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When was the last time you left a Zoom meeting and said “That was zAWESOME”?

From Hebrew school to Hillels, Shabbat services to staff meetings, we often talk about making programs feel more like camp. But camp isn’t a place, it’s a philosophy. To camplify your programming means to bring the magic of connection, relationships, and meaning to the user experience…no matter the sector, demographic, or season! Boot Camp is for anyone looking to spice up their virtual game. You don’t need to be a camp professional to be a masterful online facilitator. But it is essential to know the latest Zoom tricks, fresh facilitation techniques, and how to build culture within the confines of a screen...and beyond. Over 200 organizations have participated in Boot Camp. Now it's your turn!


Join distinguished leaders from across the field for an experiential, camp-style gathering that trains you to harness critical skills in virtual facilitation and remote experience design. You’ll walk away with inspiration, tools, and modalities that can profoundly engage your community. And, maybe, just maybe… a paper plate award and some Oprah-style giveaways.   





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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 12:00 - 2:45 PM EST

12:00 - 12:05 pm  |  Check In

12:05 - 12:30 pm  |  Opening Ceremony & Ice Breakers

12:30 - 12:40 pm  |  Bunk Time 1 (by professional cohort)

12:40 - 1:25 pm    |  Elective Period 1

  1:25 - 1:30 pm    |  Snack Break

  1:30 - 2:15 pm    |  Elective Period 2

  2:15 - 2:25 pm    |  Bunk Time 2 (by professional cohort)

  2:25 - 2:45 pm    |  Friendship Circle & Awards Ceremony

As a Jewish professional looking to create new ways of connecting virtually, Boot Camp provided me with ideas for refreshing my own communal programs and I can’t wait to share them with my home community.


Lauren Silverman

Sr. Young Adult Engagement Associate, JUF 

WHO's it FOR?

Are you currently running online programs? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you planning to run online programs in the future? This is for you. ✨ Are you a TikTok influencer with 2M followers? Mazels. This is still for you. 🏆 Whether you work at a JCC, Federation, day school, pre-school, synagogue, foundation, summer camp, Moishe House, think tank, start-up or are just brushing up your resumé… this is for you. ⚡️


It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in the value of cross-function collaboration. That's why we’re lowering the price for colleagues who register from the same org. It’ll be like going on a team offsite from your living room! 🌴



Read the elective descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top four choices.


Register online by Monday, August 31 at 8:00 pm ET. Spaces are limited! Electives are assigned first-come first-serve.


Receive a confirmation email with your schedule, bunk assignment, packing list, and login link.


Log on at 12:00 pm ET on Wed., Sept 2 for opening flagpole!

WHO's it FOR?

Are you currently running online programs? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you planning to run online programs in the future? This is for you. ✨ Are you a TikTok influencer with 2M followers? Mazels. This is still for you. 🏆 Whether you work at a JCC, Federation, day school, pre-school, synagogue, foundation, summer camp, Moishe House, think tank, start-up or are just brushing up your resumé… this is for you. ⚡️


It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in cross-functional collaboration. That's why we’re lowering the price for colleagues who register from the same org. It’ll be like going on a team offsite from your living room! 🌴


  • 75 minutes of “Behind the curtain” training & simulation, including a summary of takeaways from all electives

  • Two 45-min electives to expand your skills toolkit 

  • An exclusive Boot Camp t-shirt

  what'S it COST?  

  • 1st ticket: $125

  • 2nd ticket: $75 (total $200 for 2 people)

  • 3rd ticket: $50 (total $250 for 3 people)

  • 4+ people or recently laid off? Contact us for team rates or financial assistance.




Grab a Snack Pack and register now to save your spot at Boot Camp! Registration is open until Mon, August 31, 8:00 pm EST, or until spaces run out. Spots are limited and electives are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get your tuchus over to register now!

Trybal Boot Camp: Session 4

Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020

12:00 - 2:45 pm ET

This initiative was made possible through

ROI Community's Coronavirus Response Micro Grant Program.

Sparking Culture 

Seth Cohen

Learn to spark culture and connection among your participants. The barrier to entry has never been lower, so we’ll explore the small ways you can inspire people to feel like they are part of something bigger, and better, than they could imagine alone.


Sees silver linings. Has had at least 1 optimistic thought lately.

Early Childhood Lab 

Sasha Kopp

Learn best practices to foster online learning and engagement for young children. From holidays to Jewish values, individual relationships and connection are at the core. Focusing on children ages 3-7, we'll imagine how to use the home as a setting for sparking curiosity, Jewish living & joy!


You've questioned your own attention span...

Zoom Magic 101

Clara Marx

Master the Zoom essentials that will maximize your online programming.  We'll walk through the best practices in video and audio settings, key account/admin features, security options, recordings, breakout rooms, and more.


Questions about breakout rooms and fundamental settings

Virtual Facilitation

Sarah Gershman

Freshen up your virtual presence! Learn to translate your in-person skills and agenda to the online space. We’ll explore ways to overcome Zoom fatigue, as a facilitator and participant, and how to shift energy in the moment to maximize group connection and engagement.


Zoom fatigue. Aspirations to be more like Oprah.

Third Party-Party

Rabbi Dan Medwin

Bring interaction into a 2D space. From meetings to celebrations, text-study to ritual-making, strong programs encourage participation, foster collaboration & deepen engagement. Join us in exploring several third-party tools to make your virtual gatherings more interactive


Likes word clouds and visually-pleasing collaborative tools

Zoom Magic 201

Clara Marx

Already comfortable with setting up and running virtual programs? Here’s your chance to get a PhZ in Zoom production wizardry. Learn advanced tools and how to best utilize the software to take your Zoom production skills to the next level.


Zoom-savviness & comfortable creating breakout rooms 

UXperience Design

Carine Warsawski

Learn to create buzzworthy gatherings through the lens of an experience designer. We'll explore how to structure a script, design an arc of touch points, and layer in magic to engineer “z-aha” moments that transcend beyond the screen.


Misses planning in-person events. Loves surprise & delight.

Advanced Zice Breakers

Brian Mitchell

Build your arsenal of Zoom ice breakers! Learn back-pocket activities to kick off a gathering, creatively pivot topics, and captivate your audience’s attention... all while amplifying your community-building goals. This session is the antidote to Zoom fatigue!


Aversion to awkward silence and lame name-games

45 minutes each



Hundreds of leaders, educators and innovators have participated in Boot Camp from the following organizations:


3D Learner

Adas Israel Congregation, North Bethesda, MD

Adat Ari El, Los Angeles, CA

American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled

American Jewish University

Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL

B'nai Aviv, Weston, FL

B'nai Shalom Day School


Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, Toronto, ON

Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor, MI

Brandeis University

Bureau of Jewish Education, Scottsdale, AZ

Camp Gilboa

Camp Ramah of the Poconos

Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning

Central Synagogue, New York, NY

Citizen University

Columbia/Barnard Hillel

Congregation B'nai Israel, Sacremento, CA

Congregation Beth Shalom, Chicago, IL

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye, NY

Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA

Congregation Gesher L'Torah, Alpharetta, GA

Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas, CA

Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal, CA

Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis, MO

David S. Wolfman Consulting LLC

Diller Teen Fellows

Dynamic Change Solutions, LLC

Edah-studio 70

Forum for Jewish Leadership


Harvard Hillel


Hebrew College

Hebrew Union College

Hevreh of Southern Berkshires, Great Barrington, MA

Hillel at Maryville University

Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis

Honeymoon Israel



JCC Harlem

I loved everything about the workshop. It was fun, engaging and entertaining. You made us feel like a cohesive group within 3 hours and created an environment that was exciting and safe. Thank you!

JCC Manhattan


Jewish Communities of Vermont

Jewish Community Center of Dallas

Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Education Center Cleveland

Jewish Education Project

Jewish Family Services of Rochester, NY

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Jewish Federation of St. Louis, MO

Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys

Jewish Federations of Minneapolis and St. Paul

Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston

Jewish Theological Seminary

Jewish United Fund

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York

jHUB - Cleveland

Joint Distribution Committee

Journeys International

Kehillah High, Houston, TX

Kehillat Shaarei Torah, Toronto, ON

Lappin Foundation

Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY

Lauren Schlezinger Consulting

Leading Edge

Legacy Heritage Fund

M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education

Martin Pear JCC, Scottsdale, AZ

Mayyim Hayyim

Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation

Moving Traditions

NJY Camps

Ohef Sholom Temple, Norfolk, VA

Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY

Perlman Camp

PJ Library/Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools

Project Accelerate

Rochelle Zell Jewish High School

Schusterman Foundation

I got just what I wanted. I got exposed to a range of Zoom capabilities and how to use them. I am now much more confident that I can translate my in-person retreats into a Zoom format.

Silverlake Indepedent JCC, Los Angeles, CA


Temple Aliyah, Los Angeles, CA

Temple B'Nai Aviv, Weston, FL

Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester, NY

Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA

Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, MI

Temple Beth Israel, Chicago, IL

Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, TX

Temple Emanuel of Tempe, AZ

Temple Emanuel, Bethesda, MD

Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA

Temple Emunah, Lexington, MA

Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA

Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester

Temple Israel, Natick, MA

Temple Israel, Omaha, NE

Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, IL

Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners, NY

Temple Shalom, Naples, FL

Temple Shalom, Newton, MA

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, NJ

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, ON

Temple Sinai of Glendale, CA

Temple Sinai of Glendale, Glendale, CA

Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA

Temple Solel, Scottsdale, AZ

Temple Tiferet Shalom, Peabody, MA

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

The Associated, Baltimore, MD

The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, NY

The Davis Academy, Atlanta, GA

The First Narayever Congregation, Toronto, ON

The iCenter

The Jewish Center, New York, NY

The Jewish Education Project

The Well, Detroit, MI

Tiny Windows Consulting

Tribe Talk Connection


Union for Reform Judaism

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family JCC


Wexner Foundation

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, CA

This experience was amazing.

Great energy and content. The communications before and after and the registration process were super. Great model of building motivation and interest.