We are pleased to share our Spring 2021 Newsletter featuring our Capstone Program as well as milestone anniversaries for some of our Associate Camps.
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It’s simple… because we want to be able to provide a life-changing summer camp experience for kids who missed out on that opportunity this past season.
With school focused largely on remote learning and many face-to-face interactions and activities canceled, kids need time outside and in person at camp to regroup, refocus, and restore balance in their lives.
Over 100 kids from across the country are getting excited about new friends and new experiences at camp this summer!
Karen Smith, JACF Director of Programs, has been busy making travel arrangements for our campers. She has put together great packets for campers full of packing lists, luggage tags, a JACF t-shirt, and all kinds of helpful information about preparing for camp. There is a lot of work involved in getting over 100 kids to camp and making sure they are all ready to make the most of their experience. This monumental effort wouldn’t happen without Karen!
JACF mentors, like Gemma Cremers from Metro Achievement Center for Girls in Chicago, IL, are helping their campers get prepared and pack their duffel bags. Jackie, Alemi, Jade, and Julissa, are counting down the days before they are off on their awesome adventures.
Our camps are making the final preparations and are ready to welcome our JACF kids into their camp communities.
As we gear up for our 86th camp season in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, we are so excited to welcome our campers – girls and young women from across the country— to the shores of Tomahawk Lake where they will find adventure, try new things, laugh, sing, grow and learn. They will develop skills such as problem-solving, communication, working with different people, creativity, compassion, flexibility, and so much more.
We are so fortunate to once again partner with the John Austin Cheley Foundation who is providing the Clearwater experience to eight campers this summer. We are extremely grateful to work together to make a difference in the lives of young women who will make a difference in our world.Liz Baker, Executive Director, Clearwater Camp for Girls
Paula and Rebecca are headed to Clearwater Camp for Girls. They and their parents are excited about the opportunities they will have to make new friends and have new adventures.
Paula, 12, from Naperville, IL
“Paula loves going to summer camp. Each year she gains new skills. comes to new realizations, makes new friends, and grows as a person. This summer I would love to see her not only grow as a person but grow as a leader.”
Betsy, Paula’s mother
Rebecca, 12, from Miami, FL
“Our daughter is really inquisitive, she loves new experiences and learning new things. She will love activities outdoors. We try to travel with our limited resources and she reacts very well when we have been away from home. I am confident that she will be able to adapt, make new friends, resolve problems and have a good time.”
Pablo, Rebecca’s father
Camp Kawanhee for Boys in Weld, Maine, is also excited to welcome our JACF campers.
Camp Kawanhee is a better place with the contributions the campers from the John Austin Cheley Foundation make each summer. They are always an appreciative group and we are appreciative of them! As we approach our 100th year, we hope this partnership will continue to enrich our camp community. We are really looking forward to welcoming thirteen campers from JACF this summer to the shores of Webb Lake nestled in the shadow of Tumbledown Mountain.”Liz Standen, Director, Camp Kawanhee for Boys
Tomas, 14, from Miami, FL
“From the moment Tomas came home from camp last summer, he was talking about the possibility of returning to Camp Kawanhee. I am not nervous about the experience because I know he enjoys it, and camp has made him so much more mature.”
Stella, Tomas’ mother
Diego, 12, from Chicago, IL
“Diego has a strong interest in discovering and learning about new places. He loves to explore and try new things. At first, Diego may get a bit homesick but he makes friends easily and will quickly adjust to a new environment. Once settled in, I anticipate that he will make the most out of the opportunity.”
Carlos, Diego’s father
Click here to open the September 2014 version of the “Camp Matters’ newsletter.