Camp Tshirt Day

This year Camp Tshirt Day took place on 14th November and we were thrilled to see everyone’s pictures!

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Notes from Parents

This summer we had some amazing comments from members of staff parents on how much they saw that camp impacted their children, here is a message we got from Annie Shackleton’s mum:

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping Annie have the most incredible summer at Ranch Camp. She sobbed when she left yesterday and will be returning next year. Something very special happens at camp if you allow yourself to embrace every aspect, and she has in bundles! We can’t wait to have her back home, but now she is off to LA with new friends.

JCUSA goes on Birthright

With so much pleasure, joy and excitement we are going to Israel this winter. Jewish Camps USA and Israel Experience this winter are going to Israel with Birthright. 

We have camp alumni ready to continue their journey and now for years to come this will be offered to every JCUSA staff member after their experience at camp. 

 

 

JCUSA works with AEPI

JCUSA are now in partnership with AEPi helping to strive towards their mission: The mission of Alpha Epsilon Pi is to develop the future leaders of the world’s Jewish communities.

Jewish Camps USA Unit Heads
Birmingham - Alex Parker | Leeds - Rebecca Lewis | London, Bristol & surrounding areas - Jess Monty | Nottingham - Sara Cash & Abby Lever

Jess Monty – Unit Head for London, Bristol and surrounding areas: “I spent two summers up the tall green mountain at Camp Mountain Chai in California as a general counsellor. I was lucky enough to feel as though I made a real difference to the kids and the camp. This included being a Macabbia Captain but also my exciting programmes, where I was able to take different aspects of British culture to America.

This year, my aims for my units are to create a community-like vibe where everyone (despite going to different camps) shares the love for camp itself. To my lovely ambassadors, thanks for supporting me and JCUSA! I hope you continue to do so as we put on more events on campus to show everyone how and why camp is so important.”

 

Rebecca Lewis – Unit Head for Leeds: “My name is Rebecca Lewis and I am the Unit Head of Leeds. This semester at Leeds, the unit has been particularly busy. We were involved in Booze for Jews in October, which was a great chance to meet lots of Jewish students from across the country and get to talk to them about our summer at camp, and the way in which they can be involved. With our complimentary free snacks, it was definitely a sweet success. We were also lucky to be part of Shabbat UK. We had a fabulous dinner on campus in one of the University’s most beautiful buildings. It allowed alumni to mingle, and I got to meet a lot of people in first year who showed an interest in camp.

 

Interviews were also a really exciting part of the semester. I have some spectacular ambassadors who are always eager to interview applicants and guide them through the JCUSA process. The Leeds ambassadors are so enthusiastic to discuss their summers with applicants and answer questions and queries from the future JCUSA generation. Being the Unit Head of Leeds has been incredibly rewarding, not only have I met lots of new people, I have met like-minded people. I have met people who share my passion to work with children and to change lives, it truly is special and unlike anything I have ever been involved in.”