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Camp Census

Data is uniquely important to building the field of Jewish camp. This Census collects data that is aggregated, analyzed, and shared back through reports that identify trends and learnings and give us better leverage to advocate for the field.

CENSUS FINDINGS

Day Camp Census

The findings reported here represent day camps during summer 2017. They derive from 165 completed surveys, an increase of 35 over the number participating than in the 2016 day camp survey. Still, the field of Jewish day camp is larger still, and we expect the sample to grow as we build more connections in the coming years. While we have no complete and definitive list of Jewish day camps in North America, we do know that the vast majority of youngsters attend camps that are associated with the JCC Association (JCCA) and the smaller networks of Jewish day camps participating in this study. We acknowledge that
Chabad day camps are significantly underreported, as are individual day camps run by Conservative and Reform congregations, across North America.

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Read the Full 2017 Report (PDF)
Read the Full 2016 Report (PDF)

Overnight Camp Census

The overnight FJC network of camps included 160 camps in 2017. This is the same number of camps as in 2016. The 147 camps that completed the survey in time to be part of this analysis registered enrollment growth of 1.8% since 2016. To calculate the continental camp enrollment total, we imputed the enrollment for the non-responding camps by using their enrollment figures from 2016 (or 2015, if there was no 2016 submission). In a few instances, based on available information, we slightly adjusted these imputed estimates.

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Read the Full 2017 Report (PDF)

Read the Full 2016 Report (PDF)