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Sep. 18, 2023

Mandel-Myers Fellowship Scholarships Assist Overnight Camp Counselors

Cleveland Jewish News

This article first appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News on September 18, 2023. 

Like many former campers, as Sadie Meyer headed off to college, took on more financial responsibility and faced more career pressures, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to return to camp as a counselor.

Meyer, 19, was a camper at Camp Wise in Claridon Township for seven years, but now as a sophomore at Syracuse University in New York studying mathematics and biomedical engineering, she worried those camp days were behind her. The Mandel Myers Fellowship program made it possible for her to imagine coming back to camp, and still afford college expenses and gain career skills.

“I wanted the full-circle moment of coming back and giving back to the community that I grew up in,” Meyer told the Cleveland Jewish News. “And it was like my second home, so I wanted to also return after COVID to reconnect with the place that I grew up.”

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