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Become a Peer Fundraiser for the CONNECT Campaign for Camper Scholarships!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Fundraiser. By telling your camp story, setting a fundraising goal, and reaching out to your network by email and on social media, you can help us get to our goal of $30,000 or more for Camper Scholarships by May 31st!

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the CONNECT CAMPAIGN PAGE and click on the green “Become a Fundraiser” button on the right hand side of the screen.
  2. Enter your name, email address and create a password for your account, then check the “I am not a robot” box, and click submit.
  3. You will receive an email with a verification code to login. Follow the email instructions.
  4. Once you login, you can change your photo by clicking the Edit Profile button.
  5. Then, click the Edit Page button to determine your fundraising goal amount and tell your story. [Scroll down for talking points to help you tell your story] Make sure to save your changes. Your personal statement will become the first paragraph of your fundraising page, with the text from the main campaign page directly below it.
  6. Now share your page with your family and friends using the social media and email links on your page and keep sharing until you reach your goal!

 

Talking Points and Examples

Asking for donations can be hard, and doesn’t come naturally to most people. The key is to remember that you are offering an opportunity for your friends and family to be a part of something special, something unique, and something that is making the world a better place, one camper at a time. Need some ideas about how to bring in the bucks? Here are some helpful talking points to get you started:

  • Make it personal. Share why camp is not just important, but important to you. ex: “My parents met at Camp Kinderland, so I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for this special summer camp with a conscience!”
  • Share a specific memory. Bring your friends into your experience by sharing a funny or heartfelt story that they can relate to. ex: “Camp Kinderland was the place I…learned how to swim, had my first kiss, developed an activist spirit”
  • Talk about its impact on you. Tell your friends why you have Kinderland to thank for your career choice, your social justice engagement, or for introducing you to the friends you have had for a lifetime, and how this has helped you become the person you are today. ex: “It if weren’t for Kinderland, I may never have developed a passion for socially conscious theater, so ConsciousClowning may never have gotten off the ground!”
  • Make a clear and actionable pitch. Explain that camper scholarships enable the next generation of children to have the experiences that so affected you and changed your life, and ask your contacts for a specific amount. ex: “Help me reach my goal to make it possible for more children to spend their summers learning about social justice at Camp Kinderland by donating just $15 today!”

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE PEER FUNDRAISING PAGE

Questions? Email ileana@kinderland.org

Job Openings in the Kinderland Kitchen – Apply Today!

Posted February 14, 2017

Camp Kinderland has openings in our kitchen this summer. We are looking to fill several Prep Cook positions. Salaries commensurate with experience. The start date is June 25, and the last date of employment is August 19, 2016 with opportunity for re-hiring for future summers.  Camp Kinderland is located in Tolland, Massachusetts.

Camp Kinderland is a multicultural overnight summer camp and community that honors our progressive secular Jewish roots through our commitment to economic, racial, and social justice. Kinderland’s summer programming and year around activities integrate progressive values with arts, recreation, and activism in a compassionate and caring environment.

Duties include:

  • Assist the head cook with management all aspects of Food Services for Residential Camp
  • Assist the head cook with planning and preparing our summer menu for 7 weeks for up to 280 people per meal
  • Follow Massachusetts Health Department regulations pertaining to safe food handling
  • Assist the head cook with ordering and check-in of all food and supplies
  • Keep kitchen clean and sanitized in accordance with the MA Dept of health
  • Keep inventory up to date
  • Assist the head cook and administrative staff in creating a plan for a Zero-Waste kitchen, including recycling, reusing, compost, proper ordering and maintenance of food and supplies, water use, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of food allergies and food related diseases as well as the ingredients that can cause the allergies or diseases
  • Be willing to prepare special foods for both campers and staff i.e. gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.

Please send your resume to Executive Director Cindy Zingher at CindyZ@kinderland.org.

Email Cindy or call 718-643-0771 with any questions.