Campership Fundraising Campaign

Making Eden a Reality for Every Single Camper

At Eden Village West, we are on a mission: rooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world, we strive to provide campers with incredible summer experiences that empower them to promote a vibrant future for themselves, their communities, and our planet. We are molding the next generation of earth stewards, connected caretakers, and meaning makers who will have an impact on the world around them, all while giving them some of the most transformative experiences of their lives.

In 2018 Eden Village West welcomed our first group of campers to our organic farm-to-table camp in the hills of Sonoma County. The response from our community has been overwhelming – we retained nearly 80% of our pioneer campers and grew from 87 campers in our inaugural summer to 182 campers in summer 2019. With the cancellation of our in-person camp sessions in summer 2020, we launched our Home(in)Stead program and engaged over 200 people in Eden Village-style virtual programming over the course of the summer.

Our success has proven that Jewish summer camp, but in particular Jewish summer camp rooted in nature connection, a culture of kindness, and the values that inform every aspect of our program at Eden Village West, serve a unique purpose for the Jewish community in the Bay Area and across the West Coast. 

At camp, in a social setting that preaches and teaches unconditional love, our campers grow and explore free from the pressures of the outside world. “Camp is a place where I can be myself,” is a refrain we hear from our campers, over and over again.

We need your donation to make camp a successful reality in 2021. For many, 2020 has brought unprecedented financial challenges. We are committed to making camp a possibility for every single child who wants to be with us this summer. All donations will go directly towards our campership fund, allowing more campers to experience the magic of Eden. We are incredibly grateful for your support. You are giving a transformative gift when you enable more children to experience camp at Eden Village West. 

All donations up to $25,000 will be matched 1:1 by a grant from Upstart.

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Every year, Camperships have enabled us to welcome more incredible campers into our camp community!

 

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Campership Testimonials: What Your Gift Makes Possible

“Our son’s experience last summer at Eden Village was truly incredible. The amount of growth in spirit and knowledge and grit and joy we saw in him after just 12 days was unreal, and it became very clear to us very quickly that being at Eden Village was probably the best decision we ever made for him

“Our children had an incredible experience at Eden Village West last summer. The camp matches our values so perfectly, and we are grateful that we now live in proximity to a camp where we trust that they will be immersed in a culture that is emotionally safe and supportive, and is based on a deep sense of responsibility for they way we treat the earth and those around us. There simply isn’t another Jewish camp like Eden Village West!”

“It is important to us that our children have the opportunity to be in immersed in a Jewish community that is centered around nature, connection and tradition. In the hectic schedule of the school year it is hard to find time for children to slow down and connect together with other children in the natural world. We love the vision of Eden Village West and look forward to children growing and learning from camp life.”

Your generous donation will make it possible for more campers to experience the magic of Eden.

All donations up to our initial $25,000 will be matched 1:1 by a grant from Upstart.

As a Thank You for making camp possible for more campers, we would love to gift you a token of our appreciation! 

$18+ Sprout Tier – Our Heartfelt Gratitude! Your generosity is creating opportunities for our campers to experience a summer of beauty and transformation in community.

$100+ Seedling Tier – A beautiful, sturdy, and funtional canvas tote bag with our very own EVW quilt featured on the front!

$180+ Sapling Tier – The brand new, hot-off-the-press Eden Village West Cookbook, with over 75 delicious recipes from our own camp kitchen! Hardcover, 200+ pages, full color… this Cookbook is beautiful! Cook up some EVW magic at home!

$360+ Oak Tier – The tote bag and the brand new Eden Village West Cookbook! Carry your cookbook with you to the Farmer’s Market to get those delicious ingredients!

$1000+ Forest Tier – The tote bag, cookbook, and a Private Cooking Class! (5 available)

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Dear Friend,

It’s become clear that now, more than ever, our campers need the love and community of Eden Village Camp. That’s why we are committed to opening camp for Summer 2021, with whatever precautions are required to ensure the safety of all our children and staff.

The degree to which camp is a precious and powerful gift to our children is increasingly apparent every day – a Jewish community rooted in kindness, nature connection, and creative living where our children can be the most vibrant and thriving versions of themselves

I don’t know all the details of what camp will look like next summer or how COVID-19 will impact our community, but the safety of your children is the most important thing. There are still many details we are working out for the summer and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

I’m so grateful to be in partnership with you as we re-build Eden for 2021!

With care,

Casey

Camp Director