At Camp Jamison, we believe that a summer camp experience has the power to change lives! We believe that every child should get to experience sleeping in a cabin, hiking through the woods, and roasting marshmallows with friends. That is why, since opening in 2011, we’ve offered a one week, overnight summer camp experience to all Philadelphia area children.
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.
Camp Jamison is always actively seeking committed members for our Board of Directors! The Board of Directors is an all-volunteer team that advises, governs, and oversees Camp Jamison.
Joining the Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for a passionate individual to support Camp Jamison’s mission.
To be selected to join Camp Jamison’s Board of Directors, applicants will have achieved success in business, government, philanthropy, education, or the nonprofit sector.
For more information, contact Nicole at email@example.com
Another way to get involved with Camp Jamison is by joining one of our committees!
Camp Jamison currently has openings available in the following committees:
- Engagement and Outreach
If you have a talent or are looking to try out a new way to help join a committee where you can help Camp Jamison!
Camp Jamison would like to give a special thank you to Jan Hertzsch who connected with us through the Taproot Foundation. Taproot nourishes social change by connecting nonprofits with skilled volunteers like Jan. Jan utilized his expertise in nonprofit accounting and Quickbooks to configure Camp Jamison’s Quickbooks online accounting, trained our Executive Director, and continues to serve as an advisor. Without Jan’s help, Camp Jamison would have been unable to keep up with our growing accounting needs. Thank you Jan!