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From Bored to (Effective) Board Meetings

Mark Gold, Director of JCamp 180

As a member of a camp Board of Directors, you have a unique perception of camp, and you bring a unique set of skills to Board discussions. 

If Board meetings haven't been all you'd like them to be, Julia Riseman's article may help you discover the cause. We're supplementing this article with a virtual Roundtable on Tuesday, April 9 at 8 PM EST. led by JCamp 180 mentor David Sharken. This discussion is sure to spark new ideas for making your Board to function even better.

Also in this month's eNewsletter is an article on the social media platform Tumblr. Be sure to check it out along with the other articles we've highlighted for you. 

Happy Passover,

Mark Gold
Director JCamp 180


No More Rubber-Stamping Board Meetings!

Your Board Members are passionate about camp. Make sure they have the same excitement about your board meetings by not simply rubber-stamping Executive Committee decisions.


How to Engage Your Board Members


An engaged Board of Directors is more productive and attracts other effective leaders in the community to join.

A recent article in GuideStar by nonprofit professional Bill Hoffman discusses how to engage your Board Members - and keep them engaged.


JCamp 180 Annual Conference

Save the Date! The 2013 JCamp 180 Annual Conference will be held on Nov. 3-4, 2013 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.

More information will be available soon!


How to Make Tumblr Work for Camp

Many camps ask if they should invest in the blogging platform Tumblr. 

Learn how three campers at Habonim Dror Camp Na'aleh are effectively managing a Tumblr to raise awareness about the camp.

Camp Case: Camp Ramah in the Berkshires


By: Rahel Musleah, Writer/Editor of Camp Ramah in the Berkshire's Mifgash Ramah (Annual Newsletter)

When Camp Ramah in the Berkshires Director Rabbi Paul Resnick stands insides their new Ulam, he sees a thirty-year dream that has become a 16,000 square-foot reality. 

"This building forever transforms what we do in Camp," he says. "It creates new memories for the new generation of campers." 

Read on to learn more about their new facility and how they achieved it.

Upcoming Webinars

Legacy Webinar

Are you a Board/Camp Committee President or Committee Chair? 

Join JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken in a virtual roundtable discussion onTuesday, April 9 at 8 PM EST to discuss how to make your Camp Committee and Board even more effective.

All are welcome to attend.

>> Register for the Webinar today!

Legacy Team Members: Don't forget to sign up for these upcoming Legacy webinars:

New Team Member Orientation »
March 21, 2013, 7-8PM EST
(Optional webinar for new Legacy members.)

Pre-Summer Check In »
April 23, 2012, 7-8 PM EST
(This is a required webinar for all team members of camps in years 2 or 3 of the Legacy initiative.)


Camp Shout-Outs

Camp Shout-Outs!
A big 'Shout Out' to this month's Jewish camp all-stars:

Do you know someone deserving a special 'Shout Out'? Submit your appreciative comments (and a photo) using our Camp Shout Out Submission Form.