We strongly believe that giving back to one’s community is an important aspect of one’s experience at Equinunk and Blue Ridge. Whether it be within a bunk, a camp, a school, or a town, an Equinunk or Blue Ridge camper or counselor is expected to be a role model within their community. We believe that through our ongoing work with SCOPE, The Neuhaus Foundation and our new partnership with Experience Camps, we are working alongside our camp parents in promoting to our children the importance of giving back to our community. We are proud to spotlight several members of the EBR community that have taken the initiative to support their communities; Izzie Hyman and Melanie Lowe did their mitzvah projects on Experience camps, Oscar Irwin donated his birthday money to Experience Camps, Julia Soleymani and Rachel Bilzin hosted a #shop4SCOPE event where a percentage of all the proceeds went to SCOPE and Ben and the Ladetsky Family hosted a Thanksgiving Father-Son Football Game and Fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting Experience Camps. We know this represents only a few of our campers and families doing wonderful work in their communities. We’d love to hear about and share the great work you are doing. Please email and tag us on social media (#WELIVEFORTHIS) as you continue to make a difference in your community.
In recognition of Giving Tuesday, please consider learning more about and join us in supporting the tremendous work of three of the organizations we work with throughout the year or any organization that it important to you and your family.
It finally feels like summer is getting closer and we’ve passed the 50 day mark! We are counting down the days and we know that you are too – so we need your help! To be featured in our “50 Day Countdown” social media campaigne send us your countdown pictures to be featured on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can hold up a sign, wear a number jersey, or just make the numbers with your hands for days 48-1! To send in your 50 Day Countdown pictures you can either direct message them on social media or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to be creative – and show why we all #LIVEFORTHIS!
Zachary Bergman has spent many years in camping. He grew up attending Camp Green Lane as both a camper and a counselor. Zach received great recognition and many honors during his years at Green Lane that demonstrated his commitment to camp and the campers he cared for. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Zach started his professional career at Deloitte. Zach received his CPA certification while simultaneously working during his second year at the firm. Zach rose through the ranks at Deloitte becoming a senior accountant, auditing large financial institutions. After 3 years at Deloitte, Zach continued his professional career in accounting with Lazard as a financial accountant. Zach spent about 2 years at Lazard before deciding it was time to follow his passions and start full time in camping.
After the passing of his father in 2014, Zach became involved in a non-profit organization called Experience Camps. Experience Camps is a one-week bereavement camp for children who have lost a primary caregiver or a close relative. During the inaugural summer for the North East location Zach served as a counselor volunteer. Zach’s passion for camp and helping kids was reignited after his first summer volunteering. During the following year Zach became heavily involved in the year-round planning and worked closely with both the camp director and the board of directors to help with organizational initiatives for Experience Camps. In his third year with the organization, Zach became a part of the Regional Advisory Counsel and a unit leader for the oldest boys in camp. Through his expanded network at Experience Camps, Zach was introduced to Adam, Sheryl and Richie. Zach is now turning his passions into a career as he is welcomed as Camp Equinunk’s new Assistant Director! We cannot wait for you and your children to meet Zach and get to know him this summer. His warmth, character and passion for the camp experience is right in line with who we are at Equinunk and Blue Ridge, and we could not be happier for Zach to join our year-round team.
Summertime is just around the corner. It’s time to make arrangements for camp bags to get to & from camp. For the twentieth year, we are pleased to again be the exclusive baggage delivery service for Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in the Metro NY/NJ/PHILA and their surrounding areas. Once again, we look forward to providing you with the same reliable baggage service we’ve provided summer camp families over the years.
Our goal is to provide timely delivery of baggage both to and from the camp bunks. We schedule pickups from your home in order for baggage to arrive at camp on June 16th, (just prior to Counselor Orientation), and return baggage to your home as soon as 1-4 days from the end of camp (conditions permitting).
Upon our receipt of your online baggage enrollment form and payment, you will receive a confirmation notice by Friday, June 1st, along with your 2018New Millennium Trucking bag tags (color coded by gender), with a specific service (pick-up) date in your area (estimated to be between June 12th-15th).
In order to plan all of the essential logistics involved, it is necessary that we receive your baggage enrollment form, with payment, no later than Monday, May 14th, 2018. We are a PRE-PAID service.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your camp baggage or completing the form, please e-mail email@example.com or call us directly at 516-368-7825.