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Joel Charnick

Camp JCA Shalom
Malibu, California
In short, I love all things camp. But if you are reading this, it's probably the same with you...

ummer 2016 will be Joel Charnick’s 29th at Camp JCA Shalom, and his 14th as Camp Director. Jewish Camping is his life’s passion.

Starting at Camp JCA Shalom as a TASCer, then as a CIT, Counselor, TASC Unit Head, CIT Director, Tiyul (Teen Travel Trip) Director, Etgar (Israel Trip) Director, and Program Coordinator, Joel returned to the Shalom Institute in 2001 and has been the Director of Camp JCA Shalom since 2003. Joel graduated from the University of Arizona (go Wildcats!), went to graduate school at Colorado State University, and earned his MBA in Nonprofit Management from American Jewish University. Joel is married to Rachel and has two beautiful children, Jonah and Lily. Joel and Rachel are looking forward to watching their children grow up at Camp JCA Shalom.

Joel has numerous accomplishments including completing the Lekhu Lakhem, ELI, and Chazon fellowships. In 1989, during session 2, he won a camp-wide gaga tournament. In Aleph class at the Hebrew School at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, in San Diego, Joel was presented with the award for “Excellence in prayers and singing.” In his free time, Joel loves to play the kazoo, drink coffee and take long walks on the beach.
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