Alumni Spotlight

Camper for Life: Dick Jones ('68)

Camper for Life: Dick Jones ('68)

Continuing with the Camper For Life series, Carl Schoenberger (‘66, ‘67) interviewed Dick Jones (‘68) to learn what Camper For Life means to Dick. “[Camp] didn’t influence my career choices, per se.... What Camp did was inform my views.”

Camper For Life: Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99)

Camper For Life: Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99)

This week’s blog features a conversation that Joseph Riddle had with Buildings and Ground committee member Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99) about the impact CRS had on his life and career. Find out what “Camper for Life” means to Mike.

CRS alumnus recognized for dedication to supporting students as a high school principal

CRS alumnus recognized for dedication to supporting students as a high school principal

CRS alumnus Carl Manalo (‘95 ‘96 ‘11), has been featured in several articles describing how he creates a culture of caring at his school. "CRS and LAJF are probably the reasons why I’m in the field of Education, working with this age group. My experiences at CRS are key to my educational philosophy."

CRS alumnus creating a network for next-generation leadership

CRS alumnus creating a network for next-generation leadership

Last week, CRS alumnus, and NEXUS co-founder and Global Director, Jonah Wittkamper (‘90, ‘91, ‘93) hosted the 4th annual USA NEXUS Summit. Executive Director, Helene Mattera, met up with him in DC. Jonah credits his time at CRS as one of his inspirations to create the organization.

Las Hermanas Iglesias: CRS alumnae artists

Las Hermanas Iglesias: CRS alumnae artists

CRS alumnae Janelle (‘96, ‘97, ‘01 - ‘03, ‘06) and Lisa (‘01- ‘03) Iglesias are an art duo whose interactive installation, Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE, is currently housed in the Utah Museum of Fine Art. This installation seeks to bring people together and encourages creative experimentation. This exhibit runs until January 28.

CRS Staff Training featured in Camping Magazine

CRS Staff Training featured in Camping Magazine

This summer, LAJF Director of Programs, Janessa Schilmoeller (‘05, ‘06, ‘10, ‘11, ‘16, ‘17) was published in the American Camping Association (ACA) publication Camping Magazine. The article, Social Justice Series: Recognizing Microaggressions at Camp, is part of Camping Magazine’s social justice series. Janessa writes about ongoing efforts to hire a diverse staff that is reflective of the cultural diversity of our camper body, and the importance of cultural sensitivity training for staff of all different backgrounds.