Summer Adventure Bags





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Lander, Wyoming

Total Budget: $5,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: 500 Summer Adventure Bags of Learning Activities for Personal Wellness for Shoshone and Arapahoe Children

Identified Needs: School teachers and the school librarian on the reservations observe that the children's engagement in personal wellness activities and reading declines over the summer for children ages 3-14 in Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes.

The items provided are selected by the Ft. Washakie school librarian with great care to ensure they are culturally sensitive and age appropriate. Examples:

1. Hygiene: hair brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mirror.

2. Books: Age and culturally appropriate books on health

3. Fun activities: Bubbles to learn deep breathing exercises; beach ball to kick around for pre-school children; frisbies and jump ropes for other children; balls; coloring books and crayons/pencils.

There is a secondary benefit to the project in providing books to the children which they can keep in their homes, instilling a sense of pride of ownership. The books support continued reading and increased connection between and people in the parental roles or caregivers. Trust relationships are supported through activities that caregivers and children can do together. Health tips (such as brushing teetch) can also be extended to the family.

How Funds Will Be Used:

Funds will be used for the bags and the contents. Complimentary items are sought such as toothbrushes from dentists, etc.

Partners: The Lander Rotary Club partners with the Ft. Washakie School Librarian and members of the Riverton Rotary Club in this project. The school librarian is key because she identifies appropriate materials, distributes materials through the summer bookmobile and assists with collecting evaluation data.

Timeline for the project:


January-April: Final decision on themes, books and materials and ordering materials.

April-May: Assembling bags

May - delivery of bags to Ft. Washakie and Arapahoe

June-July - Adventure Bags delivered through the book mobile, summer school classes and theh farmer's market

August-September - evaluation data collected

How will club members be involved:

Lander and Riverton club members will:

- Coordinate with the Ft. Washakie school librarian

- Order books and materials

- Assemble and deliver Adventure bags

- Collect evaluation data and report on district grant


- Number of Adventure Bags delivered

- Notes from children

- Photographs

- Observational data from librarian and Rotarians as they are permitted to participate

Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

P-4832. April 1, 2024

A new budget has been uploaded.

The site for the project has been changed to a summer camp for the Arapahoe tribe. This is a positive change as it will permit more interaction between club members and campers. This change did impact the items that will be purchased and that is reflected on the budget.

The goals and actions for the project remain the same. The location has changed.

Cassy Venters

Grants Chair

Lander Rotary

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Lander

Primary Contact: Cassy Venters

Email: cdventers@me.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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History Log Entries


by Cassy Venters

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Randall Looper


You need to upload a detailed budget to the documents and start the signature process. Both you and your PE needs to sign.



by Cassy Venters

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Cassy Venters

System Entry: Project signed by Cassy Venters.


by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Mandy Fabel added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Mandy Fabel.


by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randall Looper

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Cassy Venters

The grant check for P-4832 was received by Lander Rotary Club Treasurer Mike Lilygren the week of August 28.


by Randall Looper


Please provide a quarterly history log update as to the status of this project.


by Cassy Venters

New budget. New project location. Same project goals. Focus on Arapahoe population at a Summer Camp.


by Randall Looper


Please provide a quarterly history log update on this project.

Thanks, Randy

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