Staenberg Family Foundation funding additional renovations at Camp Sabra

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra is continuing renovations with a recent gift from the Staenberg Family Foundation. 

Enrollment climbs while campus renovations continue at the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra, thanks to a recent gift by the Staenberg Family Foundation. By the summer of 2016, a seventh new cabin, a new boys’ shower house and a new sports pavilion will be complete. 

These improvements follow a new health center, new unit pavilions, a new girls’ shower house, six new cabins, and new swim and sail docks that were completed last year, as well as the Fox Family Theatre, a gift from the Fox Family Foundation.

The new gift from the Staenberg Family Foundation brings the Foundation’s support for Camp Sabra to $2 million and will help ensure that facility improvements will continue well into the future. The gift requires Camp Sabra to complete upgrades to all cabins over the coming years. An eighth new cabin has already been secured, to be completed before summer 2016. In total, $3 million has been raised to date to support capital improvements at camp. 

The combination of renovations, staff and programming has led to a record early registration period. 

“We are so grateful to the Staenberg Family Foundation for this most recent gift and for their commitment to Sabra. All of our efforts are converging and, happily, we are seeing the results of years of planning, a honed staff selection process and intentional programming,” said Camp Sabra Director Terri Grossman. 

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“We received 100 percent accreditation from the American Camping Association last summer – which validates that we are providing an excellent, life-changing experience in a beautiful, safe and inspiring environment,” she said.

Camp Sabra has boasted 85 percent and 84 percent camper retention the past two summers, considered outstanding in the industry. Enrollment for 2016 is on track to far exceed last year’s numbers, based on early registration. Some age groups have already sold out and others are close to selling out for 2016. Interested families are urged to contact Kimberly Holtzman-Sloan, assistant director, at [email protected]. For more information, visit the camp’s  newly launched website,