FAQs

Who should attend Leaders Assembly?

Leaders Assembly is right for anyone interested in building a strong Jewish future. The field of Jewish camp is made up of many constituents – camp professionals, lay leaders, educators, communal professionals, and emerging Jewish leaders. With an array of sessions and workshops, networking opportunities and plenaries you will find significant benefits to attending the conference, no matter your role.

CAMP PROFESSIONALS

Leaders Assembly is created for a diverse set of year-round professionals, regardless of experience or portfolio. Veteran camp directors, new assistant directors, fundraising and marketing professionals will find a wide array of sessions to choose from. We encourage you to bring your lay leaders as well to see how your camp fits within the broader Jewish camp conversation.

LAY LEADERS

Lay leaders are critical to the work we do on the local and field-wide level. Your presence at Leaders Assembly helps each camp move to the next level in fundraising, attracting new markets, upgrading facilities and programs and your expertise is invaluable to the field.

EDUCATORS

Jewish camping is at the forefront of experiential education. Whether you’re an educator at camp during the summer or a year-round Jewish educator, you’ll find Leaders Assembly to offer unparalleled opportunities for networking and expanding your impact on the next generation.

COMMUNAL PROFESSIONALS

If you’re looking to develop a local Jewish camp initiative or deepen your community’s Jewish camp agenda, you’ll find Leaders Assembly an invaluable place to discuss why and how Jewish camp can be a priority for your community.

FUTURE JEWISH LEADERS

Leaders Assembly is an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in this field, gain a clear understanding of the current trends, and find the motivation and mentors to make your dreams a reality.

Why is FJC doing an in-person conference?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FJC embraced our role as a convener of the field – to connect, share, and support each other. Inspired by the successful in-person experiences of the camps during Summers 2020 and 2021, we are hopeful that with thorough planning and a commitment to the health and safety of our community, we will be able to finally come together in person in December. Of course, we know that nothing in our world today is a given, and should circumstances necessitate alternative plans, we will act with agility and openly communicate those to attendees.

Will there be an opportunity to attend virtually?

Leaders Assembly 2022 is being planned as an in-person event. While we do plan to share resources from the conference, currently, there is no plan to offer hybrid or virtual sessions.

We understand that the prospect of attending an in-person gathering of the Jewish camp field may inspire hope and excitement for some, while stirring anxiety and discomfort for others. Until we have a clearer sense of what December 2022 will hold for us, we hope you’ll join us in looking forward to this event with anticipation, optimism, and flexibility.

What kind of COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be employed at Leaders Assembly?

The safety of our attendees is our highest priority. All attendees must be fully vaccinated per current CDC recommendations. As we get closer, we’ll share detailed health and safety protocols, all of which will abide by recommendations and guidelines from both local agencies and the CDC. We thank you for your partnership in helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

I’d like to be part of the Exhibitor Hall.

Great, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please contact Randi Honig at randi@jewishcamp.org.

I’d like to be a conference sponsor.

We appreciate your support! Please contact Corey Cutler at corey@jewishcamp.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Can I buy a list of your attendees?

Sorry. To protect the privacy of our community members, we do not publicly distribute a list of conference attendees.

What is the conference attire?

Conference attire is “camp” business casual on Sunday and Monday.

Then on Tuesday show your camp spirit by wearing your favorite camp-branded attire! We’ve got spirit yes we do, we’ve got spirit, how ‘bout YOU?!

I need special accommodations to attend. Who should I contact?

Please let us know what special accommodations you require when completing your registration. For further questions, please contact assembly@jewishcamp.org.

I have specific dietary needs, how will they be met?

If you have specific dietary needs, please let us know what they are when completing your registration. All meals and refreshments are certified Glatt Kosher prepared under the Atlanta Kosher Commission. There is also a kiosk that serves Starbucks and restaurant on site. These spaces are not under kosher supervision.   

What is the cancellation/substitution policy?

Cancellation requests must be received by email to assembly@jewishcamp.org no later than Friday, November 4, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date. Cancellations prior to this date will be issued a full refund minus a $50 processing fee and will be processed via the original method of payment. We understand that in rare circumstances an attendee substitution may be requested on behalf of your organization. We are happy to work with you to accommodate substitutions until Friday, November 4, 2022, which will be subject to a $50 processing fee.

Cancellations/refunds related to lodging and travel are the sole responsibility of the participant and must be brought to the attention of the hotel and/or airline directly. Cancellations related to lodging and travel are subject to the policies of the vendor. FJC holds no responsibility.