In 2023, Camp Kinderland will celebrate its 100th year! For more than half that history, one voice, one presence, one unique personality has wrangled, wrestled, and let’s face it, noodged Kinderland into maintaining its political edge, cultural integrity, and child-centered perspective: Judee Rosenbaum.
Judee has been completely devoted to Kinderland, helping camp change and evolve while holding to its founding principles. Loving and compassionate, stubborn and fierce, Judee has touched many hundreds of Kinderland lives. Her Counselor-In-Training program has transformed generations of sometimes unruly adolescents into becoming the bearers of Kinderland’s future, carrying forward the nurturing values and progressive ideals that infuse our programming and the lives of Kinderland campers. And she has been the heart and soul of the Kinderland Kindershule, and all its previous incarnations, for nearly 30 years—again inspiring dozens of young people to carry into the world a Jewish identity in which Yiddishkeit, social justice and activism are inextricably linked.
We are building to the 100th in a year-by-year recognition of those who have made Kinderland what it is, and no one deserves that recognition more than Judee. You have already received a save-the-date for this June 13th special event, but this is a different request. Our greatest immediate need is for underwriting support, and we are asking you to help cover the costs of this event so that all proceeds can be invested back into our unique program and magnificent (but always aging) property. You are our lifeblood. You have already made so much possible through your ongoing generosity and loving support. If enough good friends of camp each contribute $500 – $1000, our expenses will be well covered and our proceeds will be the foundation of a significant fund.
Without you we would not be at this remarkable juncture. Your gift today will sustain Kinderland for the campers of tomorrow, and keep the promise that there will ALWAYS be a Camp Kinderland. Become an underwriter and help send Camp Kinderland into its second century with confidence, strength, and financial security. We are the generations that received Camp Kinderland and we are the ones who must pass it on. We are on this road together, heading toward 100! Your donation will cover two tickets to the event, plus a t-shirt and a grateful listing in the program. We look forward to celebrating with you on June 13th.BE AN UNDERWRITER