About 10 years ago I was contacted by a local school asking if Art Farm might have a donation item for an upcoming school fundraising auction. We didn’t have “items”, because we don’t really sell stuff, but we had our upcoming summer camp sessions so I offered to donate a week at camp. This went very well at the auction (apparently a friendly bidding war broke out).
Through the years, more and more elementary and middle schools started contacting me about donations and to date Art Farm has donated more than 200 camp certificates to local school auctions. This year we have donated certificates to public, private and charter schools in Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Encinitas, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, and Del Mar. We limit donations to schools within a 20 mile radius of Carlsbad Art Farm and specifically we like donations to benefit school arts programs.
There is a limit of 20 donations annually. If your school is interested, as of today we have five certificates still available for the 2017 Summer Camp season. The value of the auction item is $519 (tuition for one week at camp). Camps are open grades 2-8. We donate certificates for school silent auctions only, not raffles. Contact Director Perrin Weston at director@CarlsbadArtFarm.com to request a donation while they last.