We’re counting down—only six weeks until Leaders Assembly 2012!
What can you expect at this one-of-a-kind conference?
THE SHUK: Your Jewish Camp Marketplace
An “ideas exhibition” will feature organizations and individuals with experiential education expertise. Our hand-picked vendors offer a diverse spectrum of ways to connect to Judaism at camp, and will showcase programs aimed at helping camps engage a larger market segment of North American Jewry.
DO MORE WITH LESS: A Keynote with Nancy Lublin
In her recent book Zilch, Nancy Lublin proposes that “zero” can be a powerful mechanism for nonprofits. “Starting with zero isn’t a problem for [nonprofits]. It’s a challenge that we rise to everyday. Zilch is what drives us to be more innovative, more passionate, more creative.” How can we do more with less? Nancy will share how operating from a “zilch” perspective ultimately led her projects Dress for Success and Do Something to thrive.
CREATE YOUR OWN AGENDA: Peer-to-Peer Programming
Our unique conference format puts the agenda in your hands. What are your burning questions? What topics are most challenging in your work? With the guidance of savvy facilitators, you’ll have the chance to craft our agenda in real time.
FROM HIGH ROPES TO HIGHER ED: Experiential Education on the National Agenda
Jewish camps have always used experiential education to build Jewish identity in America. Last year, the Jim Joseph Foundation granted $45 million to the country’s top three Jewish educational institutions to significantly increase the number of trained Jewish educators. In a rare public conversation, learn from the leaders of these institutions—Richard M. Joel (Yeshiva University), Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D. (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion), and Arnold M. Eisen (Jewish Theological Seminary)—how and why experiential education is being prioritized on the national agenda.
UPDATED: MARCH 11th SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS
We have expanded the capacity of our skill-building workshops for camp professionals, lay leaders, and educators on March 11th. We have also updated our session originally dedicated to managing special needs campers to include all types of children with challenging behaviors. If you would like to modify your workshop selections, please update your registration.
Know anyone who is interested but not yet registered?
Tell them to REGISTER TODAY: www.jewishcamp.org/leaders
We look forward to seeing you in March!