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,

They say hindsight is 2020. Glad 2020 is in our rearview mirror. We know everyone is looking forward to 2021 especially kids that are planning to go to camp. Most camps, including Menominee, are putting the proper precautions in place to be open this summer!

Help us send more kids to camp this year. We anticipate the demand will be greater than ever. We want to help as many kids as possible experience what we did. Please help by donating to the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund and give the gift of camp.

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 Nate Fund gear (new products this year). 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.

For a list of Nate Fund camps and donors, and to see heart-warming comments from our campership kids and families, view below.

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 2021 Nate Fund family and give the gift of camp.

For over 30 years and for over 300 kids, the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund has been making a
difference. Please add your name to the list of donors in 2021.


Peter Ehrlich
Nate Wasserman Camp Fund
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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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