FAQ: Summer Social

Dear Friends of Camp Laurelwood:

We hope that many of you will be joining us for the festivities and a day of “Fun, Friends, Forever” at Camp Laurelwood as we celebrate Norm Feitelson’s 95th birthday.  This FAQ document should cover most of what you need to know but if you have any additional questions, please contact:

Camp Laurelwood Office: (203) 421-3736 
Event e-mail address: summersocial@camplaurelwood.org
Stu Katz: 973-437-9000


1. How can I register to attend?

If you have not already signed up, go to this link: http://tiny.cc/summersocial or call the Camp Laurelwood office. You do not need to bring a printed ticket to camp August 18.  Once you register online through Network For Good or by calling the Camp Laurelwood office (203-421-3736), you are all set.  Just check in at the registration table and we will give you your name tag.

2. Can’t attend, but still want to show your support?

Go to the event registration page by clicking on this link http://tiny.cc/summersocial. Scroll to the bottom right hand side of the page and click on the green DONATE button.

3. Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Why yes they are! On the ticket page there are 3 sponsorship levels listed: Silver at $95, Gold at $180 and Platinum at $500. Sponsorships should be purchased in addition to the tickets and sponsors will be listed in the program. If you are interested in sponsoring the event at a higher level please contact our Development Director: Taylor McLeod.

4. What to wear?
Think casual + comfortable, and dress for the warm weather. If you have it, feel free to break out that old staff or camper CLW shirt that you love so much! And bring a change of clothes if you plan to exert yourself or go swimming (or if you think an old friend might throw you in the lake). 

5. When should we arrive? 
The event is scheduled from 2pm–6pm. Registration will open at 1:30pm. The cookout/lunch will start at 2pm on Main Campus (in front of the Mess Hall), and the official birthday celebration will start at 3:30pm in the Zachs Rec Hall.

6. What else can we do while we’re at camp?
Several areas at camp will be open so that our guests can enjoy some of their favorite activities! Swimming, basketball, volleyball, Gaga, and tennis to name a few.

7. Parking?
We will use the lot in front of the office until it is full, then staff will direct those who arrive after the office lot is full to a suitable location in camp. Please follow the directions of the staff or volunteers who are helping us with parking. 

8. Who is invited?

Anyone and everyone that has ever experienced the magic of Camp Laurelwood, and anyone you want to introduce to the magic of camp.  Alumni, staff, parents, relatives, community members, donors…and don’t forget about spouses, friends, and anyone else interested in learning more about Connecticut’s premier Jewish overnight camp.  We want the opportunity to share our love for camp with everyone!  It’s not too late to get some of your camp friends to join in the fun, so continue to spread the word!

9. Can I bring my kids?
ABSOLUTELY!  This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.  Please note: all guests must be registered for insurance purposes, so children of any age are welcome as long as they are registered by an adult. Parents should be aware and responsible for their children while using the camp facilities. Children not toilet-trained must wear water diapers in the water.

10. Can we BYO?

Beer and wine will be served at the cookout and are included in your registration. Please do not bring any additional alcoholic beverages to camp. Thanks in advance for respecting our safety concerns. 

11. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No alcohol will be served to anyone under 21 per Connecticut law. Please bring photo ID if you plan on indulging.

12. Um, I know smoking is bad for you, but I have a “friend” that wanted me to ask if we can smoke at camp?
No smoking is allowed at camp. You can tell your “friend” that due to Camp’s insurance policy no smoking is allowed anywhere on the camp’s property. That includes vapes and electronic cigarettes.  Only campfire smoke is allowed and the occasional burnt marshmallow.  

13. Can I stay overnight?

Sorry, not this time.  But stay tuned for future events that will include sleeping over, to get the complete camp experience!

14. Anything I can do to help?

The best way to help is to recruit more people to attend. “Yes, yes, yes we do…we got spirit, how about you?!” Please spread the word and make sure all of your camp friends know about this special event.