Shwayder Camp works hard to give our campers the summer of a lifetime. From mountain top adventures to experiential Jewish opportunities, our campers are exposed to a multitude of activities that help them build camaraderie and confidence.

Gifts to our camp will help us to continue to provide the opportunities our campers need to grow and thrive. By donating to our general fund you can make an immediate impact or our capital campaign and life and legacy funds allow you to contribute for generations to come.

Every gift truly does matter

Impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Giving to Camp

The CARES Act recently passed by Congress, which included the stimulus payments, makes it easier for you to give gifts to Shwayder Camp in 2020.

1. For people who do not itemize their income tax return, you will be able to deduct up to $300 of charitable giving for 2020. This “above the line” deduction can be used for contributions of cash only (not stock) to Shwayder Camp.

2. For folks who do itemize their tax return, you will be able to deduct a much higher amount. Under current law, you may deduct up to 60% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for charitable deductions. The CARES Act lifts that restriction, so that you can make a cash gift and deduct it up to 100% of your AGI for the 2020. This is an election, so the donor who wants to use this provision must tell the IRS so.

To understand more about these new provisions, please reach out to your tax advisor. If you would like to make a gift at this time, contact Francie Miran at


Selecting the Donate Now button will take you to the Temple Emanuel website. There you can make your donation as a guest or you can sign in as a Temple member. #3 on the “Type” field will give you the option to select the Shwayder Camp Fund for donation.


By donating to camp, I can help ensure the legacy for my daughters and hopefully see them experience camp as a transformative experience.

Danny Barocas Alumni & Donor

The Shwayder magic is really hard to explain, but once you’re here you’ll feel it and you know it and you live it and you love it.

Jodie AbramsShwayder Camp Director

Temple Emanuel is so fortunate that we are one of the few congregations that has our own summer camp. That make us a very, very special place.

Rabbi Joseph BlackSenior Rabbi