• Allison Weil

Jewish Federation of Howard County Partners with J Camps to Offer Expanded Busing Services for 2022

Updated: Jan 7

Jewish Federation of Howard County Partners with J Camps to Offer Expanded Busing Services for Summer Camp 2022


COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — The Jewish Federation of Howard County today announced a formal partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore’s J Camps summer camp to provide additional busing options to Howard County residents departing from Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Maryland. The new bus option is in addition to a bus that departs from Bet Yeladim Preschool in Columbia, Maryland.


“Attending Jewish summer camp has proven to have a tremendously positive impact on a person’s feelings about being Jewish,” said Joel Frankel, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County. “The camp experience leads to an increased likelihood of pursuing a fulfilling Jewish identity as an adult. We are thrilled to be able to find new ways to make Jewish camp experiences more accessible to families in Howard County so that we can help enrich campers’ lives now and in the future.”


Formalizing this partnership with J Camps was a priority for the Jewish Federation of Howard County to engage and support more community members for the sustainability and growth that are essential to keep the local Jewish community strong.


J Camps is the summer day camp program run by the JCC of Greater Baltimore. It includes 10 weekly camp options designed for children ages 2 – 15. In addition to regular J Day Camp, families have the option of specialized camps in Sports, Arts, Culinary, STEM, Tennis and more. Families save money when they register for camp by January 31st. More information is available at JCampsBaltimore.org.


“There is no better way to give kids a transformative Jewish experience than Jewish summer camp,” noted Emily Stern, chief program officer at the JCC. “J Camps is proud to partner with the Jewish Federation of Howard County to make J Camps accessible to more Howard County families by working together to market the importance and fun of Jewish camping.”


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