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$680 from 11 donors $2,500 goal

All donationsgo directly to reconstructing the Doug Walker Challenge Course.

What is the Doug Walker Challenge Course Campaign?
Doug Walker was a teacher at Teton Science Schools who dreamed of constructing a challenge course in Jackson Hole.  His dream was realized in 1995, two years after his death, and now, 17 years after its construction, the course needs to be rebuilt.  This campaign is to fund the reconstruction of the Doug Walker Challenge Course and ensure Doug’s dream remains a reality!
Where will the challenge course be located? 
The Doug Walker Challenge Course will be located at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools and made available as a resource for use by partners within the Jackson Hole Community, fulfilling Doug’s original dream.
What are the benefits of this project?
The course will provide endless opportunities in team building as well as the development of physical and emotional fitness for hundreds of TSS participants, local students and partnering organizations.
How will the course be designed?
The course will be designed in partnership with Project Adventure; the pioneer and leader in design, construction and training surrounding adventure-based challenge courses.
Where does my money go?
All funds will be transferred directly to the Teton Science Schools, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Jackson Hole, WY.  All funds will be used for the reconstruction of the Doug Walker Challenge Course.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
All donors will receive a story and a photo about a life that has been changed through the work of the Teton Science Schools.


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Aug 30
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Christine made a $30 contribution
Mar 23
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Marcus made a $150 contribution
Jan 26
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Michael made a $50 contribution
Jan 18
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Lucinda gave $100 for a donation towards the Doug Walker Challenge Course
Jan 17
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Steven made a $50 contribution
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Lorraine made a $20 contribution
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Carole made a $100 contribution
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Arthur gave $50 for a donation towards the Doug Walker Challenge Course
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Robin made a $30 contribution
Jan 16
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Jennifer made a $50 contribution
Jan 14
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Lisa made a $50 contribution

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Who was Doug Walker?
Doug was like a brother to me. He loved life, his family, and the mountains. Doug taught at the Teton Science Schools in 1992. He loved connecting people with nature and dreamed of expanding experiential teaching, with the hope of using a challenge (ropes) course as a tool; promoting team work, character building and leadership. He was determined to make a positive change in the world, and was an inspiration to us all.

Doug was killed in a climbing accident in the Teton Mountains on September 23, 1993. While Doug’s friends and family were devastated, they brought his dream of a challenge course to life in May of 1995. Many students gained wonderful experiences on this course, but unfortunately, the course was dismantled in June of 2012 to make way for the construction of a new administrative building for Teton County School District.

The Teton Science Schools (TSS) is currently working with Doug’s family and friends to re-build the Doug Walker Challenge Course at the Jackson Campus of TSS for continued use within the Jackson Hole community. We have received an initial gift of $25,000 and are trying to match or exceed this initial gift.

Please help us realize Doug’s dream and re-build the Doug Walker Challenge Course at Teton Science Schools.
Please help us realize Doug’s dream!

Ways you can help:
1. Make a donation to the campaign.
2. Join me, start a fundraiser and share this campaign with friends.

The more you share, the closer we come to reaching our goal and making the dream a reality!

Thank you!

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