Shout Outs

You Inspire Us - Camp Shout-Outs

Our media can be filled with bad news. But at JCamp 180 we want to share what is happening that is good and great. 

We’re hearing whispers of meaningful or innovative actions, but this is your chance to rise above the static and be part of lifting our collective voices and shout about the brilliance of Jewish Camp.  

We want to hear about your camps and team members who are doing something good or inspiring that we can learn from and emulate. This section is for all of us! 

Email your suggestions and the ideas will be shared with the greater JCamp 180 community. 

Your Stories​

June 25, 2020

Serving Their Community

BB Camp (Oregon) feeds hungry children in Lincoln City. 

June 4, 2020

Providing an Opportunity to Share Gratitude

We love this Wall of Gratitude at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake! 

May 14, 2020

Serving their Community

So many #jewishcamp alumni are using the values they learned at camp to serve their community. Some great examples here from Camp Ramah in New England.

April 14, 2020

Connecting to Camp Values

#ChiDoesGood is a great campaign from Camp Chi to connect the values from camp to what campers and their families can do during the crisis to help others.  

April 3, 2020

Serving their Community

Dr. Julia Paris, a Camp Ramah in the Berkshires board member and camp alumna, was one of the physicians profiled on National Doctors Day (March 30) in 15 Heroic Firsthand Stories from the Coronavirus Front Lines.

March 26, 2020

Connections with Donors

Camp Tawonga recently released a fantastic Impact Report online. It's a good reminder of the importance of staying connected with all of your supporters in our current state of physical distancing. 

Social Connections at Camp

We continue to see more and more camps providing virtual connection with their camp community through this crisis. There are so many, we could never highlight them all, but a couple of examples include In the City Camp (highlighted in this article) and Camp Ramah New England/Ramah DC Day Camp (Ramah M’Rachok (Remote Ramah)). Thank you camps for being there for your communities.

March 20, 2020

Convening the Field

A special shout out and appreciation to our friends and partners at the Foundation for Jewish Camp for convening a truly remarkable virtual conference on such short notice. Their resilience, creativity and determination in making Leaders Assembly 202.0 such a success is emblematic of what the Jewish Camp world can accomplish in the face of trying and uncertain times.

Social Connections at Camp

We’ve also seen many camps providing virtual connection with their camp community through this crisis, including Camp Havaya (Havaya@Home), URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy East (Virtual Academy), and many more! It’s inspiring to see camps step up to fill the void left by our physical distancing. 

Camp Collaboration

A number of California camps are working together to develop and share virtual programming to campers and families as well. How else can we all work together to overcome this crisis...and to be strong and resilient when we come out the other side?


Don't forget to share YOUR good news with your peers!