Mission & Vision

Our Mission
The Foundation for Jewish Camp unifies and galvanizes the field of Jewish overnight camp and significantly increases the number of children participating in transformative summers at Jewish camp, assuring a vibrant North American Jewish community.

Our Vision
Summers at Jewish overnight camp turn Jewish youth into spirited and engaged Jewish adults, laying the groundwork for strong Jewish communities. The Foundation for Jewish Camp aspires to elevate the field of Jewish camp, conferring proper recognition and granting appropriate support to expand its impact across our community, so that camp can be a critical element of every Jewish young person's education.

Our strategy
As we look toward the future, we support our mission and vision with four areas of focus:

  1. Camper Acquisition: Grow Enrollment
  2. Program Excellence: Foster Retention
  3. Leadership Development: Ensure a Strong Future
  4. Community Engagement: Achieve Sustainability

We have outlined new priorities to support these areas of focus:

  1. Addressing affordability:  FJC is engaged in Project SABABA, a feasibility study measuring the interest in and viability of a more accessible camp model.
  2. Fostering connections: Creating avenues for camps to link with schools, communities, and synagogues to share educational best practices and drive enrollment growth.
  3. Increasing Awareness:  Promoting Jewish camp through a national ad campaign and increase/improve the use of technology across the field.
  4. Creating innovative programming:  Cutting-edge educational development to enhance Jewish, Israel, and general program content.
If you would like to request a copy of our strategic plan (2011-2016), please email us at info@jewishcamp.org.

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