Foundation for Jewish Camp
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The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), formerly known as the Foundation for Jewish Camping, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving North America. It serves as an advocate and resource for nonprofit Jewish camp professionals, lay leaders, families and others interested in the field.
FJC works with more than 150 camps, 70,000 campers, and 10,000 counselors to elevate the field of Jewish camp, conferring proper recognition and granting appropriate support to expand its impact across our community, so that camp can be a critical element of every Jewish young person's education.
FJC provides a comprehensive website to serve families searching for Jewish camps as well as detail out the programs it runs.
In 2008, 18 campers who attended Pinemere Camp did so with a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program, a program designed to attract new campers to Jewish identity-building camps. It is a joint project of the Philadelphia-based Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The program provided grants for campers in amounts ranging from $750 to $1,250. The majority of the Pinemere campers who received grants chose to return the following summer.
- About FJC, FJC Website
- Jason Collins (March 26, 2009). "Camp Incentive Program: Building Identity Along With Those Campfires". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "One Happy Camper of Greater Philadelphia; Summer 2013". Jewish Philly. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "Think Camp: Grants Enable Jewish Overnight Programs". Jewish Exponent. December 28, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
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