Dear Friends,

It’ll be a year of milestones for The Summer Camp. Next summer will mark our 30th season!!! Although this is a noteworthy achievement, we can’t deny that for both campers and board members, the rewards of camp are truly appreciated each and every year. A lot has changed since the summer of 1986, but the mission of The Summer Camp remains the same — to provide low income and foster girls with an enriching residential summer camp experience.

Another cause for celebration is that next year will be Tracy St. Onge-May’s 20th year as our Director. Each year we marvel at her strength, her vision, her leadership and her compassion. We are ever grateful for her dedication to TSC and recognize how lucky we are to have her as a partner and a role model for our campers and counselors.

As we close the chapter on our 29th season and prepare for our 30th, we are eager to share the changes taking shape. First, as of September 1, Sally Mintz Mann completed her term as board President. I have accepted the honor of attempting to keep up with her outstanding leadership. Sally was an enthusiastic, creative and thoughtful leader for fi ve years and will remain an active and invaluable advisor of TSC programs. On behalf of the entire Summer Camp community, I thank Sally for her commitment to helping our program become the success it is today.

In addition to the change in leadership, The Summer Camp Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of six new board members: Jordan Brenner, Michele Gershwin, Bethel Gottlieb, Zoe Klein Henriquez, Evan LePatner and Ed Metzendorf. All are avid summer camp enthusiasts who bring a wealth of knowledge and varied experience to the board that will enhance The Summer Camp’s mission to serve thousands of girls in the future. We are thrilled to welcome them aboard and are excited to work with them for many years to come.

As we look forward to the summer of 2015 and beyond, I want to thank the hundreds of TSC friends who have remained loyal supporters (many since day one) throughout the years. The success of our programs could not have been achieved without your generosity. On behalf of the 7,900 low-income and foster girls who’ve benefited from your heartfelt support — THANK YOU!


Liz Gruber