Foundation for Jewish Camp announces grant cycle for new specialty camps


NEW YORK — The Foundation for Jewish Camp announced a new grant cycle to 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 Foundation and Avi Chai Foundation.

These new camps are intended to engage the 90 percent  of Jewish youth 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 during the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leader’s Assembly in New Brunswick, N.J. earlier this week.

“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 J. Fingerman, CEO of foundation, in a statement. “The Specialty Camps Incubator allows for these kids to have both experiences in one setting.”