Camp Scholarship Challenge Announced

Take a moment to remember three of your favorite childhood experiences. Chances are good, one or more of those cherished memories includes Summer Camp.

In the Jewish community, Summer Camp seems to be the tie that binds. And, here at The J, Summer Camp is so wonderful that it’s quickly become the tie that binds in the greater community as well.

This summer, over 600 families will participate in JCC Camp Programs.

Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to send their children to camp. Each year, more and more families apply for financial aid through our Camp Scholarship Fund. These are the children that could benefit the most from time with their peers, playing in the sun and learning what it means to be part of our Jewish community.

Fortunately, a few angels have stepped forward, and they are challenging you to as well. Randy and Mary Baron, Gary and Jane Baron and Rick and Bonnie (Baron) Gordon have generously contributed $5,000 from their fund, The C. D. & Lois Kline Baron Camp Scholarship Fund, to match all donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

This is your chance to double your impact. And together, we will give more children the opportunity to experience the joy of Summer Camp.

There’s more! The JCC has recently been invited to participate in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Day 3 Match Program. The program provides a 1:3 match on donations larger than $2,500 to the Camp Department.

It’s no secret that running a successful day camp requires a stellar staff, innovative programs and a variety of equipment and materials. You can help ensure the continued vibrancy of JCC’s Summer Camp by making a meaningful gift of $2,500 or more by December 31, 2016.

So, whether you can give big or give small, your giving will go further when you give to JCC Summer Camp. Pledge your support today, contact Lenae Price at 502-238-2768 or

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