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Camp Scholarships Will be Awarded to Handicapped Adults
Caption: United Cerebral Palsy spreads the word about Camp Jened.Read plain text of document
Camp Jened was a private camp, and it charged campers’ families for attendance. Founders Leona Burger and Honora Rubenstein reported that they kept the fees as low as possible. But not everyone could afford to pay these fees.1
Once Camp Jened gained more publicity and recognition, some donors provided funds for scholarships. United Cerebral Palsy helped found and support Camp Jened. Their newsletter contained this article, which let other disabled adults and families of disabled children know about Camp Jened and describes scholarships for campers.2
United Cerebral Palsy, “Camp Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Handicapped Adults,” Collection of Honora Rubenstein; im LeBrech, interviewed by Dr. Jessica Murray and Jasmine Leiser, April 28, 2023, via Zoom; Jackie and Jeff Rubenstein, interviewed by Jasmine Leiser, March 29, 2023, via Zoom; Jackie and Jeff Rubenstein, interviewed by Jasmine Leiser, April 19, 2023, via Zoom. ↩︎
United Cerebral Palsy, “Camp Scholarships Will Be Awarded”; Denise Sherer Jacobson, interviewed by Jasmine Leiser, April 4, 2023, via Zoom;; The News Published By Ruth Kirzon Group for Handicapped Children, Inc., Florence Vogel, “Excellent Results Reported By Camp Committee,” *The News,” published by Ruth Kirzon Group for Handicapped Children, Collection of Honora Rubenstein. ↩︎
Creator: From the Collection of the Family of Honora and Murray Rubenstein.
Source: From the Collection of the Family of Honora and Murray Rubenstein.
Copyright: Under copyright.
How to cite: “Camp Scholarships Will be Awarded to Handicapped Adults,” United Cerebral Palsy of New York, in New York City Civil Rights History Project, Accessed: [Month Day, Year], https://nyccivilrightshistory.org/gallery/scholarships-to-handicapped-adults.
- Why do you think adults like Ruth Sesmer attended Camp Jened?
- What do Sesmer’s comments tell us about her experience at Camp Jened and what it meant to her?
- Do you see joy in Sesmer’s comments? Do you see struggle?
- Can a private camp that charges for attendance be fully accessible? What factors might affect a family’s or camper’s ability to afford Camp Jened?