Were you at #JCampConf this year?

I always love this conference - as it is an amazing group of people sharing common beliefs and values.
- Comment from one 2018 JCamp 180 Conference attendee

Thank you to the more than 450 leaders in the field of nonprofit jewish camp who joined us in Springfield, MA this week for our Annual Conference. Staff, board members, and friends of camps and other partner organizations joined us from across North America (and beyond!) to learn and share best practices in areas that will help them better sustain their camps long-term.

To learn more about the conference, check out the Annual Conference section of our website.

What You've Told Us About this Year's Conference So Far

We appreciate feedback from our attendees after each conference. Here are a few things you've told us so far:

  • My mind is exploding with ideas. I also love that everyone is there to support Jewish summer camping. We're not in competition with one another, so sharing ideas is absolutely stimulating.
  • Inspiring from start to end with so many takeaways.
  • JCamp 180 Conference continues to exceed my expectations and I walked away very energized. Thank you!

If you attended the conference and haven't already filled out our post-conference survey, please do so today. Your feedback helps us make the conference better each year.

Congratulations Award winners!

A special thank you and congratulations to this year's winners of our annual awards!

  • Azrieli Foundation (Toronto, ON) - Outstanding Philanthropist Award
  • Justine Schreyer Lewin (Camp Alonim, CA) - Outstanding Board Leadership Award
  • Sharon Rosenfeld (Ramah Darom, GA) - Outstanding Development Professional Award
  • Camp Ramah in the Poconos (PA) - Gail Littman Memorial Legacy Stewardship Award
  • In the City Camp (Atlanta, GA) - Impact in Technology Award
You can find a full list of our conference awards winners through the years on our website as well.

Written by Kevin Martone. Kevin is the Technology Program Manager with JCamp 180. His focus area is in applying technology (database management, communications) to support fundraising and outreach efforts. Kevin leads JTEC (JCamp 180 Training in Effective Communications) and co-leads Data2Donors, a program to help camps prioritize their database for improved Alumni outreach and fundraising.

Who we are: JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). Our goal is to significantly enhance the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit Jewish camps in North America. To meet this goal, we provide affiliated Jewish camps with consulting services, annual conferences, shared resources, professional development, and matching grant opportunities. Find more at