Are you craving the adrenaline-packed experience of a Woodward camp? Or maybe you’ve been to Woodward before and have been dreaming of going back ever since?
Believe us, we understand. Woodward was Sam’s hands down favorite place in the world…
Which is why Live Like Sam has partnered with Woodward West to help make one young athlete’s dreams a reality!
The Woodward West and Live Like Sam Summer Camp Merit Scholarship covers the cost of one week of camp at Woodward West (a $1200 - $1500 value). Travel expenses are not included.
Woodward is an experiential action sports company and its mission is to empower and inspire the next generation of action sports through intuitive programming and innovative environments. Woodward West offers 13 different summer camp programs including skateboarding, gymnastics, BMX, mountain bike, parkour, ninja, scooter, cheer, dance, acro tumbling, multi-sports camp and video production and digital photography. The scholarship winner will have their pick of programs and camp dates.
Available scholarship camp dates:
Week 3 (June 16 – June 22, 2019)
Week 4 (June 23 – June 29, 2019)
Week 5 (June 30 – July 06, 2019)
Week 9 (July 28 – Aug 3, 2019)
Week 10 (Aug 4 – Aug 10, 2019)
Week 11 (Aug 11 – Aug 17, 2019)
Learn more at Woodward West.
How to Apply
We want to ensure that this scholarship goes to someone who embraces Live Like Sam’s core CARE principles and will be truly grateful for the opportunity to spend a week progressing – both as an athlete and as a person – during his or her time at Woodward West.
To help us get to know you a little better, we’re asking you to send us two brief essays of 250 – 500 words each.
Essay #1:How do you “Live Like Sam”?
Check out our website to learn about Sam and our core CARE principles.
Essay #2:What does Woodward mean to you and why do you believe you are qualified to receive this scholarship?
Feel free to talk about leadership, your experiences in sport, community service or a unique challenge you have faced.
Community Service Hours
In addition to the two essays, we require that the scholarship recipient provide documentation of 10 hours of community service performed in his or her local community. This documentation needs to be provided before August 31, 2019, and five of the 10 hours must be completed before the start of camp.
Why community service? Because at Live Like Sam, we believe in positive personal development – both in sport and in life. There is nothing better than giving back to the community that has given you so much. Even if you don’t win this scholarship, we strongly encourage you to volunteer at a local nonprofit this summer. You’ll get more out of the experience than you put in – we promise.
Finally, applications must be submitted by Friday, May 24 at 5:00 pm MST.
The winner will be selected by Friday, May 31, 2019.
Sam Jackenthal and Woodward
As Sam used to say, “There are only two things in life we can control, our attitude and our activity.” Woodward taught Sam how to elevate both.
Live Like Sam exists to honor the legacy of Sam’s character by helping other young athletes excel not only in sport, but also in life. While Sam was an extraordinary person and gracious by nature, the affect Woodward had on his attitude, gratitude and overall outlook on life cannot be overstated. Woodward helped shape Sam into a young man that others wanted to follow – a young man that exemplified the power of positive reinforcement and creative personal progression – and it continues to turn young athletes into remarkable competitors and even better people.
Woodward offers young athletes an environment in which they can push their limits, test the boundaries and go big. During his training at camp, Sam learned that perseverance and dedication are necessary to succeed, and that failing is simply part of progressing. He learned to never give up and to have fun in the process.
All of these lessons can be attributed to two things: Woodward’s incredible staff and the culture they have cultivated. Year after year, Woodward’s team members share their amazing talents, character and spirit with impressionable young athletes in search of positive role models.
Tucked away under the expansive skies and sublime beauty of the Tehachapi Mountains, Woodward West offers an intimate and unique experience. Woodward West's world-class facilities, located just two hours outside of Los Angeles, attract a global community of like-minded athletes, providing a passion that guides our camp culture and lifestyle. Every aspect of camp, including our parks – from Animal Chin to The Trails to our 24,000-square-foot gymnastics facility – has been carefully designed to add to the uniqueness of the Woodward West experience.
Woodward West applied our vast knowledge and years of experience to create an environment that is designed to challenge and inspire each and every camper, no matter a camper’s abilities or aspirations, in a fun, safe, and encouraging atmosphere. Our state-of-the-art facilities and professional staff will help you identify and achieve your goals, and give you an experience you will never forget. Visit Woodward West.
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