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.

The following are the award recipients since the awards began in 2010.

JCamp 180 Outstanding Board Leadership Award

The JCamp 180 Outstanding Board Leadership Award is given each year to the individual camp board member who has used his or her leadership to significantly improve their organization's board governance, fundraising, and strategic planning. The recipient shall have shown consistent leadership in guiding the board toward achieving its goals, and made an important and ongoing impact on a Jewish summer camp's long-term vitality and sustainability. Prior recipients of this award are:

 

2016: Michele Burger, Camp Judaea 2015: Judy Spatz, Camp JRF
2014: Liz Bar-El, Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa
2013: Arnold Harris, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
2012: Daryl Messinger, URJ Camp Newman
2011: Irving Potter, BB Camp Oregon
2010: Efrat Levy, Camp Shomria, N.Y.

 

JCamp 180 Outstanding Development Professional Award


The JCamp 180 Outstanding Development Professional Award is given each year to the camp development professional who has made a significant impact on a Jewish summer camp's long-term vitality and sustainability through increased cultivation, solicitation, and/or stewardship efforts. The award winner should represent the highest values of the fundraising profession and the Jewish value of tzedakah. Prior recipients of this award are:
 

2016: Jef Nobbe, Camp Solomon Schechter
2015: Deena Lockman, Tamarack Camps
2014: Harriet Rothman, Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (Camp Interlaken)
2013: Corey Cutler, URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps
2012: Ellen Alexander, URJ Henry S Jacobs Camp
2011: Holly Guncheon, Herzl Camp
2010: Linda Hoffenberg, Camp Ramah Wisconsin

JCamp 180 Impact in Technology Award

The Impact in Technology (or "IT") Award is given to a Jewish camp that has integrated the use of technology for internal effectiveness (donor database), improved communications and community-building (Social Media & eNewsletters), and/or fundraising. The use of technology must have been based on the strategic determination of specific goals and how the technology can help the camp reach them. Finally, organizations must realize that these tools offer incredible potential for engaging constituents and doing their work more effectively. Camps must try new technologies, measure the results of their efforts, and refine based on the goals they set. Prior recipients of this award are:
 

2016: Eden Village Camp
2015: Camp Young Judaea - Texas
2014: Camp Solomon Schechter
2013: B'nai Brith Beber Camp
2012: URJ Camp George
2011: Camp Morasha
2010: Herzl Camp

JCamp 180 Outstanding Philanthropist Award

  

The JCamp 180 Outstanding Philanthropist Award is presented to the individual or individuals who have made significant financial contributions to overnight Jewish camping, and therefore have made these organizations more vibrant, competitive and sustainable. Prior recipients of this award are:
 

2016: Gretchen Gross, Camp Centerland (JCC of Greater Buffalo)
2015: Francine Lavin Weaver, Camp Ramah in the Rockies
2014: Ed Samiljan, Camp Mountain Chai
2013: Paula and Jerry Gottesman, MetroWest (NJ) Camps
2012: Reuben Bar-Yadin, Camp Young Judaea Texas
2011: Alan Franco, URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp
2010: Messinger Family, URJ Camps Eisner & Crane Lake, URJ Camp Newman, and Camp JRF

JCamp 180 Gail Littman Memorial Legacy Stewardship Award

The JCamp 180 Gail Littman Memorial Legacy stewardship award recognizes the camp that has demonstrated the best active stewardship of its legacy donors over the past year. Presented for the first time in 2013, this award honors the memory of Gail Littman of San Diego, CA, who was the driving force behind the Legacy programs that have been by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation nationally for camps and communities.

2016: B'nai B'rith Camp (Oregon)
2015: Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken
2014: URJ Camp Newman
2013: Surprise Lake Camp