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The Wise Times

Spring 2011 | Volume 5, No. 1

Camp News!

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    Excitement builds for SUMMER 2011! What do over 700 kids, 60 counselors, 50 specialists, 20 support staff and 25 supervisors all have in common? We cannot wait for camp! Nearly 85 percent of last year’s campers and 85 percent of our staff are returning ‘home’ to camp this summer, and we are so excited to give a warm CW welcome to our new campers and staff! With campers hailing from as far away as Florida, North Carolina, Switzerland, California, and Moscow, and staff joining us from England, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Israel, and New Zealand, right now and all over the world and in many different languages – the countdown to camp is nearing its end!

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    Live Wise by investing in the future of camp and our campers! We’re on our way to raising the $375,000 we need to raise by August to receive MATCHING DOLLARS from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation! Our amazing campaign co-chairs, Scott Brown (past CW Director) and Jim Levine (CW alum) would love the opportunity to speak with you about how giving to the Live Wise Campaign may just be the most important investment you can make! Camp Wise is regarded as a national leader in the field of Jewish overnight camp, and we can’t wait for our whole facility to match the exceptional quality of our program. Thanks to the generous support of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Centennial Initiative, we began the much- needed improvements to our facility a few years back. Now, we’re looking to include our non-Cleveland families and alumni to be a part of our efforts in finishing the work. What’s next on our project list? A new camp infirmary, a library, a stables, a nature center and new staff housing! Call the camp office for more information, or read more about the campaign at www.campwise.org or on our Facebook page!

Campers sing Mi Chamocha in the chapel on Saturday morning.

A sneak peak at our new aquaglide runway for the lake!

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