Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Davis Academy welcomes Aurora Day Camp

Below is a memo sent by Amy Shafron, The Davis Academy's Head of School, to The Davis Academy faculty and staff. The memo is sharing the wonderful news that The Davis Academy lower school will welcome the Aurora Day Camp when they open their doors for the first time in Atlanta, this summer. 

I’m thrilled to let you know about a very special day camp opening for the first time this summer, to be housed at The Davis Academy.  We are pleased to be able to put our school’s values of kehillah, tzedek and kavod into action by opening our home for this unique new day camp for children with cancer.

Having created 7 other camps – three in New York (Long Island, Pearl River and Staten Island), three in Israel and Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore, Maryland – the Sunrise Association is now creating Aurora Day Camp in Atlanta. It will be Georgia’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 ½ –16, who are in active or follow-up treatment for cancer. Aurora staff evaluated many sites in and around the Atlanta area and selected The Davis Academy lower school campus as ideal given our beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities for programing, central location and proximity to CHOA’s Scottish Rite facility. Their leadership teams includes Gregory Hill as Executive Director, Sami Tanenbaum as Camp Director and Dr. Glen Lew, one of CHOA’s leading pediatric oncologists as Medical Director. We hope that as they round out their team that perhaps some of our own Davis alum will consider applying to work as camp counselors as well. 

Here is a link to a piece which appeared recently on WSB TV news (ABC affiliate station in Atlanta):  

Please join me in celebrating and embracing this opportunity for our Davis community to work alongside Aurora’s team to help make a joyful summer camp experience possible for these special children in our local community.

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