The Power of Sport: Using Sports at Camp to Teach Jewish Values


Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to change the world.” Sport has the power to change camp, too. At camp, sports evoke a variety of emotions from love to hate, joy to despair; they can create unity or division, delight or devastation. In this track, you will develop skills for creating a positive culture of sport at camp, uncovering what we gain from participation in sports and recognizing that sport can be a powerful tool for teaching Jewish values. We will also explore how to reimagine and redesign sports for this summer’s pandemic reality, while still harnessing the potential for sport to build community, resolve conflict, teach communication, or increase self-esteem.

  • Keywords: Cornerstone 2021 sport Sports & Games