What happens when 400+ Jewish Camp Leaders Get Together?


“I’ve been attending JCamp 180 conferences for eight years, and each year I make new contacts and learn something new.”

- Stefan Teodosic, executive director of Beber Camp, Perlman Camp, and the Perlman Retreat Center at Beber Camp

Thank you to the more than 400 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 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 this article in eJewishPhilanthropy and 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:

"First time attendee. Beautiful gift to us and to our camps. Thank you."
- Alexandra Argentar, director of development, URJ OSRUI

"This was my first experience at the JCamp 180 conference and I really enjoyed it! I feel that I left taking away a lot of useful information, notes, ideas, connections and tools."
- Abbey Henkin, assistant director Day Camps & Children Services, Mandel JCC Day Camps

"This conference is always a favorite of mine - the sessions are incredible and provide tremendous knowledge and the vibe of the conference as a whole is so very inspiring."
- Marc Rauch, director, Camp Kinder Ring

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!

  • Gary Weiss (Camp Stone, PA) – Outstanding Philanthropist Award
  • Janice Brumer (URJ Camp Kalsman, WA) – Outstanding Board Leadership Award
  • Marsha Rothpan (Shalom Institute and Camp JCA Shalom, CA) – Outstanding Development Professional Award
  • Camp Ramah in Wisconsin – Gail Littman Memorial Legacy Stewardship Award
  • Camp Tawonga (CA) – 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