Annual Conference

Our annual conference is designed to meet the needs of over 400 professional staff and lay leaders of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations.

2017 Annual Conference - Save the Date!

In response to participant feedback, we've made three changes to our annual conference in 2017.

First, we have moved the conference to earlier in the year to allow visitors a chance to enjoy the New England Fall foliage. The conference will be held from October 22-24, 2017 in Springfield, MA.

Second, we have extended to the length of the conference by a day to provide both more learning opportunities and allow for more networking time.

Third, we will be taking a short "field trip" to the Basketball Hall of Fame! We will hold our Monday dinner at the Hall of Fame, and also provide some free time to allow participants to enjoy the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere.

We look forward to welcoming you and more than 400 other Jewish Camp leaders to the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in October this year.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the 2017 #JCampConf!

Nominations for 2017 JCamp 180 Annual Awards are Open Now!

The Annual JCamp 180 Awards honor those individuals or camps which have demonstrated outstanding achievements over the past year in the areas of board leadership, development excellence, outstanding use of technology, and strength of the Camp Legacy Program. Awards include artwork given to the recipient and a cash gift to the camp. You can find our award winners from the past six years on our website.

Please help us choose the 2017 award winners by submitting your nominations below:

Who Should Attend?

Our conference is designed to meet the needs of executive and lay leaders as well as the development professionals of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations. Workshop content is devoted primarily to JCamp 180's core focus areas: Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Technology. We are also including some sessions on enrollment: recruitment and retention. And throughout the conference we encourage all attendees to take advantage of both formal and informal networking opportunities with new and old peers who share our passion for Jewish camp.

Conference Schedule

The conference will take place from Sunday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 24 in Springfield, MA.

Please review our high-level conference schedule to help you with your travel planning.

When registration opens later this summer, we will also release the detailed workshop sessions for the conference to help you choose the most helpful workshops. 

Registration for the 2017 #JCampConf will Open this Summer

Registration for the 2017 JCamp 180 Conference will open later this summer. Stay tuned for more information about the conference.

Thanks to the generosity of Harold Grinspoon, registration is free for all attendees.

Pack Your Camp T-shirt

Yes, our conference is an opportunity for Jewish camp staff and lay leadership to learn new skills and bring innovative plans and ideas back to camp. But this is camp after all, so don't forget to have some fun! Make sure you pack your Camp T-shirt when you travel to Springfield. Traditionally, Monday is Camp T-shirt day at the conference, but feel free to wear your camp swag proudly throughout the weekend.

Travel Details

Once you register, make your travel plans to ensure your space.