Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jewish Camp is good for you and here are the numbers to prove it!

Lakeside at OSRUI 2014

I have been involved in Jewish camping for many years and I know it's good for you.  Now I have the numbers to prove it.

The impact of overnight Jewish camp is immediate and lasting. (Data via JVillage)

"Studies show that children who go to Jewish camp are more likely to become adults who value their heritage, support Israel, are engaged in their communities, support more causes, and take on leadership roles throughout their lives.  The influence of summer camp on the ways in which adult Jews choose to engage with the community and the degree to which they associate with other Jews can be felt long after the last sunset of the summer. The impact is striking, especially when compared to their peers who did not spend their summer months at Jewish camp."

OSRUI is our Jewish camp of choice! We have scholarships at Lakeside and you can visit to find out how new campers can save up to $1,000 or 40-60% off their first summer through BunkConnect™, FJC's newest program designed to make camp more affordable for more families. 

We want as many of our students at OSRUI as possible.  Both Rabbi Serotta and I spend time their every summer and have sent all of our children.  We know how valuable and meaningful the summer was for our personal children and the children we send from Lakeside.  

This Sunday October 19, Max Weinberg, Assistant Director at OSRUI will be here at 10:00 am to talk to us and answer questions about OSRUI.  Please join us in the sanctuary and wear your camp T-shirts.