Leading by Experience

March 6, 2014
BY Lauren Root

Studies show that Jewish summer camp is a valuable and enriching experience, not only for young campers, but also for their leaders. This summer, Bradley Kerxton will begin his third season as director of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC’s Top Notch Teen (TNT) program for rising seventh and eighth-graders.

As a TNT veteran, Kerxton is well-acquainted with the popular and competitive leadership development program that focuses on team building and group leadership activities. Teens in the program assist counselors in the care of preschool campers while they develop important leadership and communication skills and earn community service hours. As part of their training, the teens learn about basic water safety and participate in seminars on age-appropriate topics such as social media awareness. The program helps to grow future Jewish communal leaders as well as future camp counselors.

“[TNT] is an amazing experience, and I love every minute of helping teens become leaders. The program helps shape [them] during their teenage years,” says Kerxton.

In addition to helping younger children, TNTs also enjoy a variety of electives including art, drama, fitness, sports and trips. Summer registration is in full swing and filling up quickly. Contact Bradley Kerxton at 410-559-3547 or bkerxton@jcc.org.

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