8 Ways for 8 Nights

Hanukkah is a time to gather with friends and family and celebrate all of the miracles in our lives. We are grateful for all the enthusiasm and support from all of our extended Coleman family! Below are 8 of the wonderful ways that parents, campers, alumni, and others can be involved throughout the year. As you light your chanukiyah each night, remember all of the special times that Coleman has brought into your lives, and see if you can think of 8 more ways to be involved with camp all year!

1. Volunteer as a camp ambassador at your synagogue
Share your love for Coleman with others by becoming a Camp Ambassador. Camp Ambassadors work with the camp and their synagogue’s professionals to promote the power of a Camp Coleman experience to members of the community. Contact Alex Glass (aglass@urj.org) if you are interested.

2. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter
Spread your love for camp by letting the world know through your social networks while staying in touch with your friends in the Coleman community.

3. Honor the Legacy of Allan Solomon, the 1st Full-Time Director of Camp Coleman who served as Coleman’s Director 1964-1989, and give one night of gifts to the Allan F. Solomon Scholarship Fund
Show your love for camp by making it possible for others to benefit from the experience. Every year Camp Coleman gives financial support to families who are not able afford camp. Donations from people like you are what make this possible. Visit our scholarship page for more information on how to give.

4. Host a camp presentation in your home
Demonstrate your love for camp by hosting a camp presentation in your home for prospective families. Our camp directors would be delighted to meet with your friends, family, congregants and neighbors to tell them in person what Coleman can do for them. Contact our office at (770) 671-8971 or campcoleman@urj.org to set one up!

5. Include camp in your B’nai Mitzvah celebration
Often children are asked to take on a mitzvah project when they prepare for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. They generally search for a project that best represents their values, means something to them in one way or another, and has had an impact on their lives. Supporting Camp Coleman is an excellent mitzvah project! In the past campers have shared their experiences with their communities, participated in camp-run events, raised money for our scholarship fund, and more. Contact Jaimee Boettcher (jboettcher@urj.org) to find out about these opportunities.

6. Leave a permanent mark at Coleman
Give your Coleman friends a gift they will remember forever- a personalized brick at Camp Coleman! The bricks on Sands Plaza represent a personal and permanent connection to Coleman that will be enjoyed for years to come. You can claim a personalized brick on our website that will be installed by summer 2013.

7. Mark your calendar for Family Camp 2013
Our annual Labor Day Family Camp will be returning August 30-September 2, 2013! Bring your entire family for a memorable experience at Coleman. Climb the rock wall, make a piece of Jewish art to take home with you, swim in Lake Shalom, and much more- all with your family. We will be posting when registration opens. Contact Alex Glass (aglass@urj.org) for more information.

8. Share your Coleman story
We love having guest bloggers on the Coleman blog! Have you hosted a camp reunion? Used something you learned at camp during the school year? Started a tzedakah project that you think other Colemanites would be interested in learning about? Share your story with the rest of our community in writing and/or through video! Contact Alex Glass (aglass@urj.org) to share.

Happy Hanukkah!
The Camp Coleman Year-round Team

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