The Jewish Learning Presence in JCC Day Camps: The Current Reality & Realizing the Potential

By Steven M. Cohen, Eitan Melchior

JCC Association (JCCA), March 10, 2011

Jewish community center (JCC) day camps enroll 65,000-70,000 campers and hire 12,000-14,000 staff members each summer. Yet very little is known about their Jewish programming or the impact of those programs. This study, based on a survey of camp directors, staff and parents at North American JCC day camps, examines, among other things, the extent to which Jewish learning activities are present in camp; the extent to which Jewish learning activities are valued; the Jewish educational background and training of the staff; and the perceptions of Jewish educational impact upon campers, staff, and parents.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Jewish Camp, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Youth, Educators, Jewish Content, Engagement, Education, Teachers, Camp, Community Centers

Funder: Harold Grinspoon Foundation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Canada , North America , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Melchior, Eitan. The Jewish Learning Presence in JCC Day Camps: The Current Reality & Realizing the Potential. JCC Association (JCCA). 10 March 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8787


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