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Cornerstone Fellowship 2019: Camp Application

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The Cornerstone Fellowship 2019


The 2019 Cornerstone Seminar will be at

Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA, from

Sunday, May 19th at 2pm Eastern through Thursday, May 23rd at 12pm Eastern.



Before completing this application, please be sure to thoroughly review the

Cornerstone Fellowship 2019 Participation & Information Guide.


Applications are due by 4:59pm PST on Friday, December 7, 2018.



Completing your Application

  • To begin, input your official Camp Name below, and enter your name, role and email. Then select ‘Next Page’ below.
  • We've included instructions and guiding text along the way beneath questions to add clarity.
  • This form should be completed by the camp Director or an appropriate member of your Full-Time, Year-Round leadership team - someone who has the authority to agree to the information submitted, commitments required, and can certify that all information provided herein is true and accurate.
  • Please respond to all questions as detailed as possible. For some questions, we've provided tips (below answer boxes) to help clarify.

Saving Data
  • You can pause the application form at any time and save your work up to that point.A “Save-and-Resume” checkbox (at the top or bottom of this form) will allow you to save progress, and return to the form at another time. All responses will be saved, but you will be returned to the beginning of this form.
  • When you opt to “Save-and-Resume”, you will submit your email address and a password.
  • Thereafter, you will receive a link to access the incomplete form in the future. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
  • This link can be accessed at any time by anyone with the correct credentials, by clicking the link to “Resume a previously saved form” (also at the top and bottom of this form).
  • Once the submission has advanced from the exact spot where you left off, you will need to start the "Save-and-Continue" process over to do it again. You can go through the “Save-and-Continue” process as many times as needed.


If you have any questions, please contact Jill at Cornerstone@jewishcamp.org, or 646-278-4507.  

FJC staff will be available during regular business hours to assist you.

START YOUR APPLICATION!

Please share your camp’s full, official name - as printed on your camp’s website or financial documents and used for FJC's Camp Census (EXAMPLE: Habonim Dror Camp Galil, Camp Daisy and Harry Stein, or URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute). This will be used for sending your program stipend check, various communications, many printed documents, etc.


This application should be completed by the Camp Director or an appropriate member of your Full-Time, Year-Round leadership staff. Since we know this can vary - please let us know who is primarily completing this form.




Upon submission, a copy of your responses will be sent to the email above, as well as the Director and Primary Contact emails you'll be asked for on the next pages.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Carefully complete the information below to ensure your camp receives 
all important program-related communication in a timely manner throughout the Fellowship!
Director's Details
Please provide details about the Camp Director (even if they will not be the primary contact for Cornerstone-related communications).



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FJC will use this email to send important and time-sensitive information. Please be sure this address is checked regularly and Cornerstone@jewishcamp.org is added to any ‘safe sender’ list.

Please provide a different email from the one above, to only be used in cases we're unable to reach them.

The FJC Cornerstone team requires a Full-Time/Year-Round staff person listed as the Primary Contact to have on-going communications with regarding Cornerstone business (we know the Camp Director may not be able to)! This includes form and document submissions, camp and fellow eligibility, and to make final judgement calls with us on potential questions or issues.

The Primary Cornerstone Contact will receive all communications from FJC.

Primary Contact (if NOT the Director)
This section should only be completed if your camp's Primary Contact for Cornerstone-related business is NOT the Camp Director (listed above).

The Primary Contact is different than the Liaison role, and camps are most successful when the Primary Contact is a Full-Time and Year-Round member of the Camp leadership team.





This will be the address where FJC sends important and time-sensitive information. Please be sure this address is checked regularly and that Cornerstone@jewishcamp.org is added to any ‘safe sender’ list.

Please provide a different email from the one above, to only be used in cases we're unable to reach them.

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Numbers only.

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Location & Date Details

Please use the first day campers/participants arrive.

Please use the last day campers/participants depart.




Summer & Winter addresses are based on your camp's responses to the FJC Camp Census.
VISION: DIRECTION & GROWTH


Before continuing, please review this year's 2019 Participation & Information Guide
for details about expectations and the various aspects of the Cornerstone Fellowship.

Prior to the seminar, your camp will be responsible for developing a framework to direct your Liaison and Fellows in ways to best incorporate their learning into camp supporting your camp’s unique mission, vision and growth goals. Camp leadership plays an important role in providing ongoing support and guidance to the Liaison to put learning into action, incorporating Cornerstone into camp at various levels, developing staff programming, and creating a framework for future Jewish culture change and growth.




If you've participated in Cornerstone before, you may wish to reference previous vision statements to build upon earlier applications or look back at your end-of-summer reports for context.
Cornerstone Fellows are expected to enhance and implement Jewish educational programming and content in a variety of camp areas. Some examples of past Cornerstone teams: enhance and grow Jewish life in Shabbat activities, Jewish bunk rituals, Israel programs, infusing Jewish content into specialty activity areas (i.e. sports, arts, music, nature, ropes), and staff programming.

This can be programs, initiatives, attitudes, etc., but do strive to be as concrete and specific as possible!

I.E. New camp leadership, difficulty recruiting enough Fellows, major program changes, etc.
LIAISON INFORMATION

The Liaison is a member of their camp’s senior leadership team whose role at camp provides for ample time and capacity to supervise and support the cohort of Fellows. Liaisons should have the ability to influence Jewish culture at camp and to support the implementation of Jewish activities throughout the summer.


The Liaison's role is to provide ongoing support, supervision, and guidance to the Fellows as the cohort develops and implements an action plan at camp. Action plans outline the programs, activities, and initiatives Cornerstone Fellows will implement at their camp and are developed in real-time during the May seminar. 


Please confirm your Liaison meets all necessary criteria outlined in the 2019 Participation & Information GuideLiaisons attend the Cornerstone Seminar (May 19-23, 2019) during which they participate in Professional Development sessions created specifically for their supervisory roles at camp.

Liaison Basics



This will be the address where FJC sends important and time-sensitive information. Please be sure this address is checked regularly and that cornerstone@jewishcamp.org is added to any ‘safe sender’ list.

Please provide a different email from the one above, to only be used in cases we're unable to reach them.

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If you are unsure of this answer, please make an educated guess. All sizes are Adult, and on-site availability is not guaranteed. 


More About your Liaison






Liaisons should have at least 2 years of supervisory experience at camp prior to taking on this role. Please do not include this upcoming summer in your count. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact FJC.




Please do not use dashes or bullet points. Share responsibilities that are in addition to their supervising and mentoring your Cornerstone cohort.


Share the skills this person will bring to guide and elevate the Fellows' experience and/or how they are suited to guide your cohort to success in implementing Jewish culture enhancement and/or change at your camp.

Israeli Co-Liaison
Camps with a returning Israeli shaliach/shlicha who serves on your camp's Leadership Team may apply to have them serve as a Co-Liaison, alongside and in support of the Liaison named above. This individual will also be charged with the additional responsibilities of guiding the Fellow cohort and will be the Liaison's peer during the Cornerstone seminar and throughout the summer process. A follow-up conversation and application will be requested from The iCenter. If you do not, more details about the option to send Israeli shlichim as Fellows is on the next page. (Additional details in the 2019 Participation & Information Guide.)






If you are unsure of this answer, please make an educated guess. All sizes are Adult, and on-site availability is not guaranteed. 

This will be the address where FJC sends important and time-sensitive information. Please be sure this address is checked regularly and that Cornerstone@jewishcamp.org is added to any ‘safe sender’ list.

Please provide a different email than the one above, to be used only in cases we're unable to reach them.
Additional Fellow Opportunities

Israelis @ Cornerstone:  Israeli counselors/shlichim, who are returning to camp for their 2nd or 3rd summer (in a non-supervisory role) may be eligible to participate as Fellows. Israeli participants attend Cornerstone in partnership with The iCenter, and must be reviewed separately before being included in a camp’s list of eligible Fellows. If accepted, these individuals may count towards the minimum number of Fellows for a camp’s cohort.


NEW - Senior Fellows:  In 2019, FJC will pilot a track for up to 15 recent Cornerstone alumni still working at camp, to participate in Cornerstone for a second year as Senior Fellows. This group will engage in deeper learning about experiential Jewish education, higher-level skill-building workshops around facilitation and program design, and mentorship from faculty educators in their particular Jewish content area of interest. Senior Fellows will apply for participation as additional cohort members from their participating camps, and will convene virtually in the spring, and in-person at Cornerstone Seminar. They will have responsibility for implementing an elevated individual project at camp during the summer.



For additional details or clarification about the different roles of folks who participate in the Cornerstone Fellowship, 
Important Notes:
  • This form will take place of the previously required "Participation Agreement" form which used to be sent upon acceptance in January. Be sure you've reviewed the 2019 Participation & Information Guide in its entirety for this year.
  • You will be asked to type your full name at the bottom of this page as an "e-signature."
  • Upon submission, a copy of your responses will be sent to your email indicated on the first page, as well as the Director and Primary Contact emails. If you do not receive them as a confirmation email, please contact Cornerstone@jewishcamp.org.
CONFIRMATION & COMMITMENT

Camps may not participate in the Cornerstone Fellowship without a Liaison present at all times throughout the Seminar.


On the next page, please print (or save as a PDF) your responses. If accepted, it will be helpful to refer to these details when discussing your goals and creating a framework with your Advisor.
E-SIGNATURE

Type your full name below to affirm this statement: