Camp Jernee provides custom designed recreational, educational and leadership programs for children and adults. Jerry Socherman and Bonnee Binker, owners of
Camp Jernee, have been providing activities and leadership in a safe, caring environment to children and families for over 50 years combined.

Among Camp Jernee’s vast portfolio are Community Day Camps, Corporate Camps, Leadership Training, Team Building, Staff Trainings, Birthdays Parties, and Corporate Picnics.

Jerry started working with children when he was in high school as a summer camp counselor at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center in Kendall. He spent the next 16 years at the JCC working in the Children and Family Services Department as he moved from counselor to supervisor to Department Manager and ultimately Camp Director. Along the way, Jerry received a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Miami and a Masters degree from Barry University in Human Resource Development Administration.

Bonnee has degrees in Early Childhood Development and Teaching. She taught Early Childhood for twelve years at Congregation Bet Breira and spent five years as the director of the preschool summer camp. In 1999, Bonnee joined Jerry at the Alper JCC and served as the Children and Teen Director and the Assistant Camp Director. In 2004, Bonnee received the Advanced Director’s Credential from the Department of Children and Families.

Camp Jernee is a Dade and Broward County School Partner, volunteering their time to several schools and school based organizations providing Leadership training and Teambuilding.  Bonnee and Jerry have been presenters and facilitators at career days, field days, leadership conferences and PTA meetings.  Camp Jernee is also working with Communities in Schools to provide leadership training and teambuilding to students at Edison Senior High.  The program is specifically designed to help these teens work towards improving their FCAT scores.  Camp Jernee has been proud to provide trainings for local organizations including the Drug Free Youth In Town (DFY IT) and Hands on Miami.  They also utilize their knowledge of programming and commitment to the South Florida community by partnering on projects with Burger King’s charitable foundation, BK Cares. 

In addition to their affiliation with many local organizations, schools and clubs, Jerry and Bonnee are both professional members of the American Camping Association and have been presenters at the Tri-state camping conference in New York City.   They also are members of the National After School Association and the Florida After School Alliance.