Mar 29, 2019

Posted by: Emily Reilly

Notes from Noah: The Future Looks Bright

Dear Ranch Camp Community, I hope you will share my pride as I present an excerpt from an exciting press release that went out on March 26.

A transformational gift of $2 million has been designated by Don Sturm and the Sturm Family to JCC Ranch Camp, an overnight camp in Elbert, Colo. This extremely generous gift will support renovations to meaningfully enhance the camper experience. The updates will also improve facilities to support off-season rentals for meetings, business retreats, weddings, and other social events.

Don Sturm and the Sturm Family

“Summer camp can be a foundational and transformational experience for kids; an opportunity to grow individually and connect with peers while building skills and enjoying the outdoors” said Donald L. Sturm, Chairman of ANB Bank. “Our goal is to make Ranch Camp stand out as a top tier overnight camp, where children from all over the country can experience outdoor education and activities through a Jewish lens. We’ve honed in on the capital projects that will enhance the camper experience, encourage personal growth and build community amongst the campers.”

Exciting updates at the JCC Ranch Camp include:

  • A new ropes course and zip line
  • A modernized center of camp with seating and play areas
  • Shade structures for the soccer field and pavilion
  • Both new and renovated bathhouses

I am beside myself with gratitude for this opportunity. We are moving rapidly forward with several projects that support Mr. Sturm’s goal of seeing Ranch Camp as a “top-tier” overnight camp. I believe that our program is excellent; I look forward to seeing the quality our facilities rise to the level of our program.

Noah Gallagher, Camp Director

Thank you Don Sturm and the Sturm Family!

Want more info? View the full press release.

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