Nikki Ray Memorial Camp Scholarship

Rolling River Day Camp  is deeply saddened to announce the loss of our incredible, longtime Theater Arts Director Nikki Ray to her long battle with cancer. For over 10 years, Nikki was a staple in the Sea Breeze Theater, directing and producing dozens of Upper Camp Theater Shows.

Her vivacious and infectious personality encouraged even the most timid campers, CITs and counselors to get up on stage and showcase their talent. Nikki was truly part of the Rolling River extended family.

In addition to enrolling her own sons at camp, Nikki spoke so highly of her experience at RRDC that she recruited her brother, nephews, cousins and friends to be part of her camp family. Nikki touched thousands of lives at Rolling River and she will be greatly missed by everyone at her summer home.

Her family has asked to dedicate a 2016 Campmates Scholarship in her memory.  Established in 2010, The Campmates Program  works in conjunction with New Horizon Counseling Center to sponsor tuition-free camp experiences at Rolling River for nominated local children.   To date, the Campmates Program has sent over 40 children to Rolling River Day Camp at no cost to the families.  

Testimonial from a Campmates Parent:
“We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for everything you have done to make it possible for our son to attend Rolling River. He has had the experience of a lifetime and we are so thankful to you for providing him with this camp scholarship in conjunction with PCC and the generous businesses that support the program. We were somewhat apprehensive about starting a full-day camp program because of his social delays. We now have noticed such a positive change since starting. He recently requested that we contact some of the children on his campmate list for playdates. We are so proud of the progress he has made!”
  • Mary Browne 
    • $50 
    • 66 mos
  • Amy McVetty 
    • $50 
    • 66 mos
  • Leslie and Gary Minzer 
    • $300 
    • 66 mos
  • Christine Persico 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
  • Eunice Singer 
    • $50 
    • 67 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Marissa Goodman Allaben 
Organizer
East Rockaway, NY
Lisa Gallo 
Beneficiary
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