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 Jewish camps in North America, FJC works with camps from all streams of Jewish belief and practice to promote excellence in their management and programming as well as with communities to increase awareness and promote enrollment growth. Our efforts highlight the value and importance of the nonprofit Jewish camp experience to parents, leaders, and communities. Consistent with our strategic plan, we employ a variety of approaches to ensure that each camp delivers the best possible experience for every child and the opportunities are growing to include every child that desires to experience Jewish camp.
At our upcoming Leaders Assembly, March 23-25, 2014, we will explore together how the entire field of Jewish camp can move forward together. We know this gathering will be an important one for all of us.
We look forward to continuing the partnerships we have with the camp movements, independent camps, and others as well as the community leaders – foundations, federations, and philanthropists – that have sought our guidance and also expressed interest in FJC entering the day camp arena.