Spending summers at Jewish camp can be transformative for youth. Several studies have demonstrated that children and teens who spend summers at Jewish camp are more likely to take on communal leadership roles, engage in Jewish causes, and connect with Israel than those who do not.
The memories, friendships, and experiences developed during these summers are carried through a lifetime of Jewish commitment, and help transform these youth into engaged adults, laying the groundwork for strong Jewish communities. The effect of Jewish summer camp is clear and the opportunity to dramatically increase its impact is significant. Recognizing the influence of Jewish summer camping on our community’s future, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto began a significant new investment in this field in the early 2000s.
We are making Jewish Summer Camp a reality.
Our goal is to increase participation in summer camping by developing short session experiences that inspire children to return summer after summer.