want to be educators to come teach out here for experience and credits.
-Providing teacher Professional Development hours in Outdoor Education.

Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center is on 200 acres of land that is perfect for a Nature Center and has a variety of evergreen and deciduous trees, native grasses and plants, animal and insect species and ecosystems. It has water front access, fossils, and food services for if needed. Approximately 165 first grade students and their teachers have already participated in an Exploration Day for the past 4 years and this year we are expecting approximately 160 second grade students and teachers to participate in an Exploration Day. We also have interest from a high school science teacher that wants to bring her classes out.

We will keep track of the number of students and schools that come out and provide a survey for them to help us accommodate their needs for a future visit.

-We have hired a certified teacher for the Outdoor Education Director to head the program.
-We have created a logo and mission.
-We have met with a contractor for the costs and designed a layout of a 32,000 square foot Nature Center.
-We have gotten permission from the Texas Forestry Association to use Project Learning Tree curriculum (grades PK - 12th).
-We have gotten permission from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be apart of Texas Aquatic Science and the Certified Field Site program (grades 6-12th).
Next
-Create website and brochure.
-Contact schools and teachers for dates they can come.
-Find grants and funds to build our Nature Center.
-Find grants and funds for lab equipment such as; microscopes, ipads, show cases, etc.
-Partner with local community college to start a program with students who want to be educators to come teach out here for experience and credits.
-Providing teacher Professional Development hours in Outdoor Education.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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