GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WBAY) The majority of the girls in Elizabeth Steffel's Green Bay Girl Scout troop come from families who have a hard time making ends meet.
"Out of 30 girls, only 6 families can afford like a $10 event, so trying to find events for these girls is really hard, and we have found out about 15 girls in my troop have never left the Green Bay city," says Steffel.
That's about to change.
In two weeks, many of the girls will participate in Dream Camp Wisconsin at Harbour Village in Door County, sponsored by Sportsmen With Heart.
Founded 3 years ago by Jim Phillips, the non-profit organization aims to bring the joy of the outdoors to children less fortunate.
"We reach out to families that are fostering children and children that are ill, he works very close with the Children's Hospitals here in Wisconsin and Make a Wish Foundation," says Dori Atherton, Sportsmen With Heart Vice President.
A 5-day camp is held each month during the summer and includes camping, fishing, hiking and swimming.
Fundraisers and donations allow for the camp to be free for the children and their parents or guardians.
"It's an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, I was a foster child and adopted myself and for me to be an adult and be able to return that favor to other kids and give them the opportunity I had as a child growing up, it means the world to me," says Atherton.
"Can you imagine never being outside the city, ever, and now they get to try fishing and camping it's going to be amazing for them," says Steffel.