Video is courtesy of Tone-E Films
Tug-of-War, s’mores, arts and crafts, sports and so much more at this year’s CAMP HERMELIN event. Created in 2008 and currently ORT Michigan’s only family fundraiser, Camp Hermelin features family fun activities run by local day and overnight camps and activity-based companies. This year’s participants included Tamakwa, Tamarack Camps, Tanuga, Walden, Willoway, JCC, Summer Impressions, Michigania, Hillel Day School Early Childhood Center Camp, Wooden Acres, Temple Israel Early Childhood Center and Camp Tavor, Joe Cornell, Star Trax Events, Annette & Company Dance Studio, Rad-a-Tattoo, Eskimo Jacks, Coach Genvieve’s Oakland Flag Football League, Coach Larry King of T.I.T.A.L Basketball, the Robot Garage, Gail Kaplan, Entertainment by Design, Eskimo Jacks, and LaFontaine Automotive Company. Event Sponsors include Quicken Loans, Level One Bank, Doodle Home, Town Tub Laundry, Perfect Trading Post, The Goodie Bag, Access Computer Technology, Goldfish Swim School, and TONE-e Films.
In addition to all the fun activities for kids of all ages, there is a raffle with prizes of FREE and DISCOUNTED summer camp tuition donated by each participating camp. Campers and parents are encouraged to wear camp t-shirts to show support for their favorite camp. The event is a great family day and a great way for campers to reunite with their camp friends and camp staff, in addition to supporting an amazing cause. This year’s event attracted over 700 guests and raised $45,000 for ORT. Enjoy this video capturing all the fun attendees had.
Learn How ORT is Changing Lives in Israel
Please view the short video above about World ORT mega project in Kiryat Yam, Israel, made possible in large part by the Shoenbaum Family, as well as our very own D. Dan Kahn. It shows how ORT’s Kadima Mada (Science Journey) initiative has dramatically changed and revolutionized the education system in this town, benefitting over 1,000 children ages 12-18 years old. The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Science Center offers state of the art technology, including smart classrooms and advanced science laboratories. The impact from this project has been tremendous, and this campus now serves as a model for similar ORT projects in other cities across Israel.
We continue the 130-year tradition of empowering and educating individuals throughout the world.
There are so many ways to support ORT right here in Michigan. Call our metro Detroit office at (248) 723-8860 or contact our director, Nicole Miller, today.
ORT America Michigan Region, offers four annual major metro Detroit fundraisers:
These programs raise money to support the ORT schools and programs in over 60 countries worldwide. At these events, individuals, couples and families of all ages come together to socialize and to learn about the great and important work ORT has been doing since 1880.
And without the skills a person gains in an ORT school (like our very own hometown ORT program, the David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center) it is virtually impossible to make it in the world. ORT focuses on helping people become self-sufficient in every aspect of the word.