To RSVP, call the camp at (973) 383-2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming.
All attendees must complete the Walkathon Registration Form. On-site registration is available the day of the walk, but participants are strongly encouraged to help speed up the registration process by faxing a completed registration form to the camp at (973) 383-9891 by September 9. Only walkers who are pre-registered by September 9 are guaranteed a shirt!
By registering, you are committing to raise at least $20 per attendee for the Camp Nejeda Foundation. Every bit helps and we appreciate your support!
In appreciation of the fundraising efforts of Nejeda’s alumni, friends and families, we’re happy to offer some special thank you gifts this year for those who raise at least $500. If you raise $1,000 or more, you'll receive an invitation to stay over at Camp Nejeda Saturday night for a post-Walkathon celebration that will include dinner, breakfast the next morning, and, of course, a campfire!
Depending on how much money you and your team raise, you might stay in one of eight rooms in the Helmsley Health Center ($1,000 each) or one of the two Doctor's Cabins ($1,500 or $2,000) or even one of nine Camper Cabins ($2,500 each). Get more details on our Fundraising Awards form.
It's a win-win! Even if you don't make it to one of our award levels, you can still feel great knowing that the funds you raise are used to help our campers win the fight against complications from diabetes.
How It Works
It's simple! Individuals raise funds for Camp Nejeda by asking friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors to sponsor them at the Camp Nejeda Walkathon.
Camp Nejeda's website makes it even easier because you can create a personalized webpage to help solicit Walkathon pledges online. Camp Nejeda's 2013 Walkathon Campaign offers a fun and easy way to tell your story, upload pictures, and send emails to ask friends and family for their support. Use the sample emails to describe why you're raising funds for Camp Nejeda...or write your own!
You also can collect pledges in person using our pledge sheet.
Questions about how to get started or about setting up your personal fundraising page? Call the camp's office at (973) 383-2611 or email us at email@example.com.
Start 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.
Camp Nejeda's new Personal Fundraising Pages are a great way to communicate with your team! Create your own page and email friends and family to ask them to join your team...you also can encourage them to forward information to collect even more support!
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 - 3:00pm Picnic
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 2011.