In the 2 weeks before campers arrive, our staff participates in all sorts of training to get ready for the summer. This year during Staff Week we are excited to be hosting URJ Greene Family Camp for a joint training day. Two years ago, we brought our staff to Greene Family Camp for a joint training day and this year they will join us for a day at CYJ that will include special guest speakers, an Israel update, fun sports and bonding activities, and an energetic Shira (song) and Rikud (Israeli dance) session! We are excited to invite the Greene staff into our beloved camp with open arms. We will start the day with tours for our guests and a huge game of icebreakers with all of the CYJ and GFC staff together. The day will focus on inspiration, education, and joining together towards our common bond: love for Jewish Camp (and Texas)!
We are able to run this amazing joint training thanks to the generosity of a grant awarded to our camps from the Jewish Federation of Houston. The Federation supports CYJ in so many ways with grants and scholarships for campers. They recognize that Jewish summer camps, especially when we work together, are the key to building Jewish leaders for the future.