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Behind the Scenes at Camp for All Kids 


See Our 2010 Annual Report  


Paul Nathanson

Rob Porter


contact the Co-Presidents 


Brian Williams



Mark Holz



Karen Handelman

Immediate Past President


Marianne Baer
Emily Coen
Ben Crane

Brad Dreyfus
Amy Gale
Kendra Martin
Joe Mendes
Ben Sher
Board Members

Jana Byington-Smith
Interim Executive Director

contact Jana 

Heather Gordon
Gift Administrator   

contact Heather 

Mike Jay

Director of Camp Kamaji
Founder & Ex-officio

Pat Baer

Jim Berger
William Burris

Alan Cole

Ken Doane

Mike Green

Jim Hiken

Sharon Remis

Carl Simons

Mike Simons
Audrey Zuckerman
Honorary Board


Birch Trail Camp

Chippewa Ranch Camp

Camp Kamaji

Camp North Star

Camp Timberlane

Partner Camps


City Academy (St. Louis)

Providence St. Mel (Chicago)

Partner Schools 


Camp for All Kids is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, EIN # 43-173951   



Look at Them Now!

Meet Jacob... 

"As a child, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend camp for six years. Now that I am an adult, I realize camp helped me grow into the man I am today. Camp was a place of refuge for me. People at camp accepted me for who I was and encouraged me to be myself! Without camp, I would have never learned how to swim... or build rockets...or even sing in front of a crowd. If I could turn back the hands of time, I'd do it all over again!" 
Jacob Schulz
University of Illinois - Chicago
Class of '14 and Blues Singer

Meet Ashley...

"Thirteen years ago I spent my first summer at camp. I was 9 years old and all I knew was from my own culture, where everyone looked like and talked like I did. At camp, I was different, but we became a family, and all of our differences made our family beautiful. Camp gave me the gifts of independence, self-esteem, acceptance, leadership, and best of all, friendship. These gifts make up who I am today. I wish more kids could get the extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the beauty of being different."

Ashley McFall
Howard University
Class of 2011


What Their Camp Directors Say...

Since his first days at Timberlane, Jacob was known and adored by everyone. He came into our community intent on spreading his good humor and friendship, and he succeeded right from the start. Jacob involved himself in all aspects of camp, excelled in most, and more than anything, was a friend to all. And he loved to sing, whether in the Lodge after meals, or at our campfires. That was always a welcome source of joy for everyone. We are so fortunate to have Jacob as part of our camp family.

Mike Cohen
Camp Timberlane



Camp for All Kids afforded Ashley the opportunity to attend Kamaji as a camper from age 9-15. Wanting to give back to Kamaji and to pass onto its campers the best possible camp experience, Ashley became a CIT and later, a cabin counselor/archery instructor. Ashley was not only a terrific camper; she blossomed into a confident, independent, emulated, caring and respected counselor, mentor, role of the finest staff members in our 30+ tenure at Kamaji! How fortunate and blessed we were to have Ashley be a part of Kamaji and our lives and the lives of the campers for so many summers!   

Kathy Jay
Camp Kamaji


Double Your Gift! 

If you or your family attended Camp Timberlane, your year-end gift will be doubled by Timberlane alumni Rob Schiller and Martin Lynch.


Send your gift in your year-end appeal envelope that arrived in your mailbox OR click here to donate online to the Timberlane challenge before December 31.



Watch Your Mail! 

Camp for All Kids wants to send more kids to camp in summer 2012 and seeks your year-end support. Watch your mailbox for a letter and return envelope or make your gift online today! 


To make a gift of appreciated stock before December 31st, contact Jana at 314-910-8595 or or click here for stock transfer information


Save the Date for Around the Campfire: September 22, 2012 

Thanks to our volunteers and supporters, Around the Campfire raised more than $250,000, to support camperships. Save the date for next year...Saturday, September 22, 2012.


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Discovering Similarities. Celebrating Differences.