How the YES Program Summer Adventure Camp Got to Wild Adventures (But Almost Didn't)

Only days before the YES Program's big Summer Camp field trip to Wild Adventures, Oak Hill Middle School YES Administrator Alicia Jenkins got an email that she calls "devastating".

"There was an issue with Wild Adventures accepting a purchase order for payment," Jenkins said, "so we were either going to have to cancel the trip or we were going to have to pay for all the tickets up front, which was about $5,000. And we found out about this literally four days before the trip, but it was over the weekend so actually only one business day before the trip."

With nowhere else to turn and only one day to do it, the race to fund 140 students' trip to Wild Adventures was on. This trip was the focus of the whole YES Summer Camp. Their theme was "The Wild Adventures of YES". The YES Program, which is a