Session Info for Fellows
Thanks for your patience as we update the details for the 2019 Seminar. Check back in early Spring for complete details!
Specialty Tracks are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in one of 14 areas of camp programming. This allows you to explore an area you’re particularly interested in and form a stronger bond with an experienced Educator. Specialty Tracks also provide continuity across three sessions throughout the seminar.
You’ll register for ONE Specialty Track.
Electives offer opportunities to explore interests and develop skills beyond your in-depth Specialty Track. Sessions in block 1 are more content-focused and sessions in block 2 are generally more skill-development. Interact with a wider variety of dynamic faculty members, including Educators and Advisors!
Register for TWO electives, one in each session block.
Morning Mingles are opportunities for dynamic conversations about issues and ideas important to camp life. The topics of these facilitated discussions are based on common areas of interest. Morning Mingles are designed to help you share your perspectives and to gain new insight. Choose one topic for each block and COME PREPARED with one or two ideas to exchange with other Fellows. This is not a learning session as much as a sharing session to swap real-life examples and stimulate your imagination.
Register for TWO DIFFERENT Morning Mingles. Please do not sign up for the same topic twice, and remember to come prepared with related program(s), question(s), or idea(s) to SHARE!
“Spin it over and over, for everything is in it.” – Ben Bag Bag (Pirkei Avot 5:22)
Ever wonder about your options when you are creating programs in your camp? What are some different ways to shape the same idea to get the most out of it?
“Spin It!” will show you three different creative approaches to implementing the same content/theme. This session will also introduce you to a common program development framework and create shared language that will be instrumental in Action Plan development and very useful in any future activity planning.
These inventive and creative prayerful experiences are meant to help you consider fresh ways of approaching prayer or spirituality for yourself, your campers, or your peers.
You’ll register for TWO Eat•Pray•Dare sessions, one for Tuesday and one for Wednesday.
Evening Experiences are opportunities for Fellows and Liaisons together to dive deeper into personal development and to consider their own Jewish life and leadership beyond camp more broadly. Some sessions are available each night and some offered only once.
Register for TWO different Evening Experiences, one for Monday and one for Tuesday.
OPTIONAL Overnight Campout
Bring your sleeping bag and your appetite! Join our educator, Josh Lake, for an optional overnight experience: gather ’round the campfire late into the night, eat s’mores, sing-a-long with a guitar, experience and learn innovative campfire programming, and spend the evening dreaming beneath the stars!
If you choose to attend, you will leave for the overnight after Tuesday’s evening song+dance session and return before Breakfast on Wednesday morning.
NOTE: Please pack your own sleeping bag, flashlight, and warm clothes.