January 24, 2008
Solar panels, radio station keep Jewish camps current
(Page 2 - Previous Page)JCA Shalom's Kaplan describes facilities as "an added bonus. Bottom line is, you can be in tents in the woods. If the program is fantastic, the campers will return."
Mom Ellen Rabin agrees: "There are other Ramah camps that have lakes and horses ... but [my kids] don't care.... I go up there and think it's hot and dusty, but they love it. I think, as parents, we sometimes overanalyze."
The Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camping, the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation, offers incentive grants for eligible first-time campers attending a three-week or longer session at a participating Jewish camp in California. For information and application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the Federation has a limited number of vouchers for day and residential camps in southern California for children of recent immigrants.
For further information, please contact (323) 761-8333.
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