As an organization that has been a part of the central New Jersey community since 1926, we feel that our obligation to help others does not end with providing children with a summer camp experience second-to-none.

So many of our staff feel the call to give back to local, regional and national groups - involving themselves in charitable organizations to help raise awareness, solicit contributions, and help in any way that they are able to provide a service to others.

Below are some examples of staff members who give of their time and talents to help others.

Carol "Director" Amedeo

Embrace Kids Foundation

"I have been on the Executive Board of Embrace Kids Foundation for several years. Embrace Kids Foundation exists to help families whose children have cancer, sickle cell disease or other blood disorders. The foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the children and to relieving families of emotional and financial pressures. Embrace Kids is a local organization supporting families throughout the greater New Jersey area. Camp Harmony supported the organization at the Heel to Heal Walk, An Evening for the Kids fundraising dinner, scholarships to children, and more."

American Red Cross of Central New Jersey

"I am on the board of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, located in Princeton, NJ, which serves a population of more than 1.8 million people in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties. It is the regional headquarters for the North Jersey Region. Your local Red Cross responds in emergencies such as house fires and floods, provides shelter during disaster, conducts blood drives, educates community members in health and safety, provides services to military families and veterans, and more."

Todd "Frontier" Cohen

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

"I volunteer for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. Currently, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is anticipated to move to the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States by 2020, and possibly as early as 2015. I lost my father to the disease in 2002 and after seeing the devastation it caused, I wanted to do something to help others also affected by this disease. Every November, we hold the PurpleStride New Jersey 5k to raise money and awareness about this disease. For more information about the event, please go to and to learn more about the organization, you can go to"

Loren "DUH" Hsu

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training

"In 1996, I lost my amazing 21 year old cousin Erik to Leukemia. Erik was a young, energetic athlete who was so much more to me than a cousin. His passing left a huge whole in my heart and I wanted so much to see an end to this awful disease so that others would not have the same heartbreak. It wasn’t until 2011 that I became active with Team in Training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was then, that I learned, I could raise money for leukemia research, and compete in an endurance race for Erik. Through my fundraising for this cause, I learned of so many others who either lost their battle with blood cancers or were still fighting. I decided to not only run for Erik, but those countless others as well. I completed my first half marathon in 2011 with Team in Training raising almost $4000 for cancer research. In 2012, I completed my second half marathon with Team in Training raising over $4000. I ran both of these races in my Team in Training shirt with the pictures and names of my honored heroes...Erik, Grandpa Izzy, and numerous other loved ones. In 2013, I again donned my Team in Training shirt for my honored heroes, this time including our own Jerry Amedeo. I completed my first marathon with Team in Training raising almost $5000 and becoming one of the top ten Team in Training fundraisers for that race. Leukemia and Lymphoma continue to affect so many lives and until a cure can be found, I will continue to do my part to help raise money for blood cancer research."