The Cambridge Half Marathon happened on Sunday, November 19th under rainy skies. At the start of the race, 7500 runners were registered, and CambridgeSide had pledged $25k from the proceeds to Cambridge Camping Association. We were so excited!
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits. Cambridge Camping Executive Director Sharon Zimmerman held the ribbon when the first male and female runners crossed the finish line. Then it was time to party!
Camp Glen Brook is an overnight camp in Marlborough, New Hampshire for girls and boys. The camp offers incredible outdoor experiences for children in 3rd - 8th grade. "At Camp Glen Brook, we weave traditional New England camping activities with the ideals of Waldorf education. Our co-ed, residential, summer camp seeks to inspire and empower children and teenagers to feel comfortable in the world, be involved in their communities and be good stewards of the earth."
Our summer staff is made up of amazing, thoughtful people that are ready to give back to their community (all while having a great time). Cambridge Camping is excited to announce that we are beginning the process of hiring for camp 2017. These positions are full time from the last week of June through August 4, the last day of camp. People who work at camp become mentors to great kids, make friends with other staffers, and gain great experience. A lot of our staff return year after year.
Berson Eliancy attends The Community Charter School of Cambridge near Kendall Square and became interested in interning with Cambridge Camping through his school’s internship program. He says, “After having an interview with executive director Sharon Zimmerman and program coordinator Lisa Owens and learning more about the mission of the association, I knew that this was the internship for me!”
Over 6,000 runners participated in the first ever Cambridge Half Marathon this November. How wonderful that the organization chosen to be a beneficiary of the race was Cambridge Camping in its mission to help kids from under-resourced circumstances get to summer camp. The hard work of the runners, the community, organizers and the generosity of Cambridgeside Galleria resulted in a $25,000 donation to Cambridge Camping!
This past Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday) kicked off our Holiday Charity Challenge Campaign with a boom! With the help of our dedicated donors and supporters, we have already reached 15% of our holiday fundraising goals.