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January 3, 2016

Camp Roosevelt-Firebird
4141 Dublin Road SW
Bowerston, OH 44695
Phone: 740-269-0137

Dear Camp Alumni and Friends,

I'm writing to remind you - or perhaps let you know for the first time - about a Camp Reunion / Open House this Sunday January the 8th in Cleveland, OH. It's time to for campers and alums to kick off the New Year, see some old friends and have a little fun. Alums in particular can learn about what's happening at camp now. There will "camp activities" and snacks. Look About Lodge is also a very cool 1930's lodge and it will give you that campy feeling!

As an alum -- or friend -- who cares about camp, you can play a huge part in the camp's future. Recruiting more campers for the summer of 2017 is the key to building up camp and bringing it back to what it once was.  (We can offer more activities, hire more staff and invest more for camp programming and in the camp's infrastructure).

Last year we had 139 different kids attend camp -- many were first time campers and came for a 2 week session. This was up from 43 kids the year before.  A considerable number of the campers were on scholarships. Unfortunately, these funds have run out. Additionally, my investment in necessary infrastructure and repairs was much more than I anticipated. Plainly said:  camp needs more campers. Your recommendation is our best advertising!

Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word.  I realize many of you do not live in the Cleveland area any more but perhaps you have friends or relatives who do. Please suggest this event to anyone with a child who might consider camp for next summer.  

Here are details:

Date:  Sunday, January 8th

Time:  2:30-4:30 PM

Location: Look About Lodge * Cleveland Metro-parks * 33374 Miles Road * Chagrin Falls

You can also use the link to the Facebook event to let us know you are coming. Feel free to share this too!   You will find the link for this at the Camps Roosevelt and Firebird Facebook page in events.   

Here is the link.

I'd love to get together --or talk -- with any alum who is interested in camp. I hope to hear from you soon.


Joe Mendes
216.849.9395 (cell)

PS:  Kari Barkin, a Firebird Alum, is making plans for an alumni reunion at camp this summer the weekend of August 5th and 6th.  Details will be coming very soon. Save the date!

PSS:  Alums, if you know of anyone who would like to added to this list let me know.

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