Maurice B. Shwayder Camp

Camp of Temple Emanuel

Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign

Goal: $5.3 million

In 1949, the Shwayder family gave our community a sacred space nestled at 10,200 ft. Since then, Shwayder Camp has been a gift for future generations to enjoy. Our camp has helped build the lives of thousands of individuals through personal growth, friendships, and inspiring an appreciation for the beauty and wonder of nature. For more than 65 years, we have provided a place where Jewish values and traditions can grow, and we now ask for your assistance to continue the Shwayder Magic.


With your help, exciting new facilities and necessary improvements can continue the experience of Shwayder Camp. With your meaningful contributions, we can ensure a future where campers can enjoy all the best of camp. To see the exciting new projects, visit


It’s up to us to give the gift of Shwayder Magic to future generations. Please make your donation today.


Your Gift To Shwayder Camp Can Go Even Further Than You Can Imagine.

Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit

How would you like to keep almost 70 cents of each dollar donated? Or donate three times more than you ever thought you could? When you support Shwayder Camp, you can!

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit provides a 50% state income tax credit for gifts to Shwayder Camp. And this state tax benefit comes on top of the federal income tax deduction claimed when you itemize your deductions. Together, these two tax benefits are quite powerful. Check out this example:


Gift to Shwayder Camp                                                                          $1,800

Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (50%)                   ($900)

Colorado State Income Tax Deduction*                                           ($83)

Federal Income Tax Deduction**                                                       ($228)

After-Tax Cost                                                                                             $589

 * For illustrative purposes only. Individual income tax rates currently range from 10% to 39.6% for federal taxes and are 4.63% for Colorado taxes.
** The Federal income tax deduction is lowered based on add-back effect of reduced state tax: ($1,800 – $983) x 28% = $228

All donations must be made in cash; gifts of appreciated assets do not qualify. The maximum tax credit per year is $100,000 or your actual Colorado income tax liability, whichever is less. Any unused credit may be carried forward for 5 additional years. Please consult with your tax advisor for further information.


JCamp180 Matching Grant

Shwayder Camp has an exciting opportunity to receive a 1:3 match from JCamp180 for your contributions of $1,800 or more to the capital campaign.  Pledges must be made between March 18, 2017 and March 8, 2018. To be eligible for matching funds the pledge must be paid in full by March 18, 2020.

For more information or to learn about naming opportunities, contact Francie Miran, Development Director, 303-388-4013 ext 335 or



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Summer Address:
P.O. Box 3899
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
PH: (303) 567-2722
FAX: (303) 567-0172

Winter Address:
51 Grape Street
Denver, Colorado 80220
PH: (303) 388-4013
FAX: (303) 388-6328

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