Why Jewish Overnight Camp?

Jewish overnight camp is just plain fun! It is so much more than campfires and color war. Kids love camp because it is a magical place where they can be accepted for who they are. Summer camp fosters independence, builds self-esteem, creates lifelong friendships, and enhances an appreciation of the great outdoors. It transforms the lives of young children by providing them the opportunity to be immersed in a culture that is truly unique.

Jewish overnight camp is packed with action: boating, basketball, filmmaking, rock climbing, cooking, archery, yoga, painting, drama, dance—you name it! Ruach (spirit) is part of every activity. Campers are bunkmates, team players, artists, athletes, problem solvers and blossoming leaders. Songs and activities are often tied to intrinsic Jewish values like community, kindness and an appreciation for giving back.

Jewish overnight camp celebrates Judaism in a fun and non-threatening way. Jewish experiences at camp excite and inspire campers. The impact of overnight Jewish camp is immediate and lasting. Studies show that children who go to Jewish camp are more likely to become adults who value their heritage, are engaged in their communities, support more causes, and take on leadership roles throughout their lives.

Jewish teen campers at an overnight camp sing by a fire