More than 10,000 men, women and children will attend camps and summer homes maintained by agencies of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies this Summer, it was announced yesterday by Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive director of the organization, who in addition to making public details of the fresh air program for the current season, reviewed the services rendered in this field by the local Jewish charities last year.
The Federation, which last year appropriated $95,394 for this part of its work, is increasing the sum to $105,831 for this year, the statement shows. Twenty-seven resorts under the auspices of federated agencies will have begun their activities July 1, when the camping season is on in full swing.
Dr. Lowenstein’s announcement shows that out of twenty-seven Summer and Winter camps conducted by affiliated Federation institutions seventeen receive financial assistance from the Federation.
Registration figures indicate that last year’s number of those who spend their vacations at affiliated agencies’ camps, 10,401, will be exceeded this Summer, Dr. Lowenstein said. Included in the number are 2,718 campers who are taken care of by camps affiliated with the Federation agencies but not supported by the Federation funds.