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Grants in North America

Young Judaea Camp Sprout Lake

Young Judaea Camp Sprout Lake

Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) Sprout Lake strives to provide a supportive and dynamic environment in which Jewish youth can explore, grow, and mature.

Its programming aims to strengthen Jewish identity, foster a connection to Israel, create lasting friendships, inspire individual achievement, as well as improve self-esteem and leadership skills. Through experiences designed to encourage a lifetime commitment to Judaism and Israel, Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake inspires, educates, and enriches the lives of its campers.

During the summers of 2012-2014, Genesis Philanthropy Group's grants increased the number of campers at CYJ Sprout Lake who come from Russian-speaking Jewish families. The project included a marketing campaign, need-based scholarships, scholarships for victims of Hurricane Sandy, an incentive program for first-time campers from Russian-speaking families, camp-wide programming that highlighted Yiddish culture - a common ancestral thread for the majority of campers - CIT training and a leadership program, the Yozma Fellowship.

Financial support for this program was provided by Genesis Philanthropy Group along with the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and other generous donors.

Goals and Objectives

  • Enhance the diversity of existing Jewish camps by attracting Russian-speaking Jewish children, and thereby strengthening the quality of the camps.
  • Develop a generation of Russian-speaking Jewish leaders by giving teens an opportunity to learn and apply themselves through hands-on leadership work.
  • Expose the larger camp community to Yiddish culture allowing all campers to feel comfortable and encourage them to share their family histories.

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Past Grants