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Ileana Font-Soloway
fundraising stats:
94%

Raised: $939 | Target: $1,000 | Left: $61

  • Contributions$939
  • Donors28
  • Comments6
If you know me at all, you know that Camp Kinderland is a major part of my life...I met some of my best friends there, I met my husband there, I got engaged and married there, and the values and politics espoused by Kinderland have shaped my moral compass. Help me fund-raise toward my goal of $1000 for camper scholarships to send more campers to this special summer camp with a conscience. Please consider donating $15, $30 or $50 right now - every dollar makes a difference!
At Camp Kinderland, we envision a world where all people live in peace, with economic, racial, and social justice; where children thrive in inclusive, nurturing communities that honor their individual strengths and promote collective responsibility. Kinderland’s summer programming and year-round activities integrate progressive values with arts, recreation, and activism in a compassionate and caring environment.

Since 1923, Camp Kinderland has provided scholarships for families in need so that cost is not a barrier, and any child can experience our “Summer Camp with a Conscience”. Because so many of our camper families receive some tuition support in the form of scholarships, nurturing the progressive thinkers and leaders of tomorrow would be impossible without your generous contributions.

Camper scholarships offset tuition expenses in order to allow kids who wouldn't otherwise have such opportunities to experience camp, to get out of the city, to be in nature, and to make long-lasting friendships. The sleepaway camp experience allows children to gain independence, think critically, develop their sense of self, and meet people from all over the world. It is an experience that stays with you for a lifetime, and we believe it should not be cost-prohibitive. 

We are starting with a goal of raising $30,000 by May 31st. The average cost of a week of camp is about $1000 and many camper families get partial tuition support covering anywhere from one to several weeks of camp. So what does 30 camper weeks look like?
30 camper weeks looks like...
~Pure joy for one whole week for 30 giggling twelve year olds, or...
~A full bunk of nine year olds tasting independence for the first time during the two-week introductory session, or...
~Enough time for four 2nd Year CITs to work closely with younger campers and observe older staff to become confident first-year counselors...

But why stop there? If we can make it to $40,000 or even $50,000 by May 31st, think of the possibilities! 

 
   Recent Activity
Aisha Glover donated $31.43 on 5/27/2017
Laura Charles donated $36.61 on 5/26/2017
Happy to support this amazing place and all the work you do, Ileana!
Rebecca T donated $31.43 on 5/24/2017
Libby Koba donated $26.24 on 5/24/2017
Michelle Schaffner donated $104.05 on 5/23/2017
Brian Schwartz donated $41.8 on 5/23/2017
Matt/Alana/C/Viv donated $52.17 on 5/22/2017
Ileana--big thanks for all the wonderful work you do keeping camp STRONG.
Josh S. donated $50 on 5/22/2017
Caroline donated $15.86 on 5/22/2017
Renee N donated $37.65 on 5/21/2017
Jackie Grodin donated $10.68 on 5/21/2017
Georgia R donated $25 on 5/20/2017
The Lynns donated $26.24 on 5/19/2017
Cate Dance donated $26.24 on 5/19/2017
Love the work your camp (and you!) are doing!
Ari Berliner (future camper) donated $21.05 on 5/18/2017
Jenny Bartlett donated $25 on 5/18/2017
Isaac Evans-Frantz donated $25 on 5/14/2017
So glad to be able to support your good work, Ileana!
John Ryan donated $26.24 on 5/13/2017
Shauni donated $26.24 on 5/10/2017
Kiona Heath donated $50 on 5/10/2017
Amber L donated $26.24 on 5/7/2017
Sean Abbott-Klafter donated $10.68 on 4/23/2017
Marjorie and Dan S donated $50 on 4/21/2017
Maya Minter donated $52.17 on 4/21/2017
Kinderland and Ile, both hold such special places in my heart! So happy to help make the Kinderland experience possible for future campers
Fi & John donated $25 on 4/21/2017