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Camp Works for Web

Camp Works for Web

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 CAMPWORKS
 
THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMP
EVIDENCE FROM 26 U.S. JEWISH POPULATIONSTUDIES ON ADULT JEWISH ENGAGEMENT 
 
Steven M. Cohen, Ron Miller, Ira M. Sheskin, Berna Torr 
Spring 2011
EVIDENCE FROM 26 U.S. JEWISH POPULATIONSTUDIES ON ADULT JEWISH ENGAGEMENT 
 CAMPWORKS
 
THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMP
Printed on recycled paper using non-toxic toner inks and wind power.© 2011 Foundation or Jewish Camp
 
PREFACE
1
INTRODUCTION
4
METHODS
8
RESULTS
10
CONCLUSION
16
REFERENCES
18
METHODOLOGY NOTES
22
 APPENDIX TABLES
26
 AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES
32
PREFACE
Jewish summer camp has long been associated withthe North American Jewish community. The oldestcamps are more than 100 years old, and in 2010, vebrand-new camps joined the eld.
Over the last century, camps closed and opened, and hundred o thousands o Jewish children and young adults have spent their summer days and nights embracedand shaped by the communities created within them. These camp alumni endedeach summer with lielong riendships, a commitment to Jewish community, andunorgettable memories.Prior to the creation o the Foundation or Jewish Camp, there was no nationalorganization dedicated solely to expanding the reach o Jewish overnight camp anddeepening its impact. Robert and Elisa Spungen Bildner, young entrepreneurialphilanthropists, established the Foundation or Jewish Camp in 1998 to ll thatneed. As the central address or nonprot Jewish overnight camps in North America,the Foundation works with camps rom all streams o Jewish belie and practice tostrengthen their management and program, and with communities to increase andpromote enrollment. Utilizing a variety o approaches and respecting the diversityo camps and movements, the Foundation works to ensure that each camp deliversthe best possible Jewish camp experience or every child.For many readers, the exciting ndings contained in the coming pages won’t besurprising; rather they will conrm one’s own experience or those o riends or amilymembers. For others, this new analysis will enable you to think about the variedways Jewish summer camp can have a positive aect on the lives o your childrenand on the sustainability o your community. And or others, this report providesthe reason they will choose to send their child to a nonprot Jewish overnight camp,
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