In February 2018, Camp Jamison lost a Board Member, counselor, fierce supporter, and friend:
John McGinnis was a cabin counselor for Camp Jamison for six summers and earned the name “Pappa” John. During his first summer with Camp Jamison, he was the only male counselor at camp.
Over the summers, John served as a role model to countless young boys who came to know him as someone they could count on, and someone who was always willing to give them a chance. He ultimately became a Board Member, dedicating his life to raising awareness about Camp Jamison and fundraising for us to help make every summer an even greater success than the last.
In John’s first communication with Camp Jamison, he wrote to our founder saying that he was a retiree who was looking to “pay it forward” in some small way. “Pappa” John, we want you to know you did so much more than that, and that your legacy and joyful spirit will continue to live on at Camp Jamison.