Kehilla Kedosha: Creating A Safe, Welcoming, Inclusive Community

At Camp Wise, we strongly believe that when every member of our community feels a sense of belonging, they are able to explore who they are and who they want to be, try new things, and venture outside their comfort zone. In our camp environment, we aspire to create sacred spaces grounded in Chesed (compassion) and Gemilut Chasadim (loving-kindness) so that each individual in camp has an opportunity to develop self-respect, self-confidence, and a strong sense of self. Our goal is for campers and staff alike to be proud of who they are and feel supported in celebrating their unique identity and experiences. At Camp Wise, we welcome all who wish to participate in our camp experience regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, family composition, or accessibility.

Statement On Gender & Sexuality

In alignment with our values, mission, Camp Wise welcomes everyone, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Camp Wise is committed to making our community a welcoming and comfortable environment for campers, families, and staff.

Every member of the Camp Wise community has the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun that corresponds to their stated gender identity. Campers will be housed with the gender that most closely aligns with their gender identification. Discrimination, bullying, and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or family composition is prohibited. It is the responsibility of Camp Wise and its staff to ensure that all campers, including transgender and gender nonconforming campers, feel safe, supported and celebrated in our camp environment.

The scope of this responsibility includes ensuring that any incident of discrimination, harassment, hostility or bullying is given immediate attention, including investigating the incident, taking appropriate corrective action, and providing campers and staff with appropriate resources.