NFTY Camp Car is a program that partners with Cooke Magnet Elementary School in
Waukegan, IL to give underprivileged kids an amazing weekend long summer camp experience
at OSRUI. Throughout the year, there is fundraising and volunteering with the school and with
other programs in efforts to raise money for this program, and the result is an amazing
opportunity for kids who may not have one otherwise. At OSRUI, campers will experience the
full package deal: music, hiking, arts and crafts, cooking, etc., all for free. Each staff member at
Camp CAR raises the money in order to send each camper to the program without them paying
Personally, I have the amazing opportunity to go to overnight camp each summer, this year
being my sixth. I have had so many positive and inspiring experiences at camp throughout my
life, and I am proud to be working with Camp CAR as a counselor this spring to give kids the
chance to experience what I have. We have three counselors coming from Emanuel this year:
Isaac Manesis and Paili Bachrach, who both were counselors last year, and now myself. We are
working together to raise the money to send three campers to Camp CAR where we will
guarantee they have an amazing time.
If you would like to help out to give campers the amazing experiences I and so many have had,
go to https://chicago.nfty.org/camp-car/. Once there, there is a box to leave a comment giving
your gift in support of someone, where you can help us reach our goals by writing Emanuel
Teens. Isaac, Paili and I would like to invite you to our Spaghetti Dinner fundraising
opportunities on 2/20, 3/20, and 4/24 to raise money, each from 5:00-7:00 pm at Emanuel.
Thank you so much for your support and contributions, and feel free to ask any of us about the
program if you see us!