Text Size:

FJC Awards Innovative Engagement Grants to 8 Camps

June 28, 2016

Source: E-Jewish Philanthropy

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has announced the winners of the “I Belong to Jewish Camp” Innovative Engagement Initiative. The grant, funded by an anonymous donor, sought to increase the number of children attending Jewish camp and more deeply engage and welcome a more diverse camper (and their families) community. FJC received over 60 responses from overnight and day camps, communities and other organizations to develop new outreach and/or programmatic initiatives that engage one or more of the following constituencies:

  • Interfaith/Multi-ethnic – Engaging interfaith & multi-ethnic families
  • Israel – Creating a community with diverse perspectives on Israel
  • LGBTQ – LGBTQ camper, staff & family engagement
  • Disabilities – Making our community more inclusive of campers with disabilities
  • Emerging Jewish Leaders – Engaging & retaining students & young adults
  • Teens – Attracting & retaining more Jewish teens in Jewish summer experiences
  • Engaging families with young kids – Engaging families as they make pivotal decisions

Click here to read the entire article