A Look Back at Summer Camp for Jewish Ukrainian Refugees

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Mosaic United together with our philanthropic partners – the Jewish Federations of North America, Yad Mordechai, Chabad, and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs – opened a $1.1 million fund to provide restorative, fun, and meaningful Jewish summer camp experiences to Jewish Ukrainian refugee children.

Nearly 1,400 participants experienced over 17,000 camp days at 24 camps spread across 10 different countries.

Despite the myriad challenges facing the campers and camp staff, the experiences of campers were overwhelmingly positive.

A survey conducted by Rosov Consulting showed that for campers and their parents:

  • 100% rated the camp experience as either 5 out of 5 stars (86%) or 4 out of 5 stars (14%)
  • The camp experience strengthened the camper’s desire to participate more frequently in Jewish activities than before (84%), learn more about Judaism and their Jewish heritage (79%), and learn more about Israel (77%).
  • The camp helped the campers feel like they are not alone (93%), proud of being Jewish (92%), and feel welcomed and supported by your local Jewish community (90%).
  • And the camp helped campers have a fun experience (96%), feel safe and secure (96%), and feel like they could take a break from the events in Ukraine (91%).

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