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Strategic Planning

Well-crafted strategic plans help camps become stronger, more focused and aligned across stakeholders. JCamp 180’s strategic planning services helps camps articulate and implement their long-term goals. Strategic planning processes help camps achieve this through wrestling with the challenges, opportunities, and choices they face, and developing a road map that sets out goals, strategies, and an implementation plan to enable them to become more effective and sustainable.

Drawing on the experience of working with over 140 Jewish day and overnight camps for more than 15 years, JCamp 180 will customize a strategic planning approach that meets your unique needs.

Our partnership with JCamp 180 has helped us to look forward, charting the future of our agency as it relates to our mission. The challenges set down by our JCamp 180 consultant have motivated us to seek out unique ways to help strengthen the Jewish Community. Through JCamp 180 programs, we expanded our partnerships with JCC day camps and further developed our fundraising initiatives. Assistant Executive Director



A comprehensive Strategic Planning process will take 6-9 months. The process is customizable to best address the critical questions currently facing the organization and will cover many strategic category areas of interest. If your camp is in need of a new shared vision for the future, or is anticipating a major transition or business opportunity in the near future that may fundamentally alter your organization’s plans, a comprehensive plan may be ideal. JCamp 180 can guide, facilitate and coach through this process. JCamp 180 will not be the primary author of any strategic planning report.


Camps can also embark on a custom refresh of their current strategic plan. This process normally takes 2-4 months. A refresh is ideal for camps that wish to refresh their prior strategic plan created with JCamp 180, or a camp that is facing an urgent challenge or opportunity that needs to be addressed quickly.

Guided Accelerated Program

JCamp 180 also offers a guided accelerated strategic planning process through its Camp GPS Program which debuted in 2022. Applications for the next cohort opens in the fall. Camp GPS is best suited for Day or Overnight camps that have a good sense of their future vision for the organization. Camps that wish to refresh their prior strategic plan created with JCamp 180 may also want to consider this program.

Creating a strategic plan with JCamp 180 has helped our organization form long term goals that will bring our summer program into the future with strength and direction. We're very grateful for the professionalism and support of JCamp 180's partnership.Camp Director
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