letter from director
Hello Pinemere Family! My name is Mitch Morgan and I have the pleasure of being Pinemere's Executive Director. Many of you know that I did not grow up at Pinemere Camp. I wasn’t a CIT or a staff member at Pinemere. My one and only role with Pinemere Camp is and has been as the Executive Director. I grew up at a Jewish overnight camp in the Mid-West. While it is miles away, it’s really pretty similar. I’m proud to be part of the Pinemere Family and I truly love the place. If you’re reading this, I'm guessing it means that you probably do too. Like me, you know that Pinemere isn’t just another camp and it isn’t just a special place, it’s sacred ground. Multiple generations have spent their summers here and many of our traditions go back at least half century. As we move towards Summer 2019 and our 77th season serving the Jewish community, I want to take a few minutes to update you on how things are progressing. I’m happy to report that with the help of a fantastic Board of Directors, a skilled and dedicated full-time staff, and an absolutely incredible summer team, Pinemere Camp is proving to be among the best Jewish overnight camps in the country. Here is a little national data to back up that statement:As I mentioned in the beginning of this letter, I love Pinemere Camp and I’m proud to be “driving the bus.” Over the next few years we hope to lay the foundation for our future generations and for Pinemere’s next 77 years. With your help, I have no doubt that we will. We look forward to seeing you all at Pinemere in Summer 2019! Mitch Mitch Morgan, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- Retention – During the summer of 2018 Pinemere Camp saw a 95% retention rate, which is 23% higher than the national average of 72%. For summer 2019 we are once again at 95%!
- Staff – We believe that a happy (and well trained) staff is a happy camp! In 2018, 94% of our Staff said that Pinemere had a great work environment and 98% said we have great leadership and professionalism. That is compared nationally to 73% and 79% respectively.
- Excellence – While we have a lot of data from the most important people, our campers, one piece of information sticks out and has been consistent for 3 summers: 92% of campers said they had an EXCELLENT summer vs 75% nationally. (FYI the other 8% rated camp as REALLY GOOD).