When Bill Saltzman founded Camp Canadensis in 1941, he hired my great uncle, Sam Cozen, as camp’s first Head Counselor. I was thrilled when the opportunity arose in 2007 to partner with the Saltzman’s, reuniting our families after two generations!! As Camp’s Managing Owner, I am dedicated to making each summer as meaningful as possible for our campers. A Camp Akiba alum, my wife Sue and I had previously chosen Canadensis as the summer home for our children and we have witnessed first-hand how incredibly valuable it is for a child to experience summers as a Canadensis camper. Sue oversees our Health Center and, as a family and adolescent clinical therapist, is also a resource for our staff and helps them to stay on an even keel. We are pictured with our daughters Mel and Carli (CJ).
“There are no sweeter or more powerful memories than those of my Canadensis years…”
Our older son that you see in the picture is Will, who has finally joined the camp family as one of our campers! He is proudly named after his Paternal Great Grandfather; Camp Canadensis founder William Y. Saltzman, known to multiple generations of spirited campers as, ‘Uncle Bill’. I grew up at camp, as did my sisters, my Father Jim, and my Uncle Steve and Aunt Terri. There are no sweeter or more powerful memories than those of my Canadensis years – and a lifetime full of camp friends as well. My wife Erin and I are deeply involved in the larger community, she as a knowledgeable and respected physician with a Philadelphia based practice specializing in Endocrinology, and I as a Director with Oppenheimer & Co. The little one is Reagan, who can’t wait to be a camper like his big brother. We and the entire Saltzman family are so thrilled to have our long-time family friends, the Sukoniks, as part of our family as we continue to work to make each summer meaningful for generations to come.
TERRI SALTZMAN – RETIRED
“I want each and every summer to be the best it can possibly be!”
Camp Canadensis has become the most special place in the world since my father, “Uncle” Bill Saltzman, founded it in 1941. A summer has not gone by without me at camp, beginning as a camper, then CIT, becoming a counselor, and then group leader. I have done every job that there is to do at camp, including working in the office, managing the dining hall, making the menus, hiring the staff, bookkeeping, and purchasing. As camp’s owner, I want each and every summer to be the best it can possibly be! I continue to carry on all of the wonderful traditions and uphold the fine reputation for which Canadensis is known.