Specialty Summer Camps Launched With Grants

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 and Avi Chai foundations.

The new camps are intended to engage the 90 percent of Jews in grades 6-12 who, according to the Cohen Center at Brandeis University, do not report memorable summer overnight camp experiences.

The latest grant was announced this week during the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly in New Brunswick, N.J.

“Many camp-aged children were missing out on the transformative summers at Jewish camp because they wanted to spend their vacation honing a skill or developing a hobby,” explained Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of the camp foundation, in a statement. “The Specialty Camps Incubator allows for these kids to have both experiences in one setting.”

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