Walla Walla’s Tech Trek campers need transportation to Tacoma venue | Education

Five local middle school students and two adults are set to head to Tacoma this summer for an American Association of University Women Tech Trek camp.

Sponsored by the AAUW-Walla Walla branch, the local party has yet to procure a passenger van to bring the trip to fruition, said AAUW member Judy Peasley.

They have funds available to pay for the use of the vehicle, she said. It is needed July 17 and again July 22-23 for the camp on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.

“Campers from our area typically attend camp on the Eastern Washington University campus, but due to reduced funding across AAUW branches, there will only be one site for the camp this year,” Peasley said, and it’s on the west side of the Cascades.

“In past years, parents have been responsible for transporting their daughters to camp, but this year, due to the distance, Tech Trek WA has committed to providing transportation for the Eastside girls,” Peasley said.

Altogether there are 17 campers attending from the Walla Walla Valley, Tri-Cities and Spokane area, she said.

“Arranging transportation for the whole group is proving to be problematic. Our priority is to arrange transportation for our five Walla Walla campers.”

Tech Trek is one of the few residential camp programs held on a college/university campus designed specifically for girls going into the eighth grade.

To be of assistance, contact Peasley at 509-520-0973 or [email protected]

Annie Charnley Eveland is retired from the Union-Bulletin as a 42-year newspaper editor, columnist and journalist. Note: She is also a member of the Walla Walla Branch of AAUW. A freelance writer, she produces the Etcetera column in the UB. Send news with contact name and daytime phone number to [email protected] or call 509-386-7369.