Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To provide a nurturing summer home where campers find or enhance their personal connection to Judaism while developing independence, practicing acceptance and inclusion for others, and building their own Jewish community of peers and mentors that will last a lifetime.

Our Vision

To cultivate the next generation of young Jewish people who will make a positive impact in the world.

Our Values

Community
Camp Barney is a space for everyone to feel welcome. At camp, we develop meaningful connections, embrace differences, take care of each other, and show support and appreciation for our camp community.

Self-Discovery
Camp Barney is a place to feel safe, physically and emotionally. We challenge ourselves to become independent and confident while discovering the best version of ourselves.

Joy
We are most open to learning and growing when we are having fun. Camp Barney is a place to play together and experience true joy.

Making a Positive Difference
We share an obligation to take care of the community around us – its environment and its people – with the goal of making a positive impact. We aim to think of others and make our interactions positive, knowing we are always trying to improve.

Jewish Identity
Camp Barney makes Judaism approachable so that everyone in our community can connect to traditions and
culture in a way that is both meaningful and comfortable. We expose our community to the array of Jewish experiences among us and around the world.

Integrity
Camp Barney’s community prioritizes treating people, animals, and the environment with kindness, compassion, and empathy. We emphasize making good choices, even when no one is watching.