As one parent stated, “Camp Solomon Schechter creates an incredible feeling of belonging and togetherness amongst the whole community of children, counselors and staff, and Camp is able to create a magical Jewish atmosphere that elevates the joy and meaning of Shabbat and being Jewish. I really commend Sam and the whole team for really touching my child’s heart and making her feel so much joy and happiness about being Jewish and being part of a Jewish community.” This comment aptly summarizes years of research from Jewish population studies from around the country: Jewish camping is the strongest predictor of adult observance and engagement in the community. Adults with Jewish camping experience are:
- 50% more likely to join a synagogue,
- 90% more likely to join a JCC,
- Twice as likely to contribute to their local Jewish Federation, and
- 25% more likely to marry and raise their children as Jews.
Please help to ensure the youth in our community have the opportunity to experience this deep connection to Judaism. A contribution to Camp Solomon Schechter allows us to provide scholarships, improve and expand our programming and keep tuition costs affordable, not to mention making you a good dugma (role model).