The Growing Popularity in Specialty Summer Camps

These days, specialty summer camps are popping up across the US challenging the traditional or typical ‘summer camp’ experience.  A number of specialty Jewish summer camps have also cropped up, catering to ambitious children in the Jewish community, such as Camp ZekeURJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy and JCC Maccabi Sports Camp. URJ Six Points encourages kids’ passion of scientific exploration through first-hand inquiry, while JCC Maccabi Sports works on enhancing their campers’ athleticism through individualized lessons and Camp Zeke connects to their campers through health and wellness.

InSync-Camp1-209-300x239For Jewish kids looking to gain real-world experience and practical entrepreneurial skills, there’s the Boulder JCC’s Camp Inc. This camp focuses on developing business skills, working hands-on with projects, and promoting a sense of community and confidence in youngsters entering grades six through twelve. With a backdrop of 70 acres of Colorado wilderness to explore, campers are immersed in a social climate of Jewish values and glean a sense of identity and leadership skills needed to uplift their communities. They’re introduced to a number of successful entrepreneurs from a vast array of industries and have the opportunity to visit local businesses and participate in such activities as “Shark Tank” style pitch competitions.

Attending a camp that specializes in your number-one interest, such as Camp Inc., won’t just result in memories that will last a lifetime; it’ll provide a direction and lifelong skills, too. These programs teach practical skills that can be used immediately and listed on college applications and resumes. After a summer in Camp Inc., kids will return home refreshed, knowledgeable, and prepared for the next academic year in ways they had never anticipated.

For more information on Camp Inc., or to register for Camp Inc.’s 2015 programs, visit our website http://www.campinc.com/experience/.

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Camp Inc. provides 6th-12th grade campers with a unique Jewish summer camp experience that introduces and develops creativity and invention through entrepreneurship.
We teach our campers how to turn their ideas into reality and leave them with a tool box of skills that promotes community, confidence, independence, leadership, giving, and Jewish identity so they can become innovators in business, philanthropy, and the Jewish community.

About Josh Pierce

Camp Inc. is directed by Josh Pierce, a successful entrepreneur, camp professional, husband, and father of two girls. Josh spent years as a camper and staff member at Camp Chi, the Chicago Jewish Community Center’s overnight camp. He studied music and business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has built and sold a number of companies. After a decade of working with Jewish teens, Josh’s passion for youth entrepreneurship and overnight camp led him to the Boulder JCC, where he was awarded a prestigious position in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Incubator II and full funding for Camp Inc. through the Jim Joseph Foundation and Avi Chai Foundation.

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