Building on the success of its first pilot cohort, the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) Specialty Camps Incubator II supported four new Jewish specialty camps in moving from merely ideas to actual, functioning camps. Funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the AVI CHAI Foundation, the Incubator supported these camps based on the premise that combining Jewish camp values with specialty programs could draw more young people into the world of Jewish camp.
- Specialty camps attract young people who otherwise would not attend camp.
- The Incubator model continues to be an effective way to develop a startup organization’s infrastructure.
- Infusing Jewish content into the camp experience can take many forms, and it’s important for each camp to shape its Jewish elements based on what works alongside its specialty.