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Creating Strong Role Models and Future Leaders
Atlanta, GA – Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, NC is one of 41 nonprofit Jewish camps across North America chosen to participate in the Foundation for Jewish Camp Cornerstone Fellowship! From May 24-27, 2010, approximately 250 third year returning bunk counselors from the selected camps will attend this intensive leadership training aimed at enhancing the Judaic strength of their programs, creating good role models for campers, and building leadership in emerging professionals.
Sponsored through a generous grant from the AVI CHAI Foundation, Cornerstone consists of seminars, discussions, and workshops which take place over the four days, culminating in meetings in which camps work intensively to create an action plan to bring back their new knowledge to camp. Each participating camp selects a minimum of five Fellows from among their third year bunk counselors to attend the retreat. Camp Judaea is sending 4 of enthusiastic counselors this Spring – it is their first year taking part in the program.
“Jewish camp counselors wear many hats: they are role models, caretakers, peacekeepers, students, and much more!” Jeremy J. Fingerman, CEO, Foundation for Jewish Camp, says. “The Cornerstone Fellowship develops and hones their skills in all of these areas showing them their potential and amplifying their passion for their camp and religion. In turn they become contributing members to their Jewish communities.”