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  1. 1. Page A Celebration Under the Stars
  2. 2. A Celebration Under the Stars Page Stories Around the Campfire Once upon a time, a great man named Charles E. Smith had a dream for the Jewish community. An overnight camp would be purchased so that Jewish children could spend their summers living Judaism in a beautiful setting in the Catoctin Mountains. Twenty-three years later, through the help of visionary leaders in Washington and Baltimore, this dream is a reality and so much more. Jewish lives have been enriched and Jewish organizations transformed. Tonight we share their stories. Our Speakers Danny Weiss Danny Weiss’ relationship with Capital Camps began in 1988 — our pioneer season. He was a sixth-grade boy and had never been to sleep away camp — four weeks later he was hooked! As Danny puts it, “Camp became one of the most valuable learning opportunities of my life. It nurtured my independence, strengthened my Jewish identity, introduced me to lifelong friends and taught me valuable social skills.” Danny literally grew up at camp — a camper for five summers, a CIT, a counselor, sports director, Israel trip leader and then he joined the team as Assistant Camp Director in 2004 2005. In between, Danny attended the University of Maryland and worked as the Youth Director at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac. Following his tenure at camp, Danny worked as the Assistant Executive Director at Washington Hebrew Congregation and currently is the Assistant Director at Hillel at the University of Maryland. This upcoming summer, Danny will return in a new role, spouse and father, as he and his two children, Eliana and Jonah, join his wife, Shira, while she volunteers as our camp doctor. Alan with campers in 2009
  3. 3. Page A Celebration Under the Stars Evan Krame All four members of the Krame family have a deep and abiding attachment to Capital Camps and Retreat Center. Beginning with Zachary’s first two-week stay in 1996, followed by five summers, and then Sarah, who began at age eight and continued for seven summers including one as a counselor (winning counselor of the year in 2009!). Evan served as a board member from 1997 to 2007. Evan and his wife Jodi co-chaired our first Gala event in 2003. Their philanthropic generosity and desire to give back to the camp that served their children prompted them to support the 2003 Capital Campaign and ensure the longevity of their camp. Most recently, in October, the Krames helped organize an adult leadership retreat for Beth El Congregation in Bethesda and you can guess where they came — yes, to our retreat center! Choosing this location enabled the Krames to share their “second home” with the synagogue group. As Evan reflects, “thirty people came together for a beautiful fall week-end of prayer, study, hiking and way too much noshing, and they didn’t want to leave.” Marla Gruzin Marla Gruzin and her husband Mark are the parents of two Capital Campers, Tyler and Chad. Tyler, now 18, has ‘graduated’ from our program, and Chad, 14 will complete his fifth summer this year. Tyler has Fragile X syndrome and was a participant in our Atzma’im (special needs) program. The Gruzin family recalls that there are limited options for children with special needs, especially when it comes to summer camps. When a good friend suggested to Marla that Tyler attend an overnight camp she began her research. She heard great things about Capital Camps through friends and then met our camp director at Temple Beth Ami in 2006. It would prove to be a perfect fit for Tyler and the entire community. The rest is history. The experience was nothing less than amazing and life-altering for Tyler, for his parents and for the entire camp community. Tonight we will hear stories of growth, change and opportunity — funny, touching and meaningful. Join us around the campfire. Zachary, Evan, Jodi, Sarah Krame Our Musician: Alan GoodIS Alan Goodis is a national touring Jewish musician. Born and raised in Toronto, ON, Alan is a proud product of Jewish summer camp. Noted for his dedication to building rela- tionships and community through music, Alan travels the country to serve as an Artist-in-Residence and performer at Temples, Hillels, Youth Conventions, and summer camps. His 2009 self-titled debut CD elevates Jewish music with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. Alan is a strong presence in the field of Jewish youth work and is a tireless educator of both Jewish children and adults via his musical gift. Capital Camps was both delighted and fortunate to have Alan visit in summers 2009 and 2010 where he both performed and led small-group guitar and songleading workshops with our campers and staff. Marla, Mark, Tyler, Chad Gruzin
  4. 4. A Celebration Under the Stars Page Event Co-Chairs Mark Levitt Michelle Steven Stravitz Lori Schor Ulanow Les Ulanow Host Committee Michael Barth Ann Bennett Debbie Vodenos Sam Boxerman Becky Josh Brenner Carol Robert Burman Lorraine Bobby Cohen Hanna Howard Cohen Maureen Howard Davidov Rachel Dinkin Rachel Robbins Dorf Matt Dorf Genine Josh Fidler Meryl Kevin Fishkind Judy Craig Futterman Cherry Kenny Goldblatt Stefanie Jeffrey Greenberg Jonathan Grossberg Marla Mark Gruzin Kay Klass Mark Levitt Catherine David Max Marcie Simon Nadler Stephanie Eric Nislow Ellen Krieger Gary Ratner Shelley Steve Rothenberg Marcie Bruce Shapiro Karen Andy Segall Roberta Keith Solit Courtenay Eddie Wallach Joan Winer Robert Burman Josh Fidler Kenny Goldblatt Julie Levine Bernie White z”l Professional Staff Administrative Offices, Rockville MD Karen S. Bernstein, Director of Advancement Adam Broms, Assistant Camp Director Ruth Burka, Manager, Finance Administration Lainna Cohen, Camp Administrator Hunter N. Gold, Executive Vice President Penny Hartzman, Office Administrator Jared Kahan, Special Events Alumni Associate David M. Phillips, President CEO Jon Shapiro, Camp Director Richard Weinstock, Director of Retreat Sales Capital Camps Retreat Center Board of Directors Officers Members Presidents Emeritus Kay Klass, Chair, Board of Directors Bobby Cohen, Vice President Keith Solit, Vice President Gary Ratner, Treasurer Capital Camps Retreat Center, Waynesboro PA Chris Carp, Executive Chef Fred DeWees, Facility Associate Eric Leaper, Facility Director Steve Simmons, Manager of Guest Services Jennifer Smith, Houskeeping Sheryl Stepp, Guest Services Kenny Stottlemyer, Facility Associate Jonathan Thomas, Guest Services/Facility Associate Lisa Willard, Housekeeping Paul Willard, Facility Associate Michael Barth Ann Bennett Sam Boxerman Howard Cohen Howard Davidov Rachel Dinkin Jeff Greenberg David Max Eric Nislow Steve Rothenberg Andy Segall Marcie Shapiro Les Ulanow Joan Winer
  5. 5. Page A Celebration Under the Stars Creating the Legacy This is the story of an agency that dreamed big! It is the story of determination, dedication and collaboration of leadership and staff working hand-in-hand to ensure that a premier Jewish camp and retreat center is available to the entire community. This is the story of Capital Camps Retreat Center. In 1985, Jewish community leaders approved the “Campaign of the 80s.” A portion of the campaign plus Capital Camps Retreat Center 1987-201 1 donated proceeds from the sale of Camp Kaufmann (on the Eastern Shore) enabled the community to purchase land in the Catoctin Mountains of Pennsylvania — once the site of Camps Wohelo, Comet, and Comet Trails. With this purchase, Jewish Camp and Conference Service, Inc., was born, and the name ‘Capital Camps’ was chosen as the operational moniker. The goal of creating a Jewish residential camp for the Greater Washington area was on its way to realization. As with any great undertaking, there are always early leaders. For Capital Camps, much of it began with Washington real estate developer and philanthropist Charles E. Smith, who was one of the first to understand the powerful long-term impact Jewish camping would have on our youth. He was joined by David and Livia Bardin, who assumed the crucial role of chairing a United Jewish Appeal Federation committee responsible for assessing the community’s overnight camping needs. From its onset, Capital Camps chose three names to honor its initial major benefactors: Camp Benjamin was named after Benjamin Bernstein, father of Norman and Leo Bernstein; Camp Reich was named in honor of the Reich family; and Camp Kaufmann paid tribute to the
  6. 6. A Celebration Under the Stars Page camp that bore that name. In its first year, Capital Camps hosted more than 25 retreats. In 1988, the camp began its first summer on the Camp Benjamin site with 190 campers and 30 staff. In 1989, Capital Camps became accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). In the summer of 1990, the 8th -10th grade campers moved to Camp Kaufmann. The following summer, Camp Reich opened for middle-school children and Camp Benjamin welcomed our younger campers. In 1994, under the leadership of Bobby Cohen, an additional $1 million was raised and adjacent land purchased. It was at this time that the camp’s unwavering commitment to quality programming in a nurturing environment facilitated our membership in the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA). Dedicated Leadership Capital Camps has been blessed with extraor- dinary individuals serving on our Board of Directors. Bernard Whitez”l , founding Chair; Julie Levine, our second Chair; and Dr. Kenneth Goldblatt took the reins as our third Chair in 1999. Robert Burman, a long-time Board member and supporter, succeeded him in January 2003. The Goldblatt and Burman years can best be described as tumultuous and exciting, but above all, productive. It was during this period that the Jewish communities of Baltimore and Washington developed a mutually beneficial partnership. This alliance fosters Board relationships that transcend geographic boundaries and all involved enjoy a feeling of camaraderie and passion. In April 2006, Josh Fidler became our first Board Chair to reside in Baltimore. Josh’s oversight of the agency’s major construction project, coupled with his endless commitment and dedication, has propelled our agency to receive national recognition as a first-class overnight camp and retreat center. In April 2009, Dr. Kay Klass was elected our sixth chair and throughout her tenure has overseen a period of planning and program growth. In response to the significant increase in camp registration, an additional cabin was built and paid for in summer 2010. Yotair, our rookie program for younger campers wanting a first ‘taste’ of summer camp, was reengineered and served 100 campers in 2010, quite an upswing from the previous enrollment of 23 children! This time period has also seen significant growth in retreat center usage, with over 7,500 participants in 2010. Jewish organizations and life cycle events enjoy first-class hospitality and customer service and secular non-profits increasingly fill in mid-week time periods. Plans are underway to expand our facilities with the construction of a new conference center designed to accommodate larger retreat groups and increase our available year- round meeting space. In April 2011, David Max, a Baltimorian with many years of volunteer service to both CCRC and the JCC of Greater Baltimore, will become our next Chair. He will continue the tradition of leadership and unity between the communities of Washington and Baltimore. Overnight camping is tough — it takes both mental and physical strength to stay focused during the intense 12-week camp season and now throughout the year, as retreat operations have expanded. Capital Camps has benefited throughout the years from the guidance of
  7. 7. Page A Celebration Under the Stars excellent professional leadership beginning with Steve Makoff, the agency’s first Executive Director, followed by Faye Bousel, hired in 1993. In March of 2001, David Phillips assumed the helm as President CEO, and brought with him a background in camping, program development, fundraising and community organization. Working with David is a team of devoted year-round professionals who manage the multi-faceted needs of an increasingly large and sophisticated agency. Commitment to Community Capital Camps weaves a tapestry of informal Jewish education throughout every aspect of camp and ensures participants celebrate their own unique Jewish spirit. We bring Judaism alive, make it fun, and transmit these values to campers, staff and parents alike. The Washington Jewish Week (Jan. 1988) described Capital Camps as “not just tangentially Jewish. This is not a camp with Jewish kids, it’s a Jewish camp.” Capital Camps has always been faithful to the principle of “camp for all,” believing strongly that a quality experience should be accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances or special needs. In 2005, this commitment to financial assistance was fortified with the establishment of the Kenneth E. Markel Capital Camps Scholarship Fund. In the fall of 2008, Clem and Sandy Alpert stepped forward and established an endowment to support scholarships at Capital Camps, the timing of which could not have been more criti- cal. In 2010, Susan and Aron Brall, established the Michael Brall scholarship fund in memory of their son, a beloved camper and CIT, adding to our pool of available scholarship funds. At the same time, the continuing economic downturn has triggered record high scholarship requests resulting in the distribution of over $280,000 for the past two seasons. We are fortunate that the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jim Joseph Foundation stepped up and infused additional funds to help sustain scholarship support. In 1995, Capital Camps inaugurated the Atzma’im (Independence) program, for campers with special needs. Benefitting from low camper-counselor ratios, Atzma’im campers are encouraged to participate in all camp activities. Fully integrated into the general camp population, these campers add an important dimension to camp. In recent years there has been a growth in campers with medical diagnoses that require special attention. We have responded as we always will — with compassion and love — to ensure the success of each child. Sustaining this degree of support for our scholarship and Atzma’im programs prompted us to look beyond special events fundraising to the development of an annual campaign. The Medurah (campfire) Society was launched in 2009 to recognize donors of $100 or more on an annual basis. Medurah Society members receive quarterly newsletters and special briefing papers to keep them informed of key agency news and events throughout the year.
  8. 8. A Celebration Under the Stars Page Today and Beyond Over the past few years, there has been an increased understanding of the pivotal role that overnight camp and retreats play in Jewish identity- building. In 2002, senior community leadership, led by the Kogod, Bernstein and Macks families, along with the Board of Directors unveiled a comprehensive master plan to ensure that a first- class facility and program would be developed. The following summer, a state-of-the-art Aquatics Center opened, and by summer 2004 the camp’s transformation was completed with new camper villages, specialty buildings and a fortified infrastructure. By summer 2005, the dream was fully realized with the dramatic unveiling of a 700-person dining hall. Today, Capital Camps Retreat Center is a national model and hosts visitors from far and wide to showcase our state-of-the-art facility and the impact that it can have on transforming Jewish community life. During the summer, we are the only place to be for more than 900 campers and 150 staff. Our summer camp pro- vides a safe and nurturing environment that encourages risk-taking and social development. Jewish identities are strengthened, friendships are forged, perspectives are broadened and lives are changed. We are extremely proud to be the first Jewish camp to develop and publish a comprehensive Curriculum Guide that illustrates the impact of our program. In addition to serving as a guide for our own ongoing program development, this guide has been recognized as a national model of excellence by JCCA and is being utilized as a template for camps around the country. Retreat Center attendance has increased with each successive season, solidifying our belief that this immersion experience is a powerful tool in the arsenal of building and strengthening Jewish identity. We are a home away from home for Jewish youth groups, synagogues, day schools and myriad other Jewish and secular not-for-profits. A Retreat Center is a critical element of any flagship Jewish community and we are proud to serve the Eastern Seaboard region. We are excited about our expansion plans and the increased opportunities; these will provide for even greater service to the community. As time goes on and our regional and national profile grows, we remain extraordinarily grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our campers, parents, staff, volunteers and donors. Whether you have a new or old connection, our doors remain open. We would love to show you all we have to offer and to encourage your involvement at any level. Capital Camps Retreat Center belongs to you. Come see us in action and discover the magic for yourself!
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  10. 10. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 10 March 12, 2011 Dear Friends, On behalf of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Capital Camps on the success and growth of their camp. We also extend a warm mazel tov to the leadership of Kay Klass, current Chair of the Board of Directors and incoming Chair, David Max. Their commitment, leadership and dedication to Jewish overnight camping is appreciated by a grateful Baltimore Jewish community. Since 1987, Capital Camps has created a ÒcoolÓ and inclusive atmosphere that builds Jewish identity and pride in our youth. Likewise, it is a core mission of THE ASSOCIATED and JCC to create meaningful experiences for our children Ð to give them passion and enthusiasm for Jewish life. We are grateful for the partnership we have built that helps us provide this wonderful experience to the youth of Baltimore. Thank you for making Jewish camping a meaningful, life enhancing experience for those lucky enough to call themselves Capital Camps campers. Congratulations. Sincerely, Bruce Sholk Marc B. Terrill Eric Nislow Buddy Sapolsky Chair of the Board President Chairman of the Board President THE ASSOCIATED THE ASSOCIATED JCC JCC
  11. 11. Page 11 A Celebration Under the Stars CO-FOUNDERS AND CO-CHAIRS, BOARD OF TRUSTEES Elisa Spungen Bildner Robert Bildner CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Skip Vichness CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jeremy J. Fingerman BOARD OF TRUSTEES Robert M. Beren The Bildner Family Samuel Bronfman Foundation The Gottesman Fund Harold Grinspoon Foundation Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation Stacy Schusterman and Steven Dow Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life Abigail and Leslie Wexner BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jules Eisen Ab Flatt Archie Gottesman Arnie Harris Keith Klein Neil Kuttner Gerry Maldoff Marcia Weiner Mankoff Lisa Messinger Kayla Niles Julie Beren Platt Rodger Popkin Jill Myers Raizin Jaynie Schultz Jodi Schwartz Henry Skier David Solomon Peter J. Weidhorn Lee Weiss Arnee Winshall March 12, 2011 To the board, staff and friends of Capital Camps, Mazel tov on this momentous occasion! On behalf of the board and staff of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, we’d like to congratulate Capital Camps on its remarkable growth and success. Capital Camps is doing the serious and impassioned work of engaging Jewish youth. The very real facts of the changing demography of the North American Jewish community makes a Jewish summer camp experience even more vital, as camp is now recognized as one of the most important educational experiences a Jewish child can receive. A high-caliber camp experience like the one found at Capital Camps is a “must have” to ensure a committed, engaged, and vibrant Jewish community in the years to come. As your camp community knows, camp puts into practice, in a safe, non-threatening way what it means to be a Jew, to act like a Jew, to feel committed to Israel and the global Jewish community. Camp creates life-long communities and memories that evoke a positive association in Judaism that translates into affiliation and engagement. Capital Camps takes the summer camp experience and elevates it to a whole new level, thanks to your committed staff and board, innovative approach to programming, and state of-the-art facilities. We have all benefited by observing your transformation over the past several years, the results of which have set the bar even higher for the field of Jewish camp. The Foundation for Jewish Camp is immensely proud to work with the staff and volunteers of Capital Camps – both in our training programs and as the home of our Cornerstone Fellowship program – and fully supports its good work and commitment to the Jewish community. May you continue to m’chayil l’chayil. Sincerely, Jeremy Fingerman Skip Vichness CEO Chair, Board of Directors
  12. 12. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 12 March 12, 2011 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We want to add our congratulations to Capital Camps and Retreat Center on this spectacular evening. Research shows us – and we know directly as the largest network of Jewish camps – that attending a Jewish resident camp is a transformative experience. Capital Camps has given that experience to thousands of children and teens from JCCs from Baltimore to Southern Virginia. Their days at camp will live within them for the rest of their lives, inspiring their Jewish journeys and enriching the JCC Movement and the Jewish community. Thank you for your trailblazing work and for bringing the joy of Jewish resident camping to so many. Also, congratulations to Capital Retreat Center for nurturing and strengthening Jewish leadership and community through meaningful and active informal retreat experiences. Yasher Koach! Sincerely, Allan Finkelstein Paula L Sidman President Chair JCC Association of North America JCC Association of North America March 12, 2011 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We want to add our congratulations to Capital Camps Retreat Center on this spectacular evening. Research shows us — and we know directly, as the largest network of Jewish camps — that attending a Jewish resident camp is a transformative experience. Capital Camps has given that experience to thousands of children and teens from JCCs from Baltimore to Southern Virginia. Their days at camp will live within them for the rest of their lives, inspiring their Jewish journeys and enriching the JCC Movement and the Jewish community. Thank you for your trailblazing work and for bringing the joy of Jewish resident camping to so many. Also, congratulations to Capital Retreat Center for nurturing and strengthening Jewish leadership and community through meaningful and active informal retreat experiences. Yasher Koach! Sincerely,
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  14. 14. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 14 MazelTov TO Capital Camps You strengthen Jewish community each day, by providing campers and retreat participants with unique, meaningful Jewish experiences. And, hugs and kisses to my wife and our mother, Kay, for her devotion, not only to our family, but also as a leader at Capital Camps Retreat Center and in the community. We love you. lll Mark, Elliot, Max, Joel Leadership
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  16. 16. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 16 Leadership Our deepest appreciation goes out to the staff, directors, officers, board and all the supporters of Capital Camps for providing such a wonderful opportunity for the campers and the Jewish Community. Carol Gary Berman
  17. 17. Page 17 A Celebration Under the Stars Your Friends at United Bank Member FDIC Camp Director
  18. 18. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 18 Capital Camps and Retreat Center is proud to partner with the following Jewish Community Centers. Together, we build Jewish leadership and ensure a vital and vibrant community. We thank them for their embrace of Jewish overnight camp and look forward to many years of cooperation and impact. Thank you for all of your hard work dedication. JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER Baltimore Chairman of the Board, Eric Nislow • President, Buddy Sapolsky JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER WASHINGTON President, Bernard M. Weisz • CEO, Michael Feinstein JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF Northern Virginia President, Jean Gurman • Executive Director, Jeff Dannick THE SIMON FAMILY JCC, Virginia Beach President, Sandra Porter-Leon • Director, Sharon Laderberg Washington, DC, JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER President, Mindy Strelitz, President • CEO, Arna Meyer Mickelson THE WEINSTEIN JCC, Richmond President, Lynn Schwartz • CEO, Jordan Shenker Village Leader We are proud to be involved with an organization that truly builds Jewish community. Melinda Bieber Norm Pozez
  19. 19. Page 19 A Celebration Under the Stars Village Leader Becoming involved with a Celebration Under the Stars the fundraising effort to support special needs and scholarship assistance for Capital Camps Retreat Center, is an opportunity for our family to say“thank you”to an organization that has made a tremendous difference in our son Ethan’s life. Lori Les Ulanow
  20. 20. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 20 Congratulationsto the wonderful lay leaders and professionals of Capital Camps Retreat Center Your dedication and passion to building Jewish identity and community leadership will always stand as a beacon and inspiration to everyone. Love, Carol Robert Burman MAZEL TOV to KAY Capital Camps Retreat Center has been the beneficiary of your boundless energy and commitment. You knew the magic of Jewish camping and ensured that every child could have a transformative camp experience that would forge a strong sense of Jewish identity. We honor your vision and leadership and are thrilled to celebrate with you tonight. Much love, Elissa and Saul, Liz and Jeff, Robin and Matthew Village Leader
  21. 21. Page 21 A Celebration Under the Stars It has been such a pleasure to be involved for over two decades with such a wonderful organization. While we have grown significantly, we have never forgotten that at our core,we touch Jewish lives. Kenny Cherry Goldblatt Village Leader Randall (your brother-in-law)
  22. 22. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 22 Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is proud to be a partner with Capital Camps Retreat Center as the home for our Upper School Shabbatonim and as the summer camp of many CESJDS students. Village Leader
  23. 23. Page 23 A Celebration Under the Stars Domokur Architects is happy to be associated with Capital Camps. Village Leader Gesher Jewish Day School is a proud partner of Capital Camps and supports their efforts to sustain and grow our Jewish community, one child at a time. One Childhood. One Choice. Gesher Jewish Day School. Gesher Jewish Day School 4800 Mattie Moore Court Fairfax,VA 22030 703.978.9789
  24. 24. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 24 Visas. Passports. Documents. Congratulations thank you to Capital Camps for what you do for our community. Village Leader
  25. 25. Page 25 A Celebration Under the Stars Village Leader/Camp Counselor David: Working closely with you these past two years has been an adventure, a pleasure, and a labor of love. Your boundless energy and passion for the work you do is astonishing. Capital Camps Retreat Center has been blessed to have you at the helm for the past ten years. Here’s to the next ten! Kay SuburbanVideo has been proud to work withCapitalCampsonthedevelopmentof their video materials for the past ten years Phone 301.315.6300 • Fax 301.315.6305 932 Hungerford Drive, Suite 1b Rockville MD, 20850 *Washingtonian“BestSpecialEventVideographers” 1995 - 2008 USF Baltimore is proud to support the and Capital Camps Retreat Center
  26. 26. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 26 Camp Counselor/CIT The continued success of our agency is nothing short of spectacular and is due to the passion, commitment, and dedication of our leadership and staff. Both groups are inspirational, and I am proud to work alongside them in our continued efforts to attain excellence and to build and sustain the Jewish community. A special word of praise for Karen Bernstein for her tireless work to ensure another spectacular gala event. Well done, Dr. B! My congratulations to Kay as she nears the end of her tenure as Chairman. Her partnership and support as chairman have made it a unique and fun experience. She joins an illustrious group of individuals who have helped shape my tenure in their own unique ways — Kenny, Robert, Josh, Bobby, Keith and Joan — truly, the best of the best. As always my love to Karen, Natie, Hope and Oscar for their support and unconditional love and support. DavidPhillips,PresidentCEO Congratulations, Capital Camps! ¦ P.J. Julie Solit are proud to support your wonderful efforts Capital Camps RetReat CenteR 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 407 Rockville, MD 20852 Non-Profit Org. US Postage P A I D Permit No. 58 Hagerstown, MD A-7 env.indd 1 12/20/2010 5:14:47 PM Thankyou Capital Camps for providing a great experience for our sons, Danny Jack! Shelley Steve Rothenberg
  27. 27. Page 27 A Celebration Under the Stars In the few years since the camp was created, we’ve seen it become a tremendous asset to our Jewish community. We wish Kay Klass and her board of directors much continued success in guiding Capital Camps. Mazel Tov, Sherry Ron Kabran Innovative Advertising with Bootcamp Lights Flight Lessons Helicopter Tours with Bootcamp Helicopters We just love the stories from Capital Camps Retreat Center! ... What’s your story? •••••• Best wishes, Michelle Steven Stravitz Congratulations, Capital Camps! The Kapner Family Mazel Tov to all the visionaries of our community who have worked so hard to build a place for all young campers to experience Jewish life, traditions, and fun together! Y Y Y Y The Rosenberg Family CIT Best Wishes to Capital Camps! © © © Bob Larry Miller Kay: OnceS’more you’vedoneit! Thank you for your efforts to create lasting friendships and memories for children through the Jewish camp experience! R R R Your“camp”friends, DebbiePeter
  28. 28. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 28 CIT Thank You,Capital Camps for all of Justin’s wonderful camp experiences. You have truly made a difference in his life, as we know you have for so many others.  Liza Michael Levy Morris Gold Sobel Affiliates congratulate Capital Camps on the wonderful camping experience it provides for their campers! Brown Brown Inc., dba Sobel Affiliates 595 Stewart Avenue, 6th Floor • Garden City, NY 11530 516.745.1111 • *********Thanks******** to Capital Camps for the tremendous benefits they provide to all their campers. **** Neil Barbara Demchick Thanks to everyone with Capital Camps! Capital Camps Retreat Center has been and will always be a huge part of our children's lives. Michael, Denise, Mia Jordan Bloomfield Mazel Tov to Capital Camps Retreat Center! We wish you continued strength success! David Sharon Butler Here’s to Capital Camps: may you remain as awesome as ever! *** Sherry, Jeffrey, Joshua, Zachary Dara Greenwald Capital Camps Rocks! ....Eve, David, Alexandra, Olivia Jenna Farber
  29. 29. Page 29 A Celebration Under the Stars Teen Leader Fred Cornelius, CFA, CCFP(P) Burt Associates, Inc. 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 900 Rockville, MD 20852 310.770.9880 • Proud Supporter of Capital Camps Retreat Center Scot Browning, President One Church Street, Suite 300 • Rockville, MD 20850 Itisapleasuretodobusinesswith CapitalCampsRetreatCenter Thanks to Capital Camps Staff for all of your efforts! KolHaKavodto the staff Board
  30. 30. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 30 To my friends at Capital Camps: Best wishes for continued success in your important work! Joan Dawn Graphic Design 410.375.1783 J D YasherKoach Mark Kay for your community work Y Y Y Y RobertBenitaSandler The Sanford Doris Slavin Foundation congratulates Les Lor Schor Ulanow for their tremendous efforts on behalf of Capital Camps The Klass siblings their families wish to congratulate Kay on a job well done! Mazel Tov! With appreciation to Capital Camps Josh Lisa Bernstein We proudly support the outstanding achievements of Capital Camps and Thank you Les Lori for all of your hard work Teen Leader Happy to celebrate with Capital Camps! Ann Bennett
  31. 31. Page 31 A Celebration Under the Stars Teen Leader Congratulations to the directors, board, and staff of this wonderful summer camp. A special Mazel Tovto our dear friend Kay Klass for her continued role with CCRC and in the community. M Much love, Barbara Klein Barry Pupkin Debbie Michael Poliner Alan Kathy Schwarzschild proudly support Capital Camps Retreat Center MazelTov to Capital Camps Retreat Center Catherine David Max Golden Cohen has a 17 year history as one of the Top Producing General Brokers in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Golden Cohen’s entire support team is devoted to helping you with any insurance related issues. Call today for more information: Stephanie Cohen 301.330.5300 or 202.412.2341 • Mazel Tov to Kay Mark and Les Lori S Cindy Rick Zitelman Glassman Wealth Services is proud to support the wonderful efforts of Capital Camps Retreat Center Alan Schwarszchild President P.O. Box 945 Owings Mills, MD 21117 410.356.4016 Baltimore 410.875.5700 Westminster 410.977.2848 Cell 410.356.4018 Fax The right solution for your comfort.
  32. 32. A Celebration Under the Stars Page 32 Friends of Capital Camps Retreat Center Ari David Antonelli Ruth Stephen Baars Sarah Jim Barnett Adam Barth Vivian Bass Beth and Ken Berman Linda Robert Bogin Susan Lawrence Bruser Cindy Mitch Caplan JoAnn Jerry Chasen Wendy Jeff Cossman Sherry Dauerman James Papirmeister Susan Larry Davis Susan Felzer Michael Siegel Mariam Robert Feist Barbara James Finkel Leslie Harold Frank Frieda Gamsu Lori Todd Gardner Janet Sid Getz The Gleklen Family Charles Goldberg Melissa Kimmel Jason Goldblatt Susan John Poole Abby Phil Rogers Karen Jules Rosenberg Terry Howard Ross Diane Howard Schilit Rudolf Schor Sandra Perlstein Rabbi Sid Schwarz Claire Alan Sherman Karen Jon Simon Cathy Slesinger Lynn Jeffrey Snyder Susan Brad Stillman Susan Herman Taube Barbara Larry Teitel Ellen Tillman Janet Henry Waxman Andi Randy Weiss Janyse Bernie Weisz Janet Green William Williams Carol Michael Winer Bonnie Mark Winnick Ira Zukerman Ivette Retrey-Golinsky Phil Golinsky Amy Gene Goott Marcia Paul Greenberg Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox Beyda, LLP Jane Ike Isaacson Cindy Ron Kramer Family Linda Kupfer Michael Sharon Saradona Leonard Lefkowitz Debbie Jon Lerner Elisa Richard Linowes Lisa Benjamin Bob Lipsher Roberta Morris Liss Elaine Daniel Mann Andrea Lou Marmon Vickie Eric Marx Stanley Mayer, DDS Bonnie Alan Mayer-Sommer Daniela Elias Misri Linda Sid Moskowitz Dorothy Moss Stacy Glenn Nozick Liz Aaron Oser Ellen Grant Ottenstein Follow us on twitter: CapitalCamps CapitalRetreat Want to see pictures video of tonight’s Gala? Find us on facebook: Capital Camps Capital RetreatCenter