Today was another art-fun filled day at Camp Jinka. To start off the day, some of the campers finished up some of their beautiful artwork. A group of counselors worked on a piñata which will be hit tomorrow during our “Fiesta” Potluck lunch. These counselors, including myself, got down and dirty while we created a […]
Camp Jinka is a free summer day program offered in collaboration with the David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, to kids and teens whose lives have been impacted by a loved one’s diagnosis of a brain tumor.
Children attending camp have a loved one that is battling […]
2014 has quickly come upon us. Today, which is crazy to me, is January 15th! Being stuck indoors against your will with the flu, like I have been, will make you very tired of looking at the same four walls!
While I have been happily tending to my plants, (an aloe vera plant […]
2013 has brought a lot of changes for us. Over the past four years I have been watching my campers grow, learn and expand their minds. I was especially moved when I received several holiday cards proudly exhibiting smiling faces and happiness. The unique part of Camp Jinka has always been a profound sense of […]
Text for 10 is an innovative fundraiser designed to support children or siblings of patients who are diagnosed with a brain tumor or have passed from one. Funds support Camp Jinka and other support and patient education programs for brain tumor patients and their families.
This week's blog spotlights Ms. Caitlin Faria, a brain tumor survivor who inspires me. She holds the patience and understanding of a wise adult and an open mind for almost everything.
Caitlin is made from something strong and has a heart of gold that is filled with compassion. I feel lucky to know her. Here […]
As Director of Camp Jinka, I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful volunteers. After years of working in education, I have realized that younger kids adore attention from older kids. They are role models, confidants, and friends. Josh became an important member of our team very quickly. He has always been a […]
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. […]
"Camp Jinka, What do Ya Thinka?", a project from camp last summer, featured questions to inspire, educate and promote discussions… or giggles. Each day staff, campers and volunteers would create new questions and give their feedback. This example asks "What Makes You Smile?" Hopefully one of these brings smile to your face.
Camp Jinka, What do […]
July 27, 2012
Today’s main project consisted of constructing and painting our very own man-made boat. I painted the bottom of the boat which represented the Italian flag. I had help from Jeremy. Volunteer Evan kept obsessing over the paint that ruined his white shirt. My favorite part of painting the boat was using a technique […]