Community Care

Take a look at our schedule of events and resources listed below to learn about community care programs. For assistance with community care, please reach out to Maryn Gordon, Program Manager – community care by emailing maryn.gordon@jewishcamp.org.

Fellowship Opportunities

Mental Health Graduate Student Fellowship

The Mental Health Graduate Student Fellowship is designed for students currently enrolled in graduate school program with a focus on a mental health field to grow on-the-job skills while working at their camp, connect with a peer cohort, and learn from expert mental health facilitators!

• Fellows will participate in 3 hours of professional development pre-summer, weekly 1-hour meetings during summer, and a 1-hour post-summer debrief — all facilitated by licensed social workers.
• Camps will receive funding ($3,000 or more) to help offset costs of the Fellow’s role this summer.
• FJC anticipates accepting a maximum of 10 fellows for this program.

Apply Now

Applications are open now thru March 5th!

The application should be completed by the prospective Fellow, with a letter of support from camp leadership.

Calendar of Events
3/3-3/4: MESSH Conference in NYC

Camp mental health professionals & other camp leaders! Save the date for two days of workshops on supporting the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health of youth and young adults! Stay tuned for more info.

This event, run in partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, is part of FJC’s Yedid Nefesh initiative but open to all camp staff.

REGISTER: https://jewishcamp.org/youth-development-wellbeing-conference/

4/12: Community of Practice Gathering

Apr. 12, 2024 12-1:30pm ET – Register for the Spring 2024 monthly Community of Practice gatherings for Jewish Camp mental health professionals!

This space is an opportunity for mental health professionals working at Jewish day and overnight camps to connect, deepen their professional network, share resources, discuss ideas, and more.

Open to all camps’ mental health professionals

Powered by the Yedid Nefesh initiative

*Please register for ONE session PER month!

REGISTER: https://foundationforjewishcamp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuGgqzkoGN1wCpq_5XNZWEnjLnSKPCAo

4/14: Community of Practice Gathering

Apr. 14, 2024 1-2:30pm ET – Register for the Spring 2024 monthly Community of Practice gatherings for Jewish Camp mental health professionals!

This space is an opportunity for mental health professionals working at Jewish day and overnight camps to connect, deepen their professional network, share resources, discuss ideas, and more.

Open to all camps’ mental health professionals

Powered by the Yedid Nefesh initiative

*Please register for ONE session PER month!

REGISTER: https://foundationforjewishcamp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuGgqzkoGN1wCpq_5XNZWEnjLnSKPCAo

5/3: Community of Practice Gathering

May 3, 2024 12-1:30pm ET – Register for the Spring 2024 monthly Community of Practice gatherings for Jewish Camp mental health professionals!

This space is an opportunity for mental health professionals working at Jewish day and overnight camps to connect, deepen their professional network, share resources, discuss ideas, and more.

Open to all camps’ mental health professionals

Powered by the Yedid Nefesh initiative

*Please register for ONE session PER month!

REGISTER: https://foundationforjewishcamp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuGgqzkoGN1wCpq_5XNZWEnjLnSKPCAo

5/5: Community of Practice Gathering

May 5, 2024 1-2:30pm ET – Register for the Spring 2024 monthly Community of Practice gatherings for Jewish Camp mental health professionals!

This space is an opportunity for mental health professionals working at Jewish day and overnight camps to connect, deepen their professional network, share resources, discuss ideas, and more.

Open to all camps’ mental health professionals

Powered by the Yedid Nefesh initiative

*Please register for ONE session PER month!

REGISTER: https://foundationforjewishcamp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuGgqzkoGN1wCpq_5XNZWEnjLnSKPCAo

 

Resources, Training and Community Organizations
Disabilities and Inclusion Community Organizations

Shutaf: Inclusion Guide – Shutaf

Keshet: Keshet – An Organization for Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities

Neurodiverse at Camp: Home

Franki Bagdadi: Franki Bagdade M. Ed. LLMSW, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Focused Services: My mission through FAAB Consulting and Franki Bagdade Therapy is to ensure that education, parent support, mental health services, coaching, camp and recreation programs are accessible for those who are neurodivergent

Community Care Camp Services

The Jewish Braille Institute – Helping to bring people of all ages and backgrounds who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled gain access to Jewish life, learning, and culture through braille, large print, and audio texts.  JBI offers a wide range of free customized materials in braille, audio, and large print formats. For more information about producing accessible materials for your camp, please contact Daniel Gamble at dgamble@jbilibray.org.

Ease – Offering online staff training & camper education on Consent, Boundaries, Relationships & Sex Ed & more for people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, etc.).

 

Programs and Initiatives

Yedid Nefesh  Yashar Initiative