It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the chairperson of the Camp Coleman Committee. I have been involved with Camp Coleman since 1981 as a faculty member while I was the educator at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, as a parent of campers/staff member from 1990-2000 and a committee member since 2005. I am thrilled to use this article as a way of informing you about the camp committee and giving you an opportunity to become involved.
The Camp Committee has five important functions:
b. Participate in strategic planning and provide feedback to the Camp Director and URJ on the Camp’s impact and families/campers’ needs.
c. Help secure resources for the organization and assist in implementing other goals as requested by the Camp Director.
d. Be an advocate to promote the Camp’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
e. Be engaged in the Camp Committee and secure diverse future leaders.
The Camp Committee operates within specific guidelines. The Committee includes alumni, parents of current and past campers and a representative of the FAB (Faculty Advisory Board) and a representative of the Leaders’ Council. The guidelines allow for 15-25 members of the committee. The committee meets at least four times a year and two of those meetings are in person.
The committee functions with the following subcommittees. All the subcommittees other than the Leaders Council are open to interested Camp Coleman parents and alumni.
The Alumni Subcommittee is responsible for fostering goodwill with alumni of URJ Camp Coleman, whether former campers or staff.
The Development Subcommittee assures Member involvement in ongoing fundraising strategies.
The Facilities Subcommittee helps identify needs and assure that our camp facility is in outstanding physical condition, providing expertise regarding future plans for physical plant.
The Governance Subcommittee is responsible for ongoing leadership development and governing best practices.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee is responsible to insure that the Camp Committee is responsive to URJ’s and its commitment to these principles.
The Leaders Council is made up of all past Chairs and offers a historical perspective, strategic advice, and ongoing resource connections.
If you are interested in being on a subcommittee or have questions about the Committee, please feel free to reach out to me.
Sending wishes for a Chanukah filled with family, friends and bright lights.
All my best
Robin Eisenberg, RJE