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  • New and improved Jewish camps for our gilded age

    March 16, 2016 | 2:39 pm

    At the oldest Jewish summer camp in New England, you can hike, swim, sail — and now fly through the air with the greatest of ease.

    The Camp Modin trapeze center, “the first of its kind in North America,” is a “revolutionary design” with a “state-of-the-art inflatable landing...

  • New grant program will extend Jewish camp outreach

    March 16, 2016 | 12:12 pm

    For some children, attending Jewish summer camp is a quintessential part of growing up Jewish. But not all families can find the kinds of camps that fit their children’s needs or appeal to their interests.

    This month, as part of a nationwide effort to get more children, teenagers...

  • From disable to enable: Summer camp shifts focus

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    February 12, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    The positive impact that summer camps have on Jewish identity is no secret, but a report released last year by the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) found that much progress remains in making this a viable opportunity for young people with special needs. 

    To help move things...

  • BunkConnect program offering bargains for first-time campers

    February 11, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Think Expedia or Hotels.com or countless other vacation discount finders online, but instead to connect kids to Jewish camps.

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp announced Monday that it is piloting a new program this summer offering first-time campers from middle- and lower-income...

  • Study: Jewish summer camps increasingly attune to special needs kids

    May 2, 2013 | 9:57 am

    A study released by the Foundation for Jewish Camp showed overnight camps are growing increasingly aware of the needs of children with disabilities.

    The organization on Wednesday said the study showed a greater number of retreats for Jewish youth offered unique services to a...

  • More options for modern Orthodox campers

    February 27, 2013 | 9:05 am

    Camp Judah West, which has run travel and sports camps in West Los Angeles for the past four years, has procured a rental location near San Diego and is organizing a five-week summer camp session based on the ideals of Jewish camping, Zionism and Torah. 

    Targeting Modern Orthodox...

  • Donors struggling to defray the rising costs of Jewish camp

    January 24, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Spending the summer at Jewish overnight camp once was a spartan affair, often little more than a collection of ramshackle buildings scattered in the woods by a placid lake.

    Those were the days.

    "Today it's all about the toys," said Rabbi Allan Smith, the former head of the...

  • Parents find new benefit to Jewish camp: Freedom from themselves

    March 19, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    When she took the stage recently before an audience of 400 Jewish camping enthusiasts, Lenore Skenazy wasted no time in addressing why she is known as “America’s Worst Mom.”

    The author of a 2008 column in The New York Times describing how she let her 9-year-old son ride the...

  • Camp foundation grant to fund new specialty camps

    March 15, 2012 | 10:15 am

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s new grant cycle will fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.

    The Specialty Camps Incubator II funding cycle represents the second stage of an $8.6 million grant jointly funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Avi Chai...