As a former Jewish day and overnight camper and counselor, Eileen understands first hand the positive impact a Jewish camp experience has on a child. When she was unable to find a Jewish day camp that provided the experience she wanted for her kids, she decided to create one!
So in 2012, Eileen founded In the City Camps (ITC), a Jewish day camp that delivers the proven outcomes of overnight camp: lifelong friendships, personal growth, and a meaningful connection to the Jewish community and Israel.
In its first year, In the City Camps served 65 children. ITC now provides a fun, safe, Jewish summer camp experience for 140 Jewish kids each week! During the summer of 2017, 540 Jewish campers and 85 Jewish staff attended In the City Camps during its nine-week run. Since most kids attend for multiple weeks, camp provided nearly 1,500 weeks of summer fun!
Following graduation from Emory University and prior to founding In the City Camps, Eileen consulted with non-profit organizations to help them operate efficiently and raise money strategically. She also streamlined Jewish programming across several organizations as a program manager with the Marcus Foundation and advised private foundations as an endowment associate with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
Eileen is a native of Atlanta and lives intown with her husband and four children. She is most passionate about the Atlanta Jewish community, Israel, and her family.