Annual Conference

Our annual conference is designed to meet the needs of over 400 professional staff and lay leaders of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations.

Annual Conference

Thank you to the 450+ leaders in the field of nonprofit Jewish camp who joined us in Springfield from Sunday, November 4 through November 6 at the Sheraton Springfield.

Note: You can find all the workshop resources submitted by presenters by searching JCampConf2018 on our website.

Save the Date!

We'll see you again at next year's #JCampConf. It will be held from October 27-29 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield.

Who Should Attend?

Our conference is designed to meet the needs of executive and lay leaders as well as the development professionals of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations. Workshop content is devoted primarily to JCamp 180's core focus areas: Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Technology. We are also including some sessions on enrollment: recruitment and retention. And throughout the conference we encourage all attendees to take advantage of both formal and informal networking opportunities with new and old peers who share our passion for Jewish camp.

Conference Schedule

The 2019 conference will be held from Sunday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 29 in Springfield, MA.

Come back in summer 2019 to learn more about the 2019 conference. In the meantime, you can find information about the 2018 conference: the high-level conference schedule, the conference keynote speakers, and workshop presenters.

JCamp 180 Awards

During its Annual Conference, JCamp 180 Awards are presented to individuals who demonstrated outstanding achievements in the leading of Jewish camps throughout North America.

Please help us select the 2019 JCamp 180 Award winners!

Nominate deserving candidates/camps in these categories:

Winners will be announced at the JCamp 180 Annual Conference in October 2019. In the meantime, check out the list of all JCamp 180 Award winners since its inception in 2010

Detailed Workshop Schedule

Please find the detailed workshop schedule for the 2018 JCamp 180 conference below:

Registration for the 2018 #JCampConf is closed

Come back in summer 2019 for updates about our next annual conference.

Thanks to the generosity of Harold Grinspoon, registration is free for all attendees.

Pack Your Camp T-shirt

Yes, our conference is an opportunity for Jewish camp staff and lay leadership to learn new skills and bring innovative plans and ideas back to camp. But this is camp after all, so don't forget to have some fun! Make sure you pack your Camp T-shirt when you travel to Springfield. Traditionally, Tuesday is Camp T-shirt day at the conference, but feel free to wear your camp swag proudly throughout the weekend.

Travel Details

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