Focus on Social Justice
Jewish summer camps also teach campers about current social issues and the importance of living a charitable life. For instance, in the 1960s, campers learned about the civil rights movement. Today, camps often discuss Israeli history and Holocaust survivors sometimes come to speak about their experiences. Current affairs such as the situations in Rwanda and Darfur are also explored by older campers. Over the summer, there is also a focus on volunteer activities and individual initiative.