Camp Harlam is in an exciting period of development and growth. Building on the great success of our past 55 years, we are committed to enhancing the Reform Jewish experience, diverse programs, and expansive facilities that will further establish our camp as a leader in the field. As part of that commitment, we are are excited to share our long-term master plan for camp's facilities.
Camp Harlam wouldn't be what it is without you. Thank you for your continued support!
Camp Harlam takes great pride in its ability to create an environment where “friends become family” for its campers and staff, and is more committed than ever before to make this experience possible for each and every child that is interested, no matter their ability to afford the expense.
In just the last year, Camp Harlam, its congregational partners and special foundations that support Jewish Camp saw more than $650,000 contributed to subsidize a summer at Camp Harlam for hundreds of children.
Giving to these scholarship efforts is a critical means of supporting camp, and we are pleased to share that as of 2012, we have dedicated our primary Scholarship Fund in name to the memory of one of our finest community members, Mitch Perlmeter. The Camp Harlam community suffered a great loss when Mitch Perlmeter of Montclair, NJ passed away suddenly on February 1, 2011. Mitch had been at Camp Harlam most of his life, was a CIT (Machon/Gesher particpant) in 2010 and was to have been a counselor in 2012. Mitch was the son of Rabbis Rex Perlmeter and Rachel Hertzman and brother of Jackie, Sarah and Nathaniel.
We will truly miss Mitch’s energy and enthusiasm for camp and life and his constant smile, and have cemented his memory at camp through the establishment of the Mitch Perlmeter Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we continue to celebrate his life through the Mitch Perlmeter Leadership Award and through various efforts at camp.
Please visit the "Remembering Mitch" Facebook group where you can share thoughts, memories, photos, and videos.
Over the years we have been able to add exciting new buildings to camp, but we now find ourselves at a point where there is a great need to either refurbish or rebuild a number of our existing structures. Please join us in making the Camp Harlam site a place kids and adults will love for years to come.
Money donated to the General Capital Fund will be used to enhance our facilities to improve both the present and the long-term future of the camp's program.
Gifts to the General Capital Fund can be made in three ways:
1. Give online by using the button below to donate online via credit card
2. One-time contributions by check sent to our camp's business office:
301 City Ave., Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
3. Take advantage of a multi-year matching grant to leverage even more support! View and print the following materials to make your gift in this way:
Gift Agreement (Please use this for making a multi-year gift to the Capital Fund)
Build a Bunk Update
At this time, we are excited to be continuing our “Build a Bunk” Project. Seven new Girls Camp cabins were completed between 2013-2015, and construction is planned for at least two more new cabins to be completed in 2016. We are working with many donors now to continue these efforts to complete the remaining three cabins.
There are many ways to get involved in this effort either through the general campaign or by helping to “Build a Bunk” through one of the following projects:
Build a Bunk 4 Goobie (Jon Goldberg)
Faculty “Build a Bunk”
In Honor of Jyl Skolnick
Remembering Marika Winheld
Keneseth Israel (Elkins Park, PA)
M’kor Shalom (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Gifts of all sizes valued
Naming opportunities & donor recognition
Gift & pledge agreements for 3-5 years