Camp Director Josh Zwelling and several members of the Camp Moshava Committee traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts in November to attend the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy Conference (GIJP) on Jewish Camping. More than 94 camps were represented by nearly 450 attendees. Our delegation attended educational sessions and peer-led round-tables in an effort to bring back best practices and ideas to improve our camp. Rivkie Lafer, our Camp Committee Chair, was a presenter at the conference.
Camp Moshava, Wild Rose was recognized for its outstanding work in formalizing and building its legacy program with over 50 members to-date. Camp was also recognized as one of the top three camps nationwide that have maximized its participation in GIJP programming. The GIJP was founded in 2004 with a mission to stimulate Jewish philanthropy by providing mentoring services, promoting networking and awarding challenge grants to nonprofit Jewish overnight summer camps and a limited number of other Jewish nonprofits.