Reasons to Give
Annual Campaign dollars greatly enrich camp programming and the camper and staff experience. In the past, Annual Campaign dollars have supported a 3D printing program, new dining hall tables, sports equipment, materials for the glass and art studio, inclusion and scholarships, and allowed Camp Livingston to grow the nursing staff. Your generous contributions ensure that campers have high-quality programming and events throughout the summer. Your dollars will help more children attend camp, connect with Judaism, learn new skills and attain personal growth.
Clark Memorial Campership
The Clark Memorial Scholarship fund was started for Brenda Clark, one of Camp Livingston’s beloved caretakers. The Clark Family has been at the Indiana Camp Livingston property almost from its inception. Camp officially opened in 1969 and in 1971 the Clark family began their generations of involvement with Camp Livingston. From 1971 to 1988 Dean Robinson served as the first caretaker of Camp Livingston and his wife Martha Robinson ran the kitchen. When Martha took over as caretaker, her daughter Brenda began managing the kitchen. In the early nineties, Brenda, then Clark, took over fulltime as caretaker and served until 2003 when her son Steve and his wife Paula arrived at camp. Currently, Steve Clark, the grandson of Dean and Martha Robinson, is the caretaker at Camp Livingston.
When Brenda Clark passed away in 2013, she asked that instead of sending flowers, those wishing to pay their respects give to Camp Livingston so that a camper that would otherwise not have the means to come to camp can do so. The Clark family went on to establish an ongoing Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of their mother for years to come.
Staff Appreciation Fund
A gift to the Staff Appreciation Fund is a wonderful way to say “thank you” to your child’s counselor. Families are encouraged to make a donation to the Staff Appreciation Fund on behalf of a staff member or camper. The Staff Appreciation Fund provides for staff enrichment programming throughout the summer. Programming is designed to not only thank and celebrate Camp Livingston’s incredible staff but also includes valuable professional development to camp staff in the way of career services, job coaching, and resume building.
Because Camp Livingston is dedicated to offering a summer camp experience for every family, more than $110,000 in scholarship funds is given to nearly half of its campers each summer. Livingston scholarships provide financial support to familes and children who would otherwise not be able to attend camp. Your gift to the Livingston Scholarships fund opens the door for a child to experience the life-changing friendships and opportunities Camp Livingston has to offer. With your support, Camp Livingston can be a dream come true for a child — the opportunity of a lifetime and the chance to build Jewish identity and instill Jewish values.