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.

Dear Current & Future Supporters,

Camp can be a life-changing experience for children. It’s a chance for them to make friends, learn new skills, and become the best versions of themselves. If you went to a camp, you know it’s true. The Nate Wasserman Camp Fund is the perfect way to pay your camp experience forward.

Named for Menominee’s founder, the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund makes camp possible for deserving kids who could not otherwise afford it. When Nate started Menominee, he aimed to have a significant impact on the lives of children, and that spirit lives on through the fund.

Join the growing list of thoughtful alumni, families, and friends who have given the gift of camp. You can donate online or send a check. Mailing information is provided on our Donation Form.

Give $100 Or More And We’ll Send You A NWCF Long Sleeve Shirt.

Visit the Camp Fund Facebook Page to see more heart-warming comments from our supported kids and their families. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions below.





Steve Ehrlich
Nate Wasserman Camp Fund



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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