The dining room at Manhattan Penthouse

We’re thrilled to announce Summit Camp’s 50th Anniversary Gala hosted at the Manhattan Penthouse on the evening of Tuesday, March 6th. Made up of 200-300 special needs families, professionals, and friends, the night will be a celebration of our history, our families, and an opportunity to contribute to our children’s continued success. In addition, Summit Camp will be honoring Winston Preparatory Head of Schools; Bill Dehaven of New York, Greg Koehlert of New Jersey, Beth Sugerman of Connecticut, and John Civita of Winston Transitions for their dedication and support of our children.   

On this special evening, Summit Camp, in affiliation with Special Summers Foundation 501(c)3, will be raising funds to increase programming and provide camper scholarships so that children who otherwise would not be able to afford it can attend Summit Camp. Special Summers Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded to help enrich the lives of children with special needs by sending them to summer camps. 

Our mission is simple, to provide our children with a safe, happy and enriching experience while at the same time offer their families a secure respite. With your help, we can fulfill the dreams of children who wish to experience the Magic on the Hill!  

To help support our mission, there are a variety of ways to participate:  


ATTEND THE GALA – Please join us on this very special night! Mark off your calendars and participate in an evening with great company, great food, and for a great cause.  

BENEFIT SPONSOR – Help us send our kids to camp! Please see the Sponsorship Opportunities document below to review our packages. Be a Summit Camp Magician, Unit Leader, Deputy and more!  

BENEFIT JOURNAL – With our variety of donor options, there is something for everyone! Full pages, half pages, and columns that can be dedicated to honor a special person, market your or a friend’s business, or a personal message.  

ITEM DONATIONS – Our first annual gala has no limitations – thoughtfulness and creativity is welcome! We’re seeking donation items of all sizes for our silent auction as well as our live auction. 

ASKING OTHERS – We’re all in this together! Join in on the fun and reach out for donations. Organizations that contribute to our mission will be recognized in print in our Benefit Journal.  


To coordinate donation item pick up or drop off, inquire about being a benefit sponsor, or have any general event questions, please feel free to contact Cassidy Jourdan, Program Assistant at You can also download a PDF of  the sponsorship packet here:

 Summit Camp’s 50th Anniversary Gala Event Packet 2018(1)

We look forward to seeing all of you at Summit Camp’s 50th Anniversary Gala for a night of magic, fun, and opportunity!  



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