Building Community Through Summer Camp Programs

This year nearly 15,000 children and adults will participate in JDC’s camp programs, which will include over 130 camps in 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Here are just a few:

JDC supported educational experiences like this day camp provide young Jews throughout the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe with an entree into Jewish life. Image courtesy Sarah Levin.

Through cooking classes, arts and crafts, dance and games, 50 kids take a virtual trip to Israel this summer at the JDC supported day camp in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

Team building and training activities empower madrichim at JDC’s Olameinu Baltic Summer Camp to educate children about Jewish culture and tradition. Image courtesy Nicolas Dyzsel.

At Kovacevtzi summer camp in Bulgaria, campers recite the hamotzi at what for some is their first Shabbat meal.

Reciting a Havdalah prayer, this boy marks the end of Shabbat at a JDC family retreat in Poland.