Hi Perlman families – Mollie here! As the week progresses, bidding is really starting to pick up in our Second Annual Online Auction for Perlman Camp Scholarship Fund! Already, we are seeing several bids come in from across bunks and families. Thank you!

With so much exciting activity, we hope to clarify a few frequently asked questions. Please see below and feel free to email Mollie at mollie@perlmancamp.org with any additional questions that we should add to the list.

Happy Bidding!


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the auction raise money for?

All proceeds benefit the Perlman Camp Annual Campaign for Camper Scholarship to ensure every child can afford a summer camp experience at Perlman, regardless of financial need. Last year, this auction raised over $16,000 towards the $190,000 of tuition assistance that allowed 75 campers to experience Perlman’s summer magic.

Why do we do an online auction?

Perlman’s Parent Committee has conducted an annual auction fundraiser to support one of our core beliefs: to ensure that every child can afford a summer camp experience at Perlman.

For many years, Perlman parents have enjoyed participating in a summer auction to support our community’s annual scholarship needs. Our Parent Committee recently decided to shift from a live auction on Visiting Day to an Online Auction that runs throughout the summer.

The online auction is now a fun way for families to participate in their child’s summer, and to work with other bunk parents to win exciting in-camp experiences for their children’s bunks. The in-camp experiences are a wonderful bonding opportunity for campers and their bunks to try something extra to the daily schedule. The out-of-camp experiences are equally as valuable in scoring a great set of tickets or items for the whole family to enjoy!

We thank all participants in donating this gift to the community!

Are incamp experiences available both First and Second Session? What about for Full Summer campers?

Yes, they are! In hopes of squeezing in all of the fun and exciting prizes, bidding for First Session in-camp experiences starts June 26 at 9am and closes June 29 at 9pm. Bidding for Second Session in-camp experiences begins July 24 at 9am and closes July 27 at 9pm.

Full session families are encouraged to bid on both!

Will any incamp items be matched?

Due to constraints on scheduling and programmatic logistics, we are very limited in what matching opportunities we can offer. Please contact Mollie after bidding closes if you are interested in any matching opportunities.

If I have two kids in separate bunks, can I arrange for both bunks to receive an incamp experience?

Because of the constraints described in the question above, we encourage parents to bid on separate items for each child’s bunk. Once the bidding is closed, we will contact all winning bidders to confirm which bunk should receive each in-camp experience. Our program team will ensure that all campers’ experiences are scheduled before the summer is over!

Why do the out-of-camp items run the full length of the auction?

Most out-of-camp items are open for bidding for the full length of the auction to ensure that parents of both First and Second Session campers have an opportunity to bid on them. A few select items are connected to events that happen prior to the end of the auction, so bidding on those items close early.

Can parents coordinate to bid as a group for an in-camp experience for their children’s bunk?

Yes! There are several in-camp experience items offered for the entire bunk, and parents can join together as a group to bid on those items. If you’re interested in coordinating with the other parents in your camper’s bunk, please email Mollie who can help coordinate. She will provide you with a list of email addresses and a template to send out to the entire bunk!