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 Outdoor Education Employee Receives Local Council’s President’s Award

Faith Mitchell, program business specialist for Outdoor Education, was recently honored by the Community Campership Council (CCC) with the President’s Award.

The award honors a member of the council’s board who makes a significant impact toward the organization’s mission of making available learning opportunities in a natural setting to children from diverse backgrounds. 

“We feel she is worthy of this honor and are so happy to have recognized her with this award,” said CCC’s past president Vic Enchelmayer. 

Mitchell has worked at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) for the past five years, the last three in Outdoor Education. She became a board member at CCC when she joined the Outdoor Education team. 

She said her favorite part about working with Outdoor Education is working with the schools in the county to help get students to camp through the assistance of the donations the program receives to help defray the costs. Similarly, her work on the council also helps more students go to camp. 

“My favorite thing in working with CCC is being able to see and hear the stories of kids being able to go to a camp with the assistance of the council,” said Mitchell. “Many of these kids would not be able to go if it weren’t for vouchers that the council gives them. The CCC helped 539 kids go to camp last year, including students from our own Monarch School.”

Mitchell has been elected to serve as board president for 2019-20 starting this month.

The Community Campership Council, Inc., a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization, was established in 1966 to coordinate a year-round Kids to Camp campership program. The goal of Kids to Camp is to make available a joyful learning experience in a natural setting for deserving children from diverse backgrounds; to expand their understanding of nature, of themselves and others, of the environment, and the importance of conservation.

Pictured from top left are: Faith Mitchell, Bruce Petersen, Dustin Burns, Kris Pamintuan, Reba Hind, and Katie Andersen.