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Jewish summer camp is a special place where children and young adults can be their freest to experiment, explore, succeed, and fail. FJC provides grants, incentives, and training programs to ensure Jewish camps have everything they need to welcome and care for everyone who enters their gates. 

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Accessibility & Inclusion

Foundation for Jewish Camp is committed to ensuring that every Jewish child—regardless of ability—is able to experience joyous Jewish summers.

FJC’s current accessibility and inclusion initiatives and offerings can be found below. For more information, email yashar@jewishcamp.org.

The Yashar Initiative

The $12 million accessibility grant initiative generously funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation aims to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities at Jewish summer day and overnight camps.

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Mental Health

As an immersive, social environment centered around growth and belonging, camps are uniquely positioned for self-discovery and strengthening confidence, interpersonal skills, and resiliency. Foundation for Jewish Camp is committed to continuing to provide quality mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH) support to the everchanging challenges campers and staff are bringing to camps.

FJC’s current mental health initiatives and offerings can be found below. For more information, email Program Manager Jill Goldstein Smith at jill@jewishcamp.org.

Yedid Nefesh Initiative

Thanks to a visionary gift from The Marcus Foundation, Foundation for Jewish Camp provides more than 100 day and overnight camps with financial and programmatic support to address mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH) in holistic ways – supporting camps’ hiring qualified mental health professionals on their staff, enhancing counselor training, integrating wellness programming into activity areas, and developing other ways to create cultural change within their camp communities year-round. 

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