INVEST IN CAMPING
The American Camp Association® (ACA) believes the organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of a child. Camps build the necessary skills to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults.
Camp Ruach Art Studio Fundraiser
JCC Camp Ruach is seeking funding support for the development of a brand-new state of the art, Art Studio. Our camp prides itself on offering a variety of age appropriate programming to all of our campers, focusing on a variety of program areas. The goal from every activity is for campers to grow their skillset and expand their knowledge base and gain exposure to new activities. We are constantly seeking ways to continue elevating our programs, to push programmatic barriers, and to develop new ways for campers to grow and learn. The creation of the new Art Studio will allow us to continue meeting our mission and fulfilling our RUACH! values at Camp Ruach.
If you believe in the spirit of summer camp, we invite you to support Camp Ruach!
Click here to join the Camp Ruach Family Fence
Art is one of the core programs which stands at the center of our camp design. We spend a significant amount of time each year working with the Art Director to develop a new and unique curriculum which draws connection and parallels to the weeks’ themes and Jewish values and introduces new mediums and modalities to campers. We want campers to develop pieces of art that represent unique versions of themselves and help them to connect to their inner artist.
At the center of our campgrounds is our camp building. While nearly every space is already utilized and claimed for other purposes, there remains an untouched space which currently serves as storage. This space was a former locker room equipped with shower stalls and as a result, will require significant work to shift the space from its former use to its new design. Our dream for a few years has been to convert this space into a state-of-the-art art studio. This studio would serve as the hub and center of art at camp and would introduce campers to new forms of fine arts. The Art Studio would feature pottery and ceramics and will be equipped with multiple pottery wheels and a firing kiln. We would also build in a wood working shop where campers will learn how to use various wood working tools while creating unique pieces of art. There will be work stations setup throughout the room, proper slop sink and cleaning station installed, and appropriate art storage and drying systems installed. The design of the studio will be such that a variety of art mediums will be able to be taught and explored in the art studio, even if they will not be introduced in the pilot year. It will be setup as a space where the ideas and possibilities are endless.
There are many ways to help support JCC Camp Ruach. Choose the one that best fits you.
Not sure which is the best fit for you? Contact camp at:
JCC Camp Ruach believes EVERY child should be able to attend camp regardless of their financial need. Camp Ruach gives out over $200,000 in financial assistance to help campers attend camp each season.
Each dollar donation helps to give another child the opportunity to experience all the amazing programs that Camp Ruach has to offer. We have two camp specific funds that you can give as a one-time donation, annually or monthly.
SUSAN GOLDBERG SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
In memory of a camp parent who believed strongly in the importance of camping for all children. So every child can go to camp.
BENJAMIN M. BUTLER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
In memory of a camp alumni who loved spending his summers at JCC Camp Ruach. So every child can go to camp.
Be Remembered Forever
Join the JCC/Camp Ruach Legacy Society. Simply sign the Letter of Intent, expressing your wish to include the JCC/Camp Ruach in your estate plans. We hope you will let us know when you have done this, so that we may thank you for your generosity and keep you informed of the JCC and Camp Ruach’s ongoing plans and successes.
Donations or Tributes
Tribute cards are a wonderful way to celebrate a life event (birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversary, wedding, etc.) They are also a wonderful way to teach Tzedakah (charity).
Tribute cards are also available to send condolences or caring thoughts to friends and family while supporting JCC Camp Ruach. With a minimum donation of $18, Camp Ruach will send out a tribute letter on your behalf.
Please be sure to include the tribute details in the tribute section of the online form
Preparing for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an amazing time in your life, a culmination of your energy, excitement, hard work and achievement. Mazel Tov! Combining your love of camp with this exciting rite of passage is a wonderful way to give back. Consider these opportunities for Mitzvah projects:
Camp Ruach believes every child should attend camp regardless of financial need. Asking for donations to camp scholarship as your Mitzvah project is a wonderful way to “pay it forward” and send another child to camp. Want to take it to another level? See if you can get a company to match your donation.
SUPPLIES FOR CAMP
Whether brand new or lightly used, camp can always use equipment for sports, art and other areas of camp. Mix your favorite activity with a drive for supplies for Camp Ruach.
Throughout the year, there are many areas for volunteering at the JCC. From helping with our garden to volunteering at our Sunday respite program for children with special needs. The options are endless!
Below is the JCC’s legal name and Tax ID for referencing when making charitable donations and matching gifts:
Jewish Community Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, Inc.
Tax ID: 223681640
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