Featured this week will be one of Camp Jinka's Fabulous Staff Members: Barbie Lambert, Art Instructor & Camp Counselor at Camp Jinka.

If you know us, you know Barbie. Barbie is an art director & graphic designer at Zimca, and Foundations that Matter.   She designed the Camp Jinka Logo, marketing materials for the David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center, Camp Jinka, C3 art classes, Brainstorm Series, and other programs at Monmouth Medical Center.    Ms. Lambert received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, NYC and has worked as an art director and graphic designer for over 20 years.  We are very lucky to have this talent on our staff!!  Here is what Barbie has to say about Camp Jinka and why she chooses to volunteer for us:

“I became a camp counselor/art instructor at camp Jinka two summers ago and there is no place I would rather spend my time… it always puts a smile on my face. I love helping the campers with their art projects and listening to their views on things…We do all sorts of fun things like hula hoop contests at lunch…(according to a young camper friend, one must get 5 hula hoops spinning on oneself simultaneously in order to qualify) ….we paint, sculpt, make music videos, do yoga, hunt for fossils, hang at water parks, explore historic sites, and much more! When the campers are engaging in these fantastic activities and camp outings together – they are learning, having fun, being creative, laughing together, making friendships, and building incredible positive energy which makes this camp a very special place to be on a journey of healing and hope.”

With an eye for design and art, Barbie has been a continuous source of inspiration for our foundation. She is mostly behind the scenes , but everyone once in a while she helps us in other ways. Last summer, as mentioned before, she was our art instructor for a few days at Camp Jinka. One project she guided was making face masks. This was serious fun and an even more serious mess!  laughI personally believe that this project was one of the most individual and creative examples of the art on display for the C3 Exhibition in August.