New Jewish Specialty Camps: From Idea to Reality
In 2008 the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) launched the Specialty Camps Incubator thanks to a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. This innovative new program, modeled after a business incubator, was established to create five new nonprofit Jewish overnight camps dedicated to a specific skill or area of interest while introducing and integrating Jewish culture. One of the goals for the new specialty camps was to attract Jewish teens who were not attending Jewish camp. The Jim Joseph Foundation engaged Informing Change (formerly called BTW informing change) to design and implement a multi-year evaluation of the program and camps. The report that resulted is called New Jewish Specialty Camps: From Idea to Reality. It presents key findings and recommendations from the evaluation.
- Keywords: Evaluation Incubator Jim Joseph Foundation Specialty Camp