Introduction

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By the early 1900s, outdoor summer camps for children and youth were becoming popular in North America. In 1927, the National Council of Jewish Women started a summer camp for girls in Vancouver. The Concordia Club of Vancouver ran a boys’ camp the same summer.

These camps unified diverse Jewish communities by helping young people build lasting friendships with other Jewish youth. Today, Jewish summer camps in BC have taught three generations of young people the importance of continued community involvement while providing a fun and active atmosphere.