August 3, 2011
Video: JDC Summer Camp in Szarvas, Hungary
Playing host each summer to approximately 1,350 Jewish campers and counselors from more than 20 countries, the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation-JDC International Summer Camp at Szarvas, Hungary has secured its reputation as a premier and much sought-after informal Jewish educational venue for children from all parts of the Jewish world.
Since its opening in 1990, Szarvas has also succeeded in nurturing a generation of potential Jewish community leaders comfortable with the idea of working together across national borders. Now a year-round facility, the camp has become the venue for Machol Hungaria and for many of the training seminars for madrichim (youth leaders) organized by JDC’s international community development team, and different segments of the Hungarian community have also begun to avail themselves of the legendary “Szarvas experience.”