Youth Development

Mid States Habonim Camping Association, Inc.

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.campgalil.org

Mission Statement

Grounded in Habonim Dror's vision for a progressive, egalitarian and cooperative society, Camp Galil is dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences for youth and young adults that empowers them with leadership, a love and commitment of Israel, a sense of Jewish Identity, and respect for one another.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Summer Camp
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Camp Galil serves the Greater Philadelphia area, New Jersey and the greater metropolitan New York area. However, we have campers and staff from across the country and around the world.

ruling year

1991

Executive Director since 2014

Self-reported

David Weiss

Keywords

Self-reported

Camping, Jewish, informal education, youth leadership development, youth Movement, Zionist, Labor Zionist

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Also Known As

Camp Galil

EIN

23-6005866

 Number

6191886304

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Jewish (X30)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Our organization's goals are to inspire creative and responsible Jewish youth leaders who practice social justice (tzedakah) and social responsibility (tikun olum), develop and maintain a close connection to modern Israel and contribute to a vibrant American Jewish community. We have been effective in fulfilling these goals by noting how many of our campers return to be counselors, participate in meaningful Israel programs and have taken leadership positions in their communities. We have the results of numerous surveys in the field from independent organizations, such as the Foundation for Jewish Camp that showcases that. In 2016, Camp Galil had one of the highest measurements for "Connection to Judaism" in Jewish overnight camping in North America.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Camp Galil summer overnight camp Eizor Galil Habonim Dror school year program

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

900,000

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of students enrolled

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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2. Number of alumni (regardless of last date of enrollment) who submit updated contact information to the alumni office within the most recent academic year

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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3. Number of children who return as staff

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To provides extraordinary experiences through an outstanding overnight summer camp program and ongoing year-round programs. To create fun, safe and inclusive spaces that builds intentional communities and offers exceptional leadership development.
    To inspire creative and responsible Jewish youth leaders who practice social justice (tzedakah) and social responsibility (tikun olum), develop and maintain a close connection to modern Israel and contribute to a vibrant American Jewish community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We accomplish our goals through an immersive summer camp environment that has an intentional and thoughtful educational program. This program is supported by the year-round activities that reinforce the lessons learned and attitudes acquired at camp. We provide leadership opportunities from a very young age so that participants are able to practice and experience what it takes to achieve their goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a phenomenal facility in Bucks County, PA, that's capable of hosting up to 180 campers and 60 staff each summer. In addition, we are affiliated with Habonim Dror and HaNoar HaOved, two of the premier youth leadership movements in the world.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We know we are making progress when our families return, year after year, and we currently have a 70% retention rate. We also measure our families' satisfaction in annual surveys. Additionally, many of our alumni return as staff.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are fairly consistent in our progress. However, we could certainly grow the camp, increase our retention, and magnify our effect.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Camp Galil serves the Greater Philadelphia area, New Jersey and the greater metropolitan New York area. However, we have campers and staff from across the country and around the world.

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Funding Needs

Our most pressing need, after operations (which is funded by camp tuition), is a Capital Campaign to build new facilities to replace aging facilities.

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

MIDSTATES HABONIM CAMPING ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Mid States Habonim Camping Association, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

David Weiss

BIO

David joined Camp Galil in the Fall of 2014. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Director of Camp Judaea in North Carolina.
While new to Habonim Dror, David did grow up in Young Judaea, a Zionist youth movement, where he discovered his love and passion for Israel. David earned his graduate degree and undergraduate degrees at Florida State University. While at Florida State, David was the Director of the Jewish Student Union and Vice President of the Hillel.
David is a graduate of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's JCamp180 GIFT program. He has served as a Liaison with the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Launchpad and Cornerstone Fellowships. David also volunteers with the American Camp Association as a Visitor for the camp accreditation process.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Arielle Wernick

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
Yes
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity