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Jewish Camp in the News — Week of 2/2/15

Here's what's been happening in the camping world this week:  Tablet: “The Zionist Dream in the Poconos” http://tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/188628/zionist-dream-poconos American Israelite: “Overnight Jewish camp develops future leaders” ...

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Jewish Camp In the News – Week of 4/21/14

Here’s some news on camp from the past two weeks: Chabad.org (also appeared in CrownHeights.com): “At Biennial Camp Conference, Directors Talk Anything but ‘Bunk’” TheCelebrityCafe.com: ...

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Jewish Camp In the News – Week of 4/7/14

Here’s some news on camp from this week: eJewish Philanthropy: “Knowing When To Let Go” eJewish Philanthropy: “T...

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Jewish Camp in the News – Week of 3/31/14

Here’s some news on camp from this week: Huffington Post: “New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens” eJewish Philanthropy: “...

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Jewish Camp in the News – Week of 3/24/14

Here’s some news on camp from this week: eJewish Philanthropy: “The Tech Side of Camp” New Jersey Jewish News: “Camp ...

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Day Camp Exploration

Over the past 15 years, Foundation for Jewish Camp has worked hand in hand with overnight camps to create and professionalize the field of Jewish camp.  As our field evolves and Jewish camp is now ever more present in the lexicon of the Jewish community, we are pleased to share that FJC is now beginning to explore how we may add value to the day camp world. As the central address for nonprofit...

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A Snapshot of Camp Philanthropy

Right now, across North America, over 1,200 Jewish summer campers are becoming philanthropists. At 43 camps, groups of teens are developing mission statements, examining Jewish texts and values, reviewing grant proposals, making site visits, and awarding $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations. The program encourages campers to “learn by giving,” and will generate at least $40,000 in grants t...

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A Happy and Healthy Summer

This post originally appeared on the Camp Ramah Darom blog. In last year’s parent survey, many of our parents told us that their children need healthier options while they are at camp. We couldn’t agree more, and are pleased to tell you about several improvements we are making t...

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Lucky

The fellows arrive today for the 2012 Cornerstone Fellowship.  Now in it's 10th year, Cornerstone is the largest and longest running program that FJC organizes.  We'll be offering updates on what's going on at the seminar for returning counselors as well as offering insight from various types of participan...

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The Volunteer-Professional Partnership: Takeaways from Leaders Assembly 2012

On Sunday, March 11th at Leaders Assembly, camp professionals and camp lay leaders attended high-level skill-building workshops. Michelle Koplan, executive director of B’nai B’rith Camp in Oregon, and Irv Potter, BB Camp’s past president and lay leader, share their account of the “Navigating the Volunteer/Professional Partnership” workshop below. Irv Potter: Michelle, after a...

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