After a soft launch in 2013, Kunene decided to focus on creating BlackPhumelele Designs as a viable business. She set out to create a new line to show at New York Fashion Week. “There was a gap between being a designer, and designing while running a business,” Kunene states.
“It was surreal,” Kunene says of being a part of New York Fashion Week. “It got the word out there.”
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Jeff Lake Camp offers activities ranging from swimming, kayaking and sailing to cooking and pottery. “We are trying to give a nice and balanced opportunity to try a lot of different activities,” Rynar states.
In her older campers, Rynar describes seeing an authentic self, rather than a “social persona.” At the camp, there are no bad hair days and no outfits that aren’t right. “Our hair is in ponytails and none of my staff have makeup on,” she says. “We are role models for our girls.”
Jeff Lake Day Camp has provided a fun and loving environment for campers to have the summer day camp experience of a lifetime, ever since the first group of children arrived in 1958.