Alumni Engagement: Worth the Effort?

A LIVE and interactive online webinar from JCamp 180

Webinar Information

On Thursday, February 26, JCamp 180 Mentors Julia Riseman and Dan Kirsch and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone led a live and interactive presentation on Alumni Engagement, with special guests Holly Guncheon from Herzl Camp and Sarah Howard from B'nai B'rith Camp. You can find the recorded video, archived chat, and other related resources below.

There is an expected return on investment for your Jewish Camp Alumni Engagement efforts. This webinar is designed for Board Members, Camp Committee members and Camp leaders who are curious about why your Camp should invest more time and effort in Alumni Engagement.

  • Why reach out and stay in touch with yesteryears's campers and families?
  • Why should they want to stay in touch with you?  What is in it for them? 
  • How do you go about building an engagement program?
  • How do you measure success in your Engagement program over time?

This session is appropriate for Day and Overnight Camps. 

Questions? Please contact Julia Riseman at

Click on the Video below to view the recorded webinar:

View the archived conversation from the live Webinar below:

To find the archived conversation, click on this link to

Additional Resources

Follow-up Questions (and answers) from Alumni Engagement - Is it Worth It? Webinar - We were unable to answer all of the questions submitted during the Alumni Engagement - Worth the Effort? Webinar; this document shares those questions and our answers.

B'nai B'rith Camp "Building Friendships for Life" Initiative Ambassador Responsibilities - Document from B'nai B'rith Camp outlining the responsibilities of the Ambassadors in their "Building Friendships for Life" alumni engagement initiative.

Give 'em What They Want: Engaging Your Camp Alumni -  Webinar with lots of tips to help you find and engage your alumni. Includes links to a number of useful resources about connecting with camp alumni. 

Friends for Life: Engaging Jewish Camp Alumni - Article describing how camps can engage their alumni by providing the things they want.

Why Should We Do the Work to Find and Engage Our Alumni (Why Data2Donors?)? - Two videos from the JCamp 180 Data2Donors program that show the potential impact of finding and staying engaged with your Alumni and donors.