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. 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. Please click on the button above to support this 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 $1,000 per child. Child sponsors donate $1,000 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.