Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Shema: Listening to Jewish Youth
Leffert, Nancy and Rabbi Hayim Herring
Search Institute Search Institute Report 1998

Survey of Jewish youth to gain an understanding of their thoughts, feelings and actions in regards to participation in Jewish-sponsored activities.

414 of 1114 (37%) of Jewish youth responded to a mail survey. 56% female, 44% male. Most respondents were in grades 7-12.

Mail survey.


  • 80% of respondents had attended camp at least once. 71% had attended camp for 3 or more summers.
  • Attendance at Jewish camp positively related to participation in Jewish-sponsored activities.
  • Jewish camp attendance positively related to more meaningful religious experiences.