We welcome the Board and Advisory Council to Camp this weekend for our annual summer meeting. Today the finance committee met and over Shabbat our leadership will meet with our senior team. Rabbi Mitch Cohen, the National Ramah director, will lead a discussion on Ramah’s future. I want to share a bit with you – our current parent population – some of what the Board does and to share their remarkable commitment to Camp. I often have said that at times I don’t understand how people live their personal and professional lives and still find the time to give to camp.
Our executive Board is made up of almost all CRB alumni. They remember Camp from the 1970’s and 1980’s and want Camp to keep some of those amazing traditions while making enhancements for 2015 and beyond. Their roots are deep and their commitment unshakable. Some of them are now sending their own children to Camp – part of the 35% of our population that are children of alumni. Our Board and Advisory Council members come from a more diverse background. Most are parents of current or past campers.
There are lawyers, educators, business people, doctors and a wide variety of other professions. This has been tremendously helpful to the growth and strengthening of Camp. They bring to the table incredible expertise in a wide variety of disciplines and are often called upon to lend that knowledge for different challenges facing Camp. There is no doubt that it is this incredible partnership with the Board that has enabled us all to accomplish a great deal.. They support our professional staff with their time, expertise and resources.
I am looking forward to spending time with the executive Board over Shabbat and with the Board and Advisory Council on Sunday.
Rabbi Paul Resnick