Morning session children attending Spitler School.

Canyons to Cambodia - Hiking for Kids


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The Canyons to Cambodiay hikers prepare to launch into the canyon

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Havasuapi Canyon (a portion of the Grand Canyon) is filled with miles of beautiful sheer cliffs and geological wonders.

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On the second day of hiking we perpare to visit the three fantastic waterfalls at the bottom of the canyon

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Havasupai Falls is a majestic sight.

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Danny Spitler poses in front of Havasupai Falls

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Dee Spitler checks out the hazardous climb down to Mooney Falls.

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Louie Spitler braves the sheer cliff walls, which is the only way to reach the base of Mooney Falls.

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We honored many of our donors by attaching their names to our hikers.

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Lynn Olson, Louie and Dee Spitler reluctantly head back to the lodge after a rewarding second day of hiking.

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This is one of dozens of amazing views that we come across with each passing mile.

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On the third day we began our ascent out of this spectacular canyon.

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Tired but exhilerated, the Canyons to Cambodia crew reach the top of the canyon rim after logging 25 miles over 3 days.

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Over $3000 in donations were raised during this hike to benefit the children at Spitler School in Cambodia.

Danny & Pam Spitler invite you join an exciting fundraising event for Spitler School in Cambodia. Hiking a canyon for Cambodia.

One of the most amazing hikes in Arizona is located in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. It is known as Havasupai Canyon, where there are three beautiful waterfalls, but it is a 21 mile round trip. Danny and his brother Dee completed this three-day hike on Nov. 11-13 along with Dee's son Louie, and their good friends Lynn and Faith Olson.

Pam and Dusty Spitler did not go along on the hike but supported the fund raising effort.

The hikers carried names of their donors into the canyon and attached them to their clothing while view the magnificient water falls of the canyon.

They were able to send some Facebook posts during the hike and were able to share many photos of the hike at

Spitler School was started in Cambodia in 2005 as a small wood and thatch classroom designed for 50-60 first and second grade children with no access to an education. Seven years later Spitler School is providing an education to over 700 children from kindergarten through sixth grade. It is an amazing story of a successful and sustainable project making a huge difference in the lives of young children who were caught in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

The school continues to grow and expand thanks to the continuing support of a small, but growing, group of donors. We hope you will learn more about Spitler School by visiting the following web sites. Thank you in advance for your support.

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14662 N 15TH AVE




Since 2005 Spitler School has been providing a primary education to Cambodian children. The student population now exceeds 600 students.

EIN: 208085411

Reports: Guidestar

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