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Ashford University Supports San Diego County Outdoor Education Foundation
Ashford's $10,000 Donation Provides San Marcos Elementary School Students Opportunity to Experience Cuyamaca Outdoor School

SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), Ashford University presented a $10,000 donation to the San Diego County Outdoor Education Foundation's "New to Camp" program. Ashford Executive Dean of the College of Education Dr. Tony Farrell and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Jennifer Love Bruce presented Ashford's donation during the June 1 ceremony held at Cuyamaca Outdoor School in Descanso, Calif.

Students from San Marcos Elementary School holding Ashford University's $10,000 donation to the San Diego County Outdoor Education Foundation's "New to Camp" program.

Ashford's generous grant was used to provide students from San Marcos Elementary School the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp at Cuyamaca Outdoor School. Children attending the weeklong program at Cuyamaca Outdoor School were able to experience and learn about nature, science, and life skills.

"Ashford University is proud to support the Outdoor Education Foundation's 'New to Camp' Program," said Dr. Tony Farrell, Ashford University's executive dean of the College of Education. "We believe every child is deserving of a quality education, and the experience students receive from attending Cuyamaca Outdoor School camp will only enhance a student's educational success."

Ashford's partnership with SDCOE spans eight years, and this partnership has provided more than $65,000 in donation support to SDCOE's Cuyamaca Outdoor School through the Outdoor Education Foundation. Through this program, students are given the hands-on opportunity to learn more about science and nature. Cuyamaca Outdoor School, which provides outdoor education to more than 11,000 students every year, is SDCOE's sixth grade camp program serving the Southern California region.

To learn more about the SDCOE and its Outdoor Education Foundation, visit

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