What if the cure for climate change, world peace and self-love was the one thing no one wanted to talk about? Filled with facts, fun, and a little bit of ick-factor, The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project breaks the potty talk taboo (it’s in the Torah!) and reconnects campers to their bodies, communities, and the earth we all share. Make a splash with science projects and eco-crafts, interactive art and theater games, cooking, text study, and the main stage show, An Inconvenient Poop. Be part of a movement building responsibility, global citizenship and Jewish identity from the bottom up. This summer can come to your camp in summer 2015!
Email: Shawn Shafner
Andrew Lustig: Jewish Slam Poetry
Andrew Lustig is a ‘Jewish Slam Poet’ and works with teens throughout North America facilitating Jewish identity Slam Poetry writing workshops. The workshops are designed to encourage students to reflect on and take ownership over their Judaism. Bring Jewish Slam Poetry to your camp this summer!
Mainstages brings game shows and interactive performances to day and overnight camps across the country. Their “Perform Judaism” program includes PJ Library Storybook Theater for young audiences, Israel-themed game shows, and a wide variety of customized programs including theme days, Maccabiah breakouts, and more. Mainstages programs are suitable for all ages. With only six dates still available for summer 2015, special promotions are being offered to JCC camps to close out the camp calendar.
Israeli Music and Comedy Performance and Workshops
The Summer Shlichim Program is offering a great addition to your summer program.
Song leader Shimon Smith and comedian Yuval Haklai, both established artists in their own right, are going on tour together to bring Israeli music, comedy and ruach, or spirit, to you!
The duo brings the best of Israel’s music and comedy through improve workshops that “hone in” on your campers’ talents, and musical workshops geared toward future song leaders and anyone who likes to sing. They also offer an all-star performance that will involve everyone at camp.
Email: Ariella Feldman
Jewish Teen Funders Network
The Jewish Teen Funders Network Camp Philanthropy Program, “Think Outside the Tzedakah Box,” brings the power and impact of hands-on philanthropy to Jewish summer camp. As a central resource for Jewish teen philanthropy, JTFN helps camps create a teen foundation where teenage campers work together as a “foundation board,” giving away real money to non-profit organizations. JTFN provides camps with staff trainings, a program guide and resources, and on-going support during the summer. Register by April 29 to bring teen philanthropy to your camp this summer!
Email: Naomi Skop Richter
Israel Scouts Caravan
Founded in 1973, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating 42 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America! The Caravan is an interactive performing arts and Israeli culture show featuring teenagers from the Israel scouts. Through song, dance, and story, as well as engaging and exciting educational activities, the Caravan is the ultimate way to bring Israel to your camp!
Email: Sarah Sechan
The Bible Players
The Bible Players is a Torah comedy duo based in New York and sweeping the nation! Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman use theater and improv to infuse tales from the Torah and beyond with comedy, laughs and Jewish values. They perform a Torah comedy show and run Jewish improv workshops for day and overnight camps, tailored for each specific age group (kindergarten through 12th grade). Their staff comedy show combines award winning stand-up and sketch comedy. Plus staff training in Jewish improv games will make sure The Bible Players change camp culture forever — and for the better.
Email: Andrew and Aaron