Officers

The Order of the Leaf Board of Directors is comprised of officers who have been elected by Leaf membership to serve the organization for a two-year term. The Board meets  regularly to coordinate activities, fundraising and communication efforts on behalf of the Order of the Leaf.

Adam Clay

President

Scott Black

Vice President

Eric Bloom

Executive Secretary

Linda Esterson

Secretary

Marilyn Riffkin

Treasurer

Toni Greenberg

Officer at Large

Jason Smulson

Officer at Large

The Order of the Leaf was founded in 1934 by the counselors of Camp Airy for the purpose of promoting the spirit of friendship among each other and of loyalty and service to the institution of which they are all a part.

The Order of the Leaf is the Camp Airy organization that all staff members are welcomed into after three years of service. Leaf provides an opportunity to maintain connections to each other and to the “Summer Home” we cherish, no matter how much time has passed since we served as Camp Airy staff members. We are a non-profit organization that focuses primarily on supporting camp and summer staff through financial support, the enhancement of camp facilities and provision of supplies and activities. The Order of the Leaf raises funds to support Camp Airy throughout the year.

Charter of the
Order of the Leaf

The Order of the Leaf was founded in 1934 by the counselors of Camp Airy for the purpose of promoting the spirit of friendship among each other and of loyalty and service to the institution of which they are all a part.

The Order of the Leaf is the Camp Airy organization that all staff members are welcomed into after three years of service. Leaf provides an opportunity to maintain connections to each other and to the “Summer Home” we cherish, no matter how much time has passed since we served as Camp Airy staff members. We are a non-profit organization that focuses primarily on supporting camp and summer staff through financial support, the enhancement of camp facilities and provision of supplies and activities. The Order of the Leaf raises funds to support Camp Airy throughout the year.

Founded
CAMP AIRY, THURMONT, MD.

Be it known to all that on this 29th day of August in the year 1934, the brotherhood of the Order of the Leaf has been duly organized by the senior members of the counsellors staff of Camp Airy for the purpose of promoting the spirit of friendship among each other and of loyalty to the institution of which they are a part.

The Officers of the organization are …

Grand Patron – Aaron Straus

Grand Councillor – William Pargman

High Councillor – David Lovett

High Council

Frank Cahn, Jerome Cohen, Jerome Feldman, Donald Frankel, Julius Halpern, Morton Kramer, Hy Lichtenstein, Leo Platt, Ben B. Rosenberg

Charter Members

Morris Bohrer, Charles Friedman, Aaron Levin, Herb Schmidt, Joseph Cahn, Nathan Goldman, David Lovett, Milton Seidman, Jerome Cohen, Richard Hahn, William Pargman, Jack Shapiro, Jerome Feldman, Julius Halpern, Leo Platt, Aaron Straus, Donald Frankel, Morton Kramer, Ben B. Rosenberg, George Weinstein, Harbert Friedberg, Hy Lichtenstein, Leonard Sackerman, Hugo Weisgal, Samuel Woal 

Learn more about the
Order of the Leaf’s history

Reunion

Come back to Camp!

Each fall, the Order of the Leaf hosts a Reunion Weekend for our Airy alumni. It’s a chance for former campers and staff to return to the special place they called their summer home for a few years or many decades. Leaf Weekend is full of activities and frivolity, and celebrates our connection to each other through our love for Camp Airy.

During Leaf Weekend, the Order of the Leaf’s Lifetime Passion Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates their Airy passion by embracing the guiding principles of the Order of the Leaf – friendship, loyalty and service – during and following their active participation on the Camp Airy staff.

The 2021 reunion will be held from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19, where we will honor Mike Schneider with the Lifetime Passion Award as part of the Order of the Leaf Presentation that Saturday at 6 p.m. If you cannot attend in person, we will be live-streaming the Presentation, which will also be archived for later viewing.

Questions about the weekend should be sent to  airyreunion@gmail.com

Camp Airy Order of the Leaf is a not-for-profit, 501C3 organization supporting Camp Airy

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