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Building on the success of its previous two Incubators, the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has announced support of five new specialty camps as part of Incubator III. The new camps will open their doors for the summer of 2018. Since 2010, the nine Specialty Camps incubated have served over 6,000 campers – with nearly half reporting that they had never attended a Jewish camp before. The camps continue to surpass enrollment and retention goals, proving the demand for Jewish specialty options in the summer camp marketplace. FJC expects that each of these new specialty camps will serve approximately 300 campers and 40 college-aged counselors per summer with a cumulative potential of serving 1,500 campers and 200 college-aged counselors by the summer of 2021.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2016
The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is pleased to solicit proposals for Specialty Camps Accelerator II, funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. The model is built on the success to-date of a process used for the two FJC Specialty Camp Incubator cohorts, which helped open 9 new Jewish specialty camps over the past 7 years with the partnership and support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and the AVI CHAI Foundation. Designed to ensure excellence and success, Specialty Camps Accelerator II aims to achieve the joint vision of the AVI CHAI Foundation and the FJC: to increase experiential Jewish learning, strengthen Jewish continuity, and foster strong Jewish social networks among Jewish children and youth.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2015
In 2008 the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) launched the Specialty Camps Incubator thanks to a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. This innovative new program, modeled after a business incubator, was established to create five new nonprofit Jewish overnight camps dedicated to a specific skill or area of interest while introducing and integrating Jewish culture. One of the goals for the new specialty camps was to attract Jewish teens who were not attending Jewish camp. The Jim Joseph Foundation engaged Informing Change (formerly called BTW informing change) to design and implement a multi-year evaluation of the program and camps. Their report presents key findings and recommendations from the evaluation.
Updated: Sep. 22, 2014