by: Foundation for Jewish Camp Articles & Press Releases October 23, 2023

Foundation for Jewish Camp and JCAMP 180® Partner to Present the Jewish Camp Summit in December 2024

The joint event will be host to two established conferences and run from December 8-11, 2024. 


October 24, 2023 – Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), are partnering to host a joint Jewish Camp Summit December 8-11, 2024. This event will be the first time the organizations will host their respective conferencesthe annual JCamp 180 Conference and FJC’s biennial Leaders Assemblyconsecutively and in a shared venue with intentional and collaborative planning.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation looks forward to the opportunity to bring together the entire Jewish camp community in one place to learn, network, and exchange ideas to advance the field,” says HGF President Winnie Sandler Grinspoon. “We look forward to being together with the entire camp community of professionals, lay leaders, and funders to meet the challenges of today and build for tomorrow.”

Jeremy J. Fingerman, CEO of FJC, adds that “Foundation for Jewish Camp was built on the values of collaboration and partnership—knowing that coming together as a field would benefit all camps. In line with this vision, we’re confident that coming together with JCamp 180 for The Jewish Camp Summit will better serve our camp leadership as we pave a trail toward a shared Jewish future.”

Jcamp 180 will kick off the joint event on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2024, with a full day of programming focused on camp governance issues as well as sessions on fundraising best practices. Then, Foundation for Jewish Camp’s 10th biennial Leaders Assembly will commence, with two full days of plenaries, sessions, networking, and off-site visits on a broad range of camp topics. While each of the two established conferences will retain its unique goals and formats, the two will share an overall theme and a joint reception in celebration of the entire field.

Sarah Eisinger, Director of JCamp 180, and Jamie Simon, Chief Program Officer of FJC, believe the Summit will contribute to sustaining Jewish camping for generations to come.



Aimee Lerner, aimee@jewishcamp.org, 646-278 4518 (Foundation for Jewish Camp)

Brently Heilbron, bheilbron@hgf.org, 512-354-6984 (JCamp 180)


About Foundation for Jewish Camp:

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is dedicated solely to expanding the reach and deepening the impact of Jewish summer camps. As central advocate and convener for the field, FJC scales financial support, programs, and resources benefiting over 300 nonprofit Jewish day and overnight camps that serve 180,000 young people across North America each summer. For more information, visit www.jewishcamp.org.


About JCamp 180:

For more than 25 years, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and its JCamp 180 program have been investing in the success of Jewish summer camps through grants, coaching, professional development programs and an annual conference. JCamp 180’s consultants train camp professionals and lay leaders on best practices for effective board governance, strategic planning, and fundraising, and the foundation has created a pipeline to camp through its PJ Library® program. JCamp 180 currently works with more than 150 overnight and day camps across North America. To learn more, visit www.JCamp180.org

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