Camp Laurelwood 2019 Be the Connection Campaign


Campaign Challenge: Be the Connection

Our goal is to create a massive, inter-generational web of connection, supporting future generations who will themselves become part of Camp’s history. To accomplish this we are asking donors to:

Make a donation

• Make it in honor of someone that you are connected to through CL (directly or indirectly) or create a new connection

• We will then notify that person and challenge them to continue the connection, make a donation in honor of someone else


JOIN US ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28 friom 6:00-8:00

This Sunday, Camp Laurelwood of Madison, CT takes an old idea and introduces a modern twist. The non-profit, Jewish summer camp will be producing a live streamathon beginning at 6pm, hosted at the Kinsmen Brewery in Southington. Like popular telethons of the past, the event will feature a variety of guests and entertainers, each doing their best to raise money for the cause. However, instead of being broadcast on TV, today's "Be the Connection" Campaign Kick-Off will be shown live on Facebook. All funds raised will support the camp's financial assistance program, helping children who might not otherwise be able to attend camp.


The event is free and open to all, and is scheduled to run from 6:00-8:00pm. People can attend in-person at the restaurant, or follow along live online at:

The line-up for this event includes a rock band, singers, and even a visit from Chew Chew, mascot for the Hartford Yard Goats. There will also be some special video submissions from celebrity alumni, including Seth Swirsky and Erin Bellucci. Among other notable work, Swirsky was nominated for a Grammy for writing "Tell It To My Heart", the pop hit by Taylor Dane. Bellucci made headlines recently when she was handed the mic by Michael Buble at his concert and she stunned the crowd with her rendition of "At Last".


Your Opportunity

As the premiere Jewish overnight camp in the state, your partnership in helping campers attend is vital to ensuring that we are here for future generations. You have a unique opportunity to join us in ensuring that every child who wants to attend camp this summer will have the opportunity.

• Your contribution to our campaign will provide direct financial assistance for campers and allow us to continue to make capital improvements.

• Every camper at Laurelwood benefits from financial assistance, as camp tuition is subsidized by as much as 30% to ensure it remains affordable. Join with us now by making your investment in our community and helping to ensure that every Jewish child can celebrate our religion and culture through summer camp. The return on your investment will be felt for years to come, by both you and the campers you support. And regardless of whether you attended Camp Laurelwood yourself, you will become an integral link in the history and future of Camp

Donate online or mail a check to:

Camp Laurelwood
463 Summer Hill Rd
Madison CT 06443


Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. All you have to do is check with Human Resources to see if you can DOUBLE your donation.


Share Your Generations

So many families have a tradition of attending Camp Laurelwood. While some are just starting a new tradition, others have an unbroken chain of two, three or even four generations of Camp Laurelwood campers and staff.

We've created a dedicated Camp Laurelwood - Through the Generations Facebook Page to share your family's Camp Laurelwood traditions photos! Be sure to let us know who's in them in a caption, and tag them when you can.


Giving Levels

The 1937 Club $25,000+
Big O Club $10,000-$24,999
President's Club $5,000-$9,999
Director's Club $1,000-$4,999
06443 Club $360-$999
Summer Hill Club $180-$359
Chuppah Hangout Club $1-$179