Professional Development & Learning

Invest in Your Camp With JCamp 180!

2023 Offerings

Register for the 2023 JCamp 180 Professional Development Programs now!


Camp GPS

An accelerated (3 month) strategic planning process for day or overnight camp teams to define their future vision, strategic direction, and goals; also to refresh a previous plan that has expired or lacks current relevance.

Program Goal

Determine your camp’s strategic priorities and set the organization’s course for the next 3+ years.

Participation Requirements

Team participation, including professional and lay leadership. We recommend a strategic planning team of 5 to 8, comprised of a diverse mix of senior staff and volunteers all of whom are committed to the long-term success of camp.

Format

8 live online webinars/work sessions for camp teams plus group coaching calls for Team Leaders.

GIFT Leadership Institute (GLI)

A cohort-based, 10-month program that guides leadership teams from day and overnight camps in developing a culture of philanthropy: a new approach to how the organization thinks about, talks about, and engages in fundraising.

Program Goal

Prepare camps and their parent organizations for an organization-wide breakthrough to instill a powerful new culture of philanthropy.

Participation Requirements

Team participation, including the Executive Director and Camp Director, Board Chair or equivalent lay leader, and a development professional. Other professional/lay leaders are welcome up to a total of 5 team members.

Format

3 retreats (winter launch in-person; spring in-person; online fall conclusion) and monthly coaching calls with each camp.

JCamp 180 Enrollment Program

In 2022/2023, JCamp 180 is offering a set of webinars for camp professionals responsible for camper recruitment and retention to deliver relevant, timely, and actionable learning for current and long-term enrollment success.

Program Goal

Measurably increase recruitment and retention in both the short- and long term.

Participation Requirements

Professional staff of JCamp 180 day and overnight camps responsible for planning and executing camps’ recruitment and retention strategies.

Format

7 live online webinars with intentional time set aside at the end for discussion and to apply the learning to your camp.

Leadership Engagement and Advancement Program (LEAP)

A cohort-based, 10-month program providing skill- and capacity-building training to chairs/vice chairs of boards or camp committees of overnight and day camps to empower them in effectively leading the board in their important role at camp.

Program Goal

Build camp capacity by helping board and camp committee chairs/vice chairs practice healthy, creative, and responsible governance.

Participation Requirements

Participants must be the current Board Chair or Vice Chair of a JCamp 180-affiliated camp (one participant per camp).

Format

3 retreats (winter launch in-person; spring in-person; online fall conclusion), individual coaching calls, and quarterly coaching calls with the whole cohort.

LIFE & LEGACY® for JCamp 180

Cohort-based training program to launch a sustainable, endowment-building legacy (after life) gift initiative through training and financial incentives.

Program Goal

Build and maintain a long-term, donor-focused, after-life giving program for building organizational endowment funds.

Participation Requirements

Team Participation: professional staff and lay leaders at JCamp 180- affiliated camps.

Format

7 cohort-based training sessions across 4 years, monthly conference calls, and custom coaching.

No new cohort currently planned. Check back for 2023 program offerings
More Information
For all professional development programs:
  • Programs are developed with all JCamp 180-affiliated camps in mind - small and large camps, overnight and day camps, movement and independent camps, and new and experienced leaders.
  • There is no cost to participants for program activities and related resources.
  • JCamp 180 provides complimentary overnight accommodations and kosher meals for in-person training. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training site.
  • Please register by October 31. Note: the Enrollment Program is a series of webinars that begin on October 12 - if interested in attending any of the seven Enrollment webinars, please register ASAP.