image

Daniel Lee

Elite Class Paddleboarder & Pro River Guide

“What we are doing is creating opportunities for kids & opening doors which would normally be locked.”

Donate Now!

Granting
Opportunities

“I see it this way, I get to fulfill one of my dreams, so why shouldn’t I provide the opportunity for someone else to fulfill their dreams?”

For three summers, from 2010-2012, I worked as a Camp Counselor at one of the top ACA Camps in the nation.

Not only was I a Camp Counselor, but I also worked as a Wilderness Instructor, Trip Director, Barn Director, and was an Instructor for Canoe & Kayak, Rifle, Archery, Horseback, and Climbing. I’ve seen every aspect of camp, from outside to inside, from the youngest rugrats to the older high-schoolers.

Over the years, I helped kids grow through what we called "Personal Growth and Development”. At the beginning of the week, you would have thousands of kids who trusted you, and looked to you for your guidance - and it’s amazing how much progress these kids made in just one week. Some of the kids would even stay for the entire summer.

Alongside my passion for working with kids, comes my passion for being on the river. Being from Minnesota, I have always wanted to journey the entire Mississippi. The opportunity has arrived, and I cannot do it selfishly, which is why I’ve set up this fundraiser to give 100% of the donations to the American Camp Association.

What we are doing is creating opportunities for kids & opening doors which would normally be locked.

We are guiding them out the door on a new journey. Not only do you need to unlock that door, but you need to show that kid where to go when he steps through it. ACA is the exact catalyst to help guide them to where they will go next. It’s so much more than just camp. The counselors and directors of these camps become life coaches and permanent role models for every child that attends an ACA Camp.

It’s amazing when you get a kid to come to camp, and watch them from Day 1. On Day 1, they come in shy and bashful, but by the time they leave they’ve discovered themselves completely, by learning new hobbies, meeting new friends, and acquiring new skills. ACA Camps are perfect for the future of these kids.

If you look at the person next to you, it doesn’t matter where they came from. The great benefit of ACA Camps, is that every kid is put on an even playing field.

I see it this way, I get to fulfill one of my dreams, so why shouldn’t I provide the opportunity for someone else to fulfill their dreams?

Those kids are out there, and your donations will greatly help them reach their goals.

signature
image

The Cause:
American Camp Association

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who,
for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge
and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

100% of donations will go to the American Camp Association

Learn More About American Camp Association
image

How To
Donate?

100% of donations will go to the American Camp Association
Your donation will help fulfill the dreams of thousands
of kids around the nation.

Donate Now!
image

Live GPS
Tracking

During Dan's adventure, we will all be able to track him live
using technology from SPOT GPS Satellite Tracker
Click the link below to track Dan now!

Track Daniel LIVE! (GPS)
image

Dam Daniel
Blog!

I'll be updating my Blog while on-the-go!
I have a small solar charger for my iPhone!
Enjoy the updates here!

Blog!
image

“Dan is one of those guys who is always there for me and my family. Dan's passion for outdoor recreation is truly inspiring. I stand behind his cause 100% and I really think you should too.”

Evan Taylor - Lifelong Friend of Dan

 damdanlee

Follow my Journey down the Mississippi on Instagram!

Press

Mankato, Minnesota

John Craigie: Full Moon Tunes - Benefit Concert for Dan Lee

Read Insight
Family Time Magazine

Camp Defines and Develops Character

Read Insight
Moab, Utah

Daniel Lee - Back of Beyond Colorado River Race

Read Insight
Background

100% OF DONATIONS GO TO THE AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION (ACA):
Donate Now!

In September and October, I will be Paddleboarding the entire Mississippi River. From Lake Itasca, to the Gulf of Mexico. My Journey will take over 50 days.

Why? I am doing this to raise money for the American Camp Association, in order to send kids to over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps around the nation, serving over 7.2 million children.

Donate Now!