Dear Camp Coleman Community,
Twelve months ago, we were reeling from the enduring public health and economic crises and painful isolation from friends and loved ones. Everyone at Camp Coleman was heartbroken over the loss of summer camp 2020 and anxious about what 2021 would bring.
With the support of the Coleman family, camp bounced back in 2021 with pre-pandemic enrollment levels, relevant and strong programs supported by great staff and facilities, and scholarship support that ensured no camper was turned away due to financial hardship.
- This past summer, Coleman welcomed 754 campers – including 287 who experienced Coleman for the first-time!
- Need-based scholarship assistance enabled nearly half our campers to access the Coleman experience – with no one turned away because their families cannot afford tuition. Subsidy and scholarship support from RootOne and the Huntting family resulted in a record 92 participants in Coleman in Israel.
- The debut of the Bobby Harris Center for Performing Arts began the process of transforming Coleman’s arts programming to serve campers and the Coleman community now and for generations to come.
Support from our community provides access to camp, the margin of excellence in the quality of our programs, and is the sole source of funding for our facilities. We hope you will consider making a year-end gift to help Camp Coleman continue providing an exceptional camp experience in 2022 that enables campers to develop lifelong friendships, new skills, and their Jewish identity in a safe and fun environment.
Thank you for all you do for Camp Coleman. Shabbat Shalom!
Todd Gordon Amy Smyler McFarland
Camp Committee Chair Camp Director