The Cornerstone Fellowship promotes Jewish cultural changes at camp by offering Jewish educational training to exemplary returning bunk staff and professional development to camp leaders. The annual four-day Cornerstone seminar provides a cutting-edge training experience featuring workshops, song sessions and campfires, where fellows learn not only from an exemplary team of experiential Jewish educators, but also from each other. The experience trains and empowers the counselors to play a larger creative role in Jewish programming. Cornerstone also offers an important professional development opportunity for senior camp staff, who supervise their counselors’ progress throughout the program and work with them to introduce new traditions and programs at camp. Both Fellows and senior camp staff are supported by a faculty advisor who provides coaching so that visions and action plans can be implemented successfully during the summer.
Other Programs in this Category:
- Chizuk: Jewish Programming Directors for JCC Overnight Camps
- Daber: Strengthening Hebrew Language at Ramah
- Kivun: Training Activity Specialists through a Jewish Framework