Support Camp Nejeda
Camp Nejeda is owned and operated by the Camp Nejeda Foundation, Inc. and does not receive financial assistance from state or federal agencies, the ADA or the JDRF. As an independent non-profit organization, the Camp Nejeda Foundation relies on charitable support from individuals, corporations, foundations and associations who share our commitment to helping children with type 1 diabetes live happier, healthier lives.
Because of the generosity of our donors, the Camp Nejeda Foundation is able to subsidize approximately one-third of the cost of camp for all campers. In 2012, Camp Nejeda's fees are $900 per camper/per week although our actual costs are $1,350 per camper/per week.
Donations also allow the Camp Nejeda Foundation to provide financial aid for campers from families with the greatest financial need. Our Campership Program offers assistance that ranges from 20% to 100% of camp fees; however, most awards are for 100% of camp fees. About one-third of our campers receive financial assistance each summer.
In addition, charitable gifts make possible the capital improvements that ensure safe and appropriate facilities. Recent capital projects at Camp Nejeda include the Helmsley Health Center, the Bolger Pavilion, and rebuilding of the porch on Casperson Hall.
Each donation is greatly appreciated and makes an immediate impact for the hundreds of children and families we serve every summer.
There are several ways YOU can show your support for Camp Nejeda:
Annual gifts from our donors provide sustained, ongoing support of our efforts to encourage campers to take an active role in managing their diabetes. Each and every gift is appreciated, no matter the size!
Memorial Donations and Tributes
There is no more meaningful expression of sympathy and love than a gift in memory or honor of a loved one. The Camp Nejeda Foundation gratefully recognizes each memorial or tribute gift with a letter of acknowledgment to the family of the person memorialized or honored.
WALK FOR THE CAUSE AND STAY FOR THE FUN! Participate in Camp Nejeda's Annual Walkathon and Family Fun Day event - our largest and most important annual fundraiser! The funds earned will be used to sustain the Camp Nejeda Foundation, Summer Camp and other programs and to continue to keep camper fees below costs for our camper families.
The 12th Annual Walkathon and Family Fun Day event will be held on Sunday, September 25,2016. It's easy and fun to get involved... Begin by visiting www.CampNejedaWalkathon.org to register as a 'Walkathon Participant' or a 'Virtual Walkathon Participant'. Once you have registered, set up your personal/family/team fundraising page and get started collecting pledges. Prizes will be awarded for Top Fundraising activitiy including an invitation to stay overnight on Saturday evening before the event for a Walkathon Kick-Off Bonfire and Camp Out [participants who raise $1,000 or more will be invited on a first-come-first-serve basis. Rooms in the Helmsley Health Center and cabins are available]. See our Walkathon Page for more details.
The particiant who raises the most money will receive credit toward a Camp Nejeda facility rental to host a private birthday party, family reunion or other event on the Camp Nejeda grounds. Raffle tickets will be awareded for every $250 raised to be used toward winning a number of fun prizes and gifts. (Registration is $30/pp and includes your walkathon registration, goody bag and access to the Family Fun Day event following the Walk. Family Fun Day includes lunch and a full range of activities including access to our Zip Line, Archery, Boating on the Lake, bouncy house and other fun activities. Click here to get started today!
Join those who are making a difference for Camp Nejeda by starting your own personal fundraising page to benefit Camp Nejeda! Pick a fundraising goal, such as $1,050 to pay for a child's one-week stay at Camp Nejeda. Then create a page explaining why you are raising money for Camp Nejeda and send a link to friends and family to ask for their support of your fundraising efforts!
Engrave a Paver
Have your personal message engraved on a paver in the Helmsley Health Center patio and walkway. An engraved paver is a meaningful way to honor or memorialize a friend or important person, celebrate an important event or commemorate your years at Camp Nejeda. Simply complete the order form and return to the camp. Orders are taken year-round and pavers are engraved in two batches a year as weather permits.
Matching Gifts and Workplace Campaigns
Matching gift programs can double your gift's impact; contact your employer to find out if your gift is eligible for matching support.
Workplace campaigns such as the United Way, Corporate, and State Employee Campaigns allow you to support the work of the Camp Nejeda Foundation through payroll deduction programs. Please ask your employer if you can designate your support to the Camp Nejeda Foundation. Our United Way number is 970675.
Gifts of Stock
Donors who transfer gifts of stock to Camp Nejeda will receive a gift credit of the mean value of the stock on the gift date, which is defined as the day it passes out of the donor’s control. Donors of stock are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisors. Camp Nejeda’s policy is to sell the securities and apply the funds to the area the donor has specified.
Donating your car, truck, boat or other vehicle is a hassle-free way to get rid of your vehicle and support the Camp Nejeda Foundation. Running or not, your vehicle will be picked up free of charge (all 50 states, including Alaska & Hawaii). Your vehicle can even be picked up at the repair shop or on the side of the road! Your vehicle will be sold at auction (older vehicles will be sold for parts) and the proceeds will go to Camp Nejeda. You will receive a receipt entitling you a tax deduction. (click here now to learn more about our partnership with Donate for Charity and additional information about the program.)
Camp Nejeda gratefully accepts gifts of goods and services, including medical supplies, every year. Our Wish List provides suggestions for in-kind contributions that are needed each summer. If you have questions about whether or not Camp Nejeda can accept a particular item, please contact us at (973) 383-2611 x28.
Planned gifts can help donors achieve their personal financial goals as well as benefit Camp Nejeda. Donors should consult with a financial advisor to determine the legal and tax implications of a planned gift. If you would like to make a gift to Camp Nejeda or want to discuss the opportunities available, please contact us at (973) 383-2611 x228.