The Louis August Jonas Foundation (Camp Rising Sun)

About The Louis August Jonas Foundation (Camp Rising Sun)

For over 90 years, LAJF has been committed to helping young people grow intellectually, ethically, and globally. We do this by operating Camp Rising Sun, our full-scholarship, summer leadership program for teenagers from more than 25 different countries and 10 U.S. states. Each summer, 120 young people practice leadership skills in a supportive community of peers and counselors.

The mission of the Louis August Jonas Foundation is to develop in promising young people from around the world a lifelong commitment to compassionate and responsible leadership for the betterment of their communities and the world.

We seek to:

1. Foster an appreciation of both diversity and our common humanity
2. Expand intellectual horizons and heighten artistic sensibilities
3. Develop leadership abilities and self- reliance in a safe environment
4. Offer and demonstrate a philosophy of living to serve society through the pursuit of humanitarian goals


general counselor

June 2018 - August 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
“The organization is enthusiastic about nurturing future leaders. Their program is topnotch has a lasting impact on the participants. The work environment is excellent, with the staff being very supportive. It is always a good day!”
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