The Camp Young Judaea Collection consists of 1 box which contains artifacts, marketing materials, newsletters, and organizational materials that document the activities and operations of Camp Young Judaea in Texas and the surrounding region from 1949-2012.
1949 - 2012
Language of Materials
The majority of material is in English with a small amount in Hebrew.
Conditions Governing Access
This material is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish from the Camp Young Judaea Collection, 1949-2012, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.
The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.
Biographical / Historical
Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. They have brought together thousands of Jewish youth from across the country and around the world – of every religious, cultural, and political persuasion, through a shared commitment to Jewish values, Jewish pride, and love of Israel. Each year more than 2,000 campers - grades 2nd to 12th - and staff attend Young Judaea’s network of day and overnight summer camps located around the country.
Camp Young Judaea - Texas is a traditional, residential, Jewish camp founded in 1952. They are a co-ed camp that accepts campers between 2nd and 9th grade, (ages 7 to 14), and typically have 300 campers per session. There are two sessions every summer, each three weeks long. The campground is located near Austin, Texas, in Wimberley. Staff expose campers to a number of activities designed to educate, inspire, and enrich the lives of their campers.
Excerpted from: Camp Young Judaea Texas
Artifacts, marketing materials, newsletters, and organizational materials document activities, events, news, and operations of Camp Young Judaea in Texas and the surrounding region from 1949-2012.
This collection is arranged in four series:
Series I: Artifacts
Series II: Marketing Materials
Series III: Newsletters
Series IV: Organizational Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Outlook newsletters donated by Joseph A. Kornfeld for the Houston Jewish History Archive via Josh Furman, Feb. 19, 2018, with the exception of the 1998, v. XVII, Issue 3, which was donated by Karen Rubinsky. All remaining items donated by Karen Rubinsky for the Houston Jewish History Archive via Josh Furman April 12, 2018., Feb. 19, 2018