CORNERSTONE 2024 SEMINAR
Sunday, May 19, 2024 through Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Capital Camps, Waynesboro, PA
Join hundreds of the best Jewish camp counselors from Jewish camps across North America for FJC’s Cornerstone Fellowship!
WHAT IS THE CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP?
- A gathering of the STRONGEST counselors nominated from 60+ camps
- Four days of exchanging IDEAS, attending workshops, trainings & immersive experiences
- An opportunity to connect with others who are PASSIONATE about Jewish camp
WHY BE A CORNERSTONE FELLOW?
- Develop SKILLS to make a positive, innovative IMPACT on your community
- Include this PRESTIGIOUS fellowship on your resume
- Interact with prominent EXPERTS across a wide variety of fields
- Join a NETWORK of 5,000+ alumni from across North America and Israel
Returning counselors are the “cornerstones” of their camp. Over the last 20+ years, 5,300+ Fellows have participated in this transformative leadership experience.
Being a part of the Cornerstone Fellowship includes attending a 4-day seminar in the spring, and bringing new ideas, programs and initiatives back to camp. At the Cornerstone Seminar, 400 staff members from Jewish camps across North America come together for workshops, song sessions, and campfires, learning from seasoned faculty and from each other. Fellows share “magic” and ideas among their camps, creating a new type of camp community.
Cornerstone offers an important professional development opportunity for senior camp staff, who supervise counselors’ progress throughout the Cornerstone program. Both Fellows and senior camp staff are supported by a faculty Advisor, who provides coaching throughout the summer so goals, visions, and action plans can be implemented successfully.
I love Cornerstone so so much, it gives my camp the opportunity to look outside of itself and its movement to see how things can be developed and done differently.Cornerstone Fellow, 2020
I was reminded of the experiences that have shaped who I am and where I am in my life. This reflection has helped me relate better to my campers and be a more successful counselor this summer.Cornerstone Fellow
We were so impressed by the way Cornerstone was able to make the online experience so impactful for our staff. Thank you for supporting us and modelling excellence. We could not have provided what we did this summer to our staff and campers without you!DirectorCamp Kadimah
Cornerstone reminded me of the reasons that I am so strongly connected to camp and why I am still coming back.Cornerstone Fellow
I am learning how to bring meaningful programs to camp that will elevate the Shabbat experience overall. It was really incredible speaking with other camp leaders and discussing the different ways in which our camps run and how we all facilitate Shabbat and related programming.Cornerstone Fellow
Our Fellows LOVED the seminar! They came back with songs, dances, and programming ideas… They loved meeting people from all different camps, the programming, and feeling part of something bigger than just our own camp.Shoshi RothschildLiaison, Camp Kinneret-Biluim
It was there I realized it wasn’t just my camp I loved, it was Jewish camping…There was something about the camp feeling that was transferable beyond any one camp... I left that conference knowing that Jewish Camping was not just something I did over the summer, but was a viable career opportunity.Brianna SpatzLiaison, Camp JRF
Cornerstone sessions have helped me become a stronger, more creative and effective leader and advisor. Through real life situations, hands-on activities, and community building, Cornerstone brings the magic of camp to these counselors before they even begin their summer.Sarah AttermanLiaison, Camp Ramah Darom