Dear fellow JRF Board members:
The camp staff were notified last week that we received our ACA Accreditation! (For the uninitiated, ACA = American Camping Association.) Mazel Tov's are definitely in order. I'd like to single out special kudos for Ben Davis, who worked extremely hard in reviewing the accreditation standards and putting systems in place to make sure we met them. Also, special thanks to Board member Judy Spatz and camp devotee Susan Sofman who, as volunteers these many summers, redoubled their efforts this summer in working closely with Ben to meet the ACA standards. The ACA accreditation logo has been included on this year's brochure, which will be inserted in the upcoming RT.
In other camp news:
Registration was opened with an October 3rd e-mail to families who were represented at camp this past summer. On-line registration is available through our website and the early registration deadline (with $100 discount) is November 15. Please encourage families to apply early so that they don't get closed out!
A Survey Monkey survey was posted last week for camper families from this past summer. Please encourage families who were represented at camp this year to give us their feedback.
Finally, the camp staff have made arrangements with a kosher caterer based in Wiles-Barre/Scranton to provide food service in our kitchen for shoulder/off-season rentals. With that last logistic in place, an anouncement has been circulated, including through this month's MaNishma e-newsletter from JRF, that the Aaron & Marjorie Ziegelman campus is now available for rentals. We are already drafting a contract for our first customer!
The good news keeps on rolling!
Hope you are all well, and I look forward to seeing you at the December board meeting.
Camp JRF Board Chair
JRF Board Member-at-Large