It’s time for an new approach to Jewish summer camp

Research has indicated for years that Jewish overnight camp is one of the most effective ways for our children to develop lifelong Jewish friendships, to grow as individuals, and to form meaningful connections with the Jewish community and Israel.

And while this may in fact be true, there’s one big problem: 90% of Jewish children aren’t going to Jewish overnight camp.

Our article in eJewishPhilanthropy outlines the realities of today’s modern Jewish family and the need to invest in high-quality, intentional Jewish day camps like In the City Camp that expand the reach of the Jewish overnight camp model we know works.

The article is adapted from a speech we gave at the 2018 Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leader’s Assembly.

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