SPONSOR A CHILD
The Sheridan Arts Foundation invites you to be a part of one of the most meaningful and exciting festivals of the Telluride community, the annual Wild West Fest. We will celebrate our 30th Wild West Fest on June 4-10, 2023 with 40 youth from all over the country traveling to Telluride for a celebration of the past and future at no cost to them or their families. Since the inception of the program, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has brought over 1,350 kids to Telluride for a week of fun, connection, celebration and mentorship. We hope to continue the program for another 30 years and beyond.
Please click on the button above to support the 2023 program by becoming a child sponsor.
Since 1991, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has raised more than $40,000 each year to bring 40-50 underserved youth from Boys & Girls Clubs from around the country, Nucla and Naturita to Telluride for a week of nurturing, child-centered mentorship programs and fascinating cultural experiences as a part of the Chip Allen Mentorship Program (C.A.M.P). Children travel from cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Farmington N.M., Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Colorado Springs as well as local participants. The Sheridan Arts Foundation covers all costs of the program for each child which comes out to $1,500 per child. Child sponsors donate $1,500 or more to cover the cost of the week for a child. With their tax-deductible donation, child sponsors will receive:
- an invite to every activity during the week, including our BBQ at the legendary Schmid Ranch which includes seeing their baby animals, going on tractor rides and sampling locally grown food.
- receive a thank-you note from their sponsored child
- two Wild West Fest t-shirts
- a tax letter to the extent allowed by law
We also are dependent on corporate sponsorships. If your business is not able to make a monetary donation, we are always looking for local restaurants to donate a meal, activities that help us expose kids to the western culture of Telluride and lodging companies that can donate a condo for the week.
The 29th annual Wild West Fest took place June 6-11, 2022 after a two-year hiatus. We welcomed kids from Wichita Falls, TX, Denver, CO, and Nucla and Naturita, CO to our beautiful valley as well as local kids from Norwood and Telluride for an unforgettable week.