Saturday, September 27, 2014
Please join us and WALK with your friends, family, Camp Nejeda alumni, staff, board members, donors, and sponsors. Following the Walkathon you're invited to stay for the Family Fun afternoon including a picnic lunch, ziplining, boating, archery, activities, crafts & scrapbooking, alumni dunk tank and more! Come and celebrate a special place thousands of children with diabetes have called their home since 1958. Please see below for registration details and more information.
Register by September 15th to ensure you will receive your limited edition 2014 Walkathon tshirt created by Camp Nejeda counselor Dean Nelson.
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- RSVP: email@example.com or call (973) 383-2611 to let us know you're coming.
- Download and complete the Walkathon Registration Form here.
- Return the completed registration form via email, fax (973) 383-9891 or mail to P.O. Box 156, Stillwater, NJ 07875
*On-site registration is available the day of the walk, but participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register by September 15th. Only walkers who are pre-registered by September 15th are guaranteed an event tshirt!
*By registering, you are committing to raise at least $30 per attendee for the Camp Nejeda Foundation. Every bit helps and we appreciate your support!
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Get started collecting Walkathon pledges today!
Create your personal fundraising page or a Walkathon Team.
- Download the 2014 Walkathon Pledge form here. It's simple, individuals or groups raise funds for Camp Nejeda by asking
friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors to sponsor them at the
Camp Nejeda Walkathon.
- Create your own personal online fundraising page here. A personal fundraising page is a fun and easy way to share your story and reasons for walking to support Camp Nejeda and children and families with type 1 diabetes. You will have the ability to customize your message, upload photos and collect pledges online via emails to family and friends, social sharing on facebook, twitter or include in your business or organization e-newsletter. Use the sample emails to describe why you're raising funds for Camp
Nejeda...or write your own!
- Create a Walkathon Team! One of the best ways to build excitement and maximize fundraising
efforts is through Walkathon Teams. A team can be any group of family
members, friends, coworkers, students, or organization members who raise
money and walk together at the Walkathon. Teams often have a name
(“Walking for Wendy” or “Team J&J”) and wear team shirts with their
own design or company/organization shirts. This is an excellent family and team building activity. Create a Walkathon Team Fundraising Page to share online and start collecting pledges!
Fundraising Awards - Stay overnight for a post-Walkathon special evening with dinner and bonfire.
Raise $1,000 or more and pack your bags - you're invited for an overnight stay at Camp Nejeda for a post-walkathon dinner and bonfire. We're excited to offer a special evening to our alumni, friends and family in honor of reaching exceptional levels of personal fundraising. What a joy it will be to celebrate the day with all of you!
$2,500 in pledges earns you a camp cabin for up to 13 guests and a personalized 9"x9" patio paver at the Helmsley Health Center. Get more details on our Fundraising Awards here.
Sponsor the Walkathon & Family Fun Day
Contribute the success of our fundraising event by providing financial and/or in-kind sponsorship. Your business, organization or personal contribution will receive recognition in a variety or rewwarding opportunities. Your contribution will also help to offset event overhead costs which, in turn, helps raise more funds for Camp Nejeda's programs for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. Click here to download the 2014 Walkathon & Family Fun Day Sponsorship Kit. No amount is too small and every little bit counts toward a larger sum!
We walk...rain or shine!
The day of the event, walkers follow Todd’s Trail at Camp Nejeda, which winds its way around Camp Nejeda's lake. Afterwards, walkers enjoy an afternoon picnic in the camp's Bolger Pavilion. Participants will walk along Todd's Trail, located on Camp Nejeda's beautiful 72-acre campus in Stillwater, NJ and then will picnic in the Bolger Pavilion.
10:00 am Registration (bagels,etc.)
10:45 am Warm-up
11:00 am Walk!!
12:00 - 4:00pm Picnic & Family Fun Day Activities (food, zipline, boating, archery, crafts, scrapbooking, games & more!)
Why We Walk
Diagnosis with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming for a child and his or her family. Each summer, Camp Nejeda helps over 400 children, teens and their families learn how to take an active and positive approach to managing diabetes. The educational and empowering Camp Nejeda experience can make all the difference in the quality of the child's health and their outlook.
The Camp Nejeda Foundation must rely on philanthropic support to bridge the gap between camp fees and the actual cost of running camp. Event proceeds support the cost of camp operations and upkeep as well as the Camp Nejeda Foundation's campership program, which ensures that no one is turned awaybecause of an inability to pay. Almost one-third of our campers received camperships in 2014.