This week, more than 400 campers and staff at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Camp Jacobson in Old Westbury, participated in the nationwide camp community event, Camp Kindness Day, demonstrating their appreciation and compassion.
This week’s activities included campers giving a very special thank you to Camp Jacobson maintenance and kitchen staff during morning lineup and other acts of kindness including making bookmarks for hospitals and senior centers in the area and handing out thank you cards to Old Brookville Police for their hard work. A collection of non-perishable food items was held, with all items being donated to Sid Jacobson JCC’s Food Bank. Campers and staff also created a Mitzvah Tree to highlight the amazing acts of kindness that take place at Camp Jacobson all summer long.
“As a premier camp on Long Island, Camp Jacobson’s mission focuses on bravery, empathy, awareness, and responsibility,” explains Paul Isserles, Camp Jacobson director. “With these values already playing such a large role in the everyday activities of our campers, Camp Kindness Day was a natural fit and another great opportunity for us to teach participants about the importance of kindness to each other, staff, and members of the community.”
Camp Kindness Day is an event highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the work that camps are doing to teach kindness in engaging, simple, and high impact ways that live on in the daily lives of campers and staff members when they return home.
Submitted by Sid Jacobson JCC