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JULY, 1954 J C C N E W s PAGE THREE II Iram... ual If you want to know how the 1954 Center Day Camp is getting along this year just ask any of the 234 campers, or any of the more than 200 parents. This year a top counseling staff of forty-eight, new playground and craft equipment, plus a carefully planned busy-every-minute program, have combined to make the Day Camp season one of pure delight. Children Come First , An experimental program which started with 57 children in 1951 has grown to the present 234 size camp, with at least a dozen children regretfully placed on a waiting list. The Center Day Camp , is the largest program of its type in the state of Virginia, and its size is restricted only because of its limited facilities. Twenty-five youngsters, 3 to 6 years of age, spend the day at the Center on the swings, in the wading pool, listening to stories, playing games and engaging in simple arts and crafts. One hundred and five boys and girls, ages 6 to 9, meet at the Center each morning for several hours for carefully supervised con- structive activity, have their hmch and then journey to Nansemond Hotel at Ocean View where they spend the afternoon in supervised swimming. Swimming Essential The big boys and girls, l0 to 13 years of age, go directly to the Seashore State Park where they have nature study programs, out- , door sports and, of course, swimming. Here, emphasis is placed on both swimming instruction, as well as recreational swimming. Awards are made at the end of the season to "Minnows" who have learned to float; "Fish" who can dog-paddle for 60 feet and "Flying Fish" who can do the over-hand and breast stroke for 60 feet. Counselors at both beach camps are carefully drilled on water safety. Leo Okin, Center Executive Director, serves as overall director of the Day Camp operation. Phil Grossmann, Center Program Di- 4 rector, directs the camp at Seashore State Park. Dick Farnsworth, the director of the Junior Camp, has a Bachelor's Degree from Emory and Henry College, and is a coach and physical education high school teacher at Radford High School, Radford, Virginia. He has had extensive camp counseling experience. Miss Jackie Goldstein, who teaches at the Deep Creek Elementary School in Portsmouth, and who was a former Day Camp Senior counselor, is head of the Play School. * Day Camp Committee on Job Day Camp policies are charted by the Camp Committee, com- posed of Julian Rashkind, Center vice-president who doubles as " Day Camp Chairman and Dr. Herberl H. Bonnie, Dr. William Fink, Dr. Jtihn Foster, Mrs. Isaac Glazer, Dave Nesson, Mrs. Sol Petock, Mrs. Bernard Raymond, Mrs. Saul Salzberg, Lester Sherrick and Mrs. Hy B. Swartz. " Mr. Rashkind, himself a one-time professional boy scout execu- tive, has been Day Camp chairman since the inception of the pro- gram. Both he and the committee watch each detail of camp opera- , tion to assure parents that their children will have the happiest, most constructive and safest possible camp experience. The forty-eight counselors range from junior counselors-in- training to mature senior counselors. Many have been drawn from out of the state colleges and from the teaching profession. A pre- camp training institute is held to familiarize them with camp policy, facilities and program. The staff this year, according to /Vlr. Rash- kind, is the finest group of young men and women in the history of - the Day Camp. "We are particularly pleased," said Mr. Rashkind, "of the fact that a number of our counselors are "alumni" of our camp, and are thus able to assist others in having the good summer , times that they enjoyed in previous years. Community Chest (Continued from Page 1) budget out of the proceeds from the United Jewish Fund. Princi- pal Center income will continue to be membership dues, program income and rentals, with the bal- ance of the deficit budget being met by the Norfolk Community Chest. 300 Years (Continued from Page !) the dinner will be a Reconsecra- tion Service at Congregation Shearith Israel, founded in 1654. The national committee will pre- pare a celebration to close the Tercentenary year with a mass outdoor convocation of worship and thanksgiving at the Carter Baron Amphitheatre in Washing- ton, D. C., on May 29, 1955, bringing the Ter- centenary cele- bration "to its climax in a spirit of reverence and re-dedication." A Tercenten- ary Sabbath will be set aside on November 2 7, B. S. NUSBAUM 1954 for special services and ceremonies in syna- gogues throughout the country. The Norfolk committee's ob- jective will be to integrate Nor- folk Jewry's historical contribu- tions with the national program. Mr. Nusbaum serves as chair- Standing to Date FIRST HALF Won Lost i ndependents 4 0 Trojans 4 1 *JWV Portsmouth 3 1 JWV Norfolk 1 4 Temple Israel 1 4 Arnold Gamsey, B.B. 1 4 ':Independents and .IWV Portsmouth to play a postponed game. Second Half Standing *Trojans 4 0 *Independents 3 1 *JWV Portsmouth 2 1 Arnold Gamsey, B.B. 2 3 JWV Norfolk 2 3 Temple Israel 0 5 *Independents and IWV Portsmouth to play a protested game. Trojans and ,IWV Portsmouth to replay a tie game. In view of delayed games, the League will not end until the end of July. Charles (Solly) Coleman is the supervisor of the Center Softball League which has played each Sunday morning at Dunn Field. man of the Armed Services Com- mittee of the Jewish Community Council-Jewish Welfare Board, as past president of Ohef Sholom Congregation and during the war years was chairman of the city- wide USO program. UJF HEAD CHAIRMAN HONORED---Norman Berlin receives the United Jewish Fund traditional scroll from Hyman H. Block, president of the Jewish Community Council, while co-chairmen, Sam Weisberg and Sidney Gates look on. The inscription reads as follows: "The Norfolk Jewish Community Conncil, Inc., present this testimonial to Norman Berlin in appreciation of ontstanding service in the United, Jewish Fund Campaign of 1954. His unselfish, enthusiastic, and understanding leadership cannot be measured in mere words of praise. The results thereof present a magnificent momento."