Camp Emunah B’nos Yaakov Yehudah is getting a head start in preparation for its 65th consecutive summer in Greenfield Park, NY with the remodeling of at least two more bunks.
Once again, thanks to the hard work and generous support of local businessman Shaya Gordon, Camp Emunah is able to do some costly, much needed renovation work.
“When we launched the ‘Every girl should feel like a princess’ project back in the spring, we knew that time will only allow for the renovations of 2 bunks. We were nevertheless determined to get the project on the ground, and settled for the 2,” said Rabbi Shmulie Hecht, one of the camp’s directors.
“Now that summer 5777 is behind us, we are putting all our efforts into trying to get as many bunks as possible completed before the upcoming summer 5778.”
“We are beginning early so we will have more time on our hands, and we will not have to cut any corners in the construction,” said Shaya Gordon. “Construction is already underway and this time the bunks have been completely gutted. The current work will cost about $15,000 more than last time, but will be well worth the investment.”
This time the renovations will include properly leveling the building, raising the existing ceiling, insulating all walls and ceiling, installing new sheetrock and painting the entire interior, and rewiring electricity adding outlets and air conditioning.
The plans also call for completely redoing the washrooms area, building new diving walls, installing brand new showers, toilets, sinks, shelves, and mirrors and adding light and ventilation, replacing all light fixtures, doors and windows.
Renovated bunks with also be outfitted with new beds for counselors and campers, brand new custom made mattresses, new cubby and hanging space, new flooring and new front and back decks.
The estimated cost of the project is $35,000 of which 10% has been raised.
Potential participants are being asked for donations in increments of $1000. Each person who contributes to the project will have his or her name included on rededication plaque on the front of the bunk.
For more information or to make a donation please call the Camp Emunah Office at 718.735.0200 or email [email protected]