Call for Papers - Jewish Summer Camps as Educational Resources

The editors of the Journal of Jewish Education are planning a themed issue on Jewish summer camps.  We are seeking research on day or residential summer camps that self-identify as Jewish camps. The focus of the research is to be on camps as a Jewish educational resource. The camps may be located in North or South America, Europe or Israel and serve a camper population from between the age range of 5-17. Research on educational staff at camp and camp alumni is also most welcome.
We are interested in papers from a range of disciplinary vantage points including (but not limited to):
  • The history of Jewish camps
  • Sociological and ethnographic studies of the social and cultural dynamics of camp life
  • Evaluation studies of the educational impact of camp programs
  • Analyses of the educational challenges of creating Jewish programming at camp
  • Analyses of the challenges of creating and sustaining Jewishly-committed staff at camp
Intents are requested by August 15, 2017 and should include the name of the author(s), author contact information and working title.

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Updated: Aug. 08, 2017