The camp is the realization of the common vision of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The idea was to create an international Jewish experience for youngsters from Eastern and Central Europe. By now the camp has grown beyond its original idea and is now open to Jewish youth from all over the world. The camp is the largest in Eastern and Central Europe, serving approximately 2,000 youth during each summer. The campsite, located approximately 150 km. south-east of Budapest, was opened in 1990 and provides Jewish youth with fun-filled Jewish educational activities organized around themes chosen each year.