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Monday, March 16 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
How to Create A Successful Jewish Camp with Non-Jewish Staff

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Many Jewish camps today are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Our need for Jewish staff means that our pool of possible candidates is incredibly small. We are competing against internships, parents who do not see camp as worthwhile and natural attrition. Some camps are finding it necessary to hire non-Jewish staff because they simply cannot find enough Jewish staff members.

How do we run a truly Jewish camp with non-Jewish staff? During this session we will address this question, and offer practical, take-away suggestions about building culture, specific activities for staff training and how to use staff diversity to market camp to families. Help your camp market itself to non-Jewish staff who may be intimidated by the prospect of spending the summer in an immersive Jewish space. This will be an interactive session where we will talk candidly about our assumptions about building a Jewish camp with non-Jewish staff and address the discomfort head-on.


Monday March 16, 2020 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT