Association of Independent Jewish Camps
We are a community of Jewish Summer camps that challenges and nurtures fun, growth, and individual and community-based summer experiences.
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Professional Management

Harrell Wittenstein -- Executive Director

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Harrell Wittenstein has been professionally involved in the non-profit Jewish Camping Industry for over 25 years as an assistant director, director, executive director and camp consultant.

In his consulting capacity, Harrell has worked with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to assess the needs of camps struggling to meet strategic goals in board development, camper recruitment, fundraising, professional level hiring and staff development. Further, he has helped clients implement new marketing plans, design marketing collateral, develop camp programming, hone recruiting methods, and improve budgeting and strategic planning. Current clients include Camp B’nai B'rith Montreal, Beber Camp, Perlman Camp and Camp Northland B’nai B'rith.

Key successes include working with Camps B’nai Brith Montreal and Northland B’nai B’rith by helping recruit and train new Executive Directors for both camps. To date both camps have achieved 15 – 20% growth year over year for two to three consecutive years. Harrell was recommended to the camp boards by the The Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Harrell is also also an owner and developer of Crystal Park LLC, a seven building office complex in St. Petersburg, Russia. Prior to working in the Jewish communal field, he worked for Industrial Plants Corp. preparing third party appraisals of industrial equipment for banks and other credit institutions.

Harrell holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Illinois, sits on the B’nai B’rith Beber Board of Directors and is currently the Treasurer of Equestrian Connection; a therapeutic horseback-riding program for children and adults with special needs.

Amy Bram -- Director of Cohorts & Conferences

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Amy brings over 20 years of camp leadership experience to AIJC. She recently launched the inaugural summer for Tiyul Summer Adventures Day and Overnight Camp at the Pearlstone Center. Previously she opened Horizon Day Camp, serving children with cancer and their siblings, directed Camp Milldale out of the Baltimore JCC, served as the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator at Camp Louise and worked as the Director of Exceptional Experiences at Ramah Darom in Georgia. Her roots lie in outdoor and environmental education with 10 years at the Day Camp Director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Camp Kingfisher in Atlanta and the Co-Director of the Teva Learning Center in NYC. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

 

Brad Robinson -- Social Media Manager

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Brad has been in camping professionally at Beber Camp for the past 7 years as the Manager of Customer Experience and Marketing, and prior to that he was a camper and staff member for 10 years. Most recently he has started his own design and social media consulting business, Beardley Design, creating graphics, logos and helping companies create and maintain their social media outlets. Brad has presented at several conferences on social media including ACA Tristates, Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly and CampMinder Camp. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

 

 

847-514-4255 / Info@aijcamps.org