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Once again I am riding for the Tour De Summer Camps. Deb and I sent our children to Camp Hess Kramer for many years, and camp became their second home. They loved being there, and enjoyed many years of fun and close friendships. This past summer I worked at Camp Ramah and the summer before that at 6 Points Sport Academy. Through these experiences I have been able to participate and witness the tremendous gifts that summer camp gives to kids.

While there are many fabulous experiences that I have enjoyed these past two summers, my favorite was during a discussion of Kashruth that my 9 year old campers engaged in. One boy, who raises chickens in a free range environment, shared with the group that he only eats the eggs from his chickens, so he can be certain that they are raised in a stress-free environment, in keeping with his own understanding of the core value surrounding Kashruth. He shared with the group that he brought them into the coop every night for their own safety, as a raccoon once broke into the chicken coop and killed two of his chickens. He closed by adding that he does worry that the coop is not the ideal home environment but he believes that it is the best way to guarantee their protection.

From this conversation, and others like it, I have been able to share my own understanding of Jewish history and human values and learn about curiosity and fun. All of the money we raise provides tuition assistance to campers who might otherwise not be able to attend camp. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance for your generosity which enable many campers who might otherwise not be able to attend summer camp the joy of being part of a fabulous summertime community.

Thank You again,



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So far I've raised 142% of my goal
Personal Goal:$500.00
Money Raised:$710.00

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