Change A Kid's Life...With The Gift Of Camp

The Nate Wasserman Camp Fund fund makes it possible for deserving kids from hard-working families to attend Summer Camp. Send a child to beautiful Camp Menominee or one of a dozen other special camps around the country.

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Nate Wasserman

Nathan Wasserman was a school teacher and coach at Parker and South Shore High Schools on the South Side. Nate and his wife, Edna, established Camp Menominee in 1928 with 25 boys primarily from the Chicago area.

The Nate Wasserman Camp Fun was established to ensure that any boy, no matter his parents’ financial situation, would have an opportunity to experience the joy and memories of spending a summer at Camp Menominee.

Camp Is A Life Changing Experience

Camp is one of the best gifts you can give a kid. It’s the chance of a lifetime to make new friends, learn new skills, and become better, more confident versions of themselves. If you went to Camp, you know it’s true. The Nate Wasserman Camp Fund is the perfect way to pay your camp experience forward.

Friends of camping,

Please give the GIFT OF CAMP. You went to camp. You know what it meant to you then. You now more fully realize the
impact it had on your life. Let’s make camp happen for more kids!
Last year the Nate Fund sent over twenty kids to Camp Menominee as well as camps around the country for kids
including those with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. Here is what a camper and his mom had to say:

Camp is just the best place to be in the summer. There’s so much to do you can forget all the stuff from home
and school and team sports and just really have fun. It is a great place to build relationships with many new
people and have a different group of friends for the summer. Every year, I find myself wanting to stay at camp
longer because it is such an amazing place to be. Thanks for all you do to make it happen.


As a mother, it was heart wrenching to send my first born all the way to WI. He was almost 7 years old and went
to camp for a month, but he loved it and came back a little more independent, helpful and thankful.
After that first summer, I knew it was worth missing my son. Menominee is important in his life. He came home
more soulful and reflective at the end of each summer. Menominee offered fresh air and busy days and nights
and then delivered better young men. I’m grateful for Nate Wasserman Camp Fund!

To donate online, CLICK HERE , or use the attached donation form. Either way, we’ll send you a receipt for your taxes.
Give $100 or more and you’ll also receive a special Nate Fund long sleeve T-shirt. The Fund does accept monthly
contributions which can be set up when making your donation through PayPal.

If you know a family or camp that might welcome NWCF support, please email or check the box on
the donation form.

Maybe this is the first time you’ve given to the Nate Fund. Or maybe you’re a longtime supporter, but thanks to the
generosity of all of you, we’re sending more and more kids to camp every year. Now, while you’re thinking about it, please
join the 2020 Nate Fund family and give the gift of camp.

For over 25 years and for nearly 325 kids, the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund has been making a difference. Please add
your name to the list of donors in 2020.






Steve Ehrlich
Nate Wasserman Camp Fund (click the bright green button to donate today)
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We’ve supported the following camps and hope to add more soon:

  • Camp Menominee for Boys

  • Camp Marimeta for Girls

  • Camp Chi of Jewish Community Center of Chicago

  • Camp Erin for Kids in bereavement

  • Camp Rainbow for seriously ill children

  • Highbrook Lodge Camp for the visually impaired

  • The Center for Enriched Living for Kids with developmental disabilities

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Camp

  • Camp Colorado of the American Diabetes Association

  • Adam’s Camp for Children with respiratory problems

  • One Step at a Time for kids with cancer

  • TAPS Camp for kids of fallen military

  • Hall Bruno Camp for Children of Fallen Firefighters


Any donation is greatly appreciated! You can see what others have donated by referring to our Donation Roster below.




Yes. Please contact Steve Ehrlich at

Make An Impact

It is often difficult to really know if your money makes an impact when you donate to an organization. We promise you it does and encourage you to read this letter from a NWCF Family who would not have had camp without your support:

It’s Easy To Donate!

Click Here to donate or use the donation form. Either way, we’ll send you a receipt for your taxes. Give $100 or more and you’ll also receive a cool Nate Fund long sleeve T-shirt. If you know a family or camp that might welcome NWCF support, check the box on the donation form and we’ll contact you.

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