URJ Summer Camps
Eisner and Crane Lake Summer Camps
A Jewish over-night summer camp experience is among the best things one can do to build, maintain, and strengthen Jewish identity. Moreover, spending a summer at camp is fun! While there are several Jewish camps available, we encourage our children to attend our Reform Movement's camps, Eisner and Crane Lake. These camps provide a creative setting for Jewish living and learning through camp programming. They are places where your children will make lifelong friends, embrace new experiences, and explore what being Jewish means to them. We invite you to find out more about Eisner and Crane Lake Camps and their commitment to providing your child with fun, safe and unforgettable summer experiences. For more information, please visit the camp website.
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy
At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers entering grades 5-9 develop hypotheses, perform experiments and test out new technologies in a supportive, vibrant Jewish community. Our campers ask big questions, and discover real answers. Located just outside of Bostonís science and technology corridor on a pristine campus, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy offers a top-quality educational program along with access to the best and brightest minds in the Jewish science and technology community. 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy is the Reform Jewish camp that curious minds have been waiting for. Read about our dates and rates and discounts , especially our $300 early-bird discount!
URJ Kutz Camp
The URJ Kutz Camp - NFTY Leadership Center is part of the greater URJ Camping and NFTY system. Many of the participants come only once or twice to develop their leadership skills in order to return to one's home Temple Youth Group, NFTY Region, or Regional URJ Camp. Reform Jewish teenagers from across North America who are entering the 10th - 12th grades attend Kutz Camp located in Warwick NY. For more information, please visit the camp website.
Mitzvah Corps allows Reform Jewish teens to experience social action at its best. The program combines direct hands-on involvement in communities that need the energy, dedication, and love that youth provide with programs rooted in Jewish social and ethical issues.
Participants will have the chance to live communally with other teens and build their own community, while at the same time engaging in meaningful social justice work, and having fun! For more information about Mitzvah Corps, call 212.650.4071 or check out their website.
Summer Camp Scholarships
There are two non-need based camp scholarships available to members of Congregation Bínai Shalom, The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund and the Freelander Scholarship Fund. To qualify, campers must be enrolled in and regularly attend our religious school (80% attendance), and attend an approved Jewish camp program. The scholarship applications can be downloaded here, or picked up in the temple office.
The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship is limited to our URJ Camps: Eisner, Crane Lake, Kutz, and the new 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy.
You need to attend these camps for at least one full session. The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund is supported by your direct donations, and Youth Committee Fundraisers.
The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts offers generous scholarships to first time campers, with the support of the Freelander Scholarship Fund Camping Initiative in cooperation with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. This fund provides four $1500 scholarships for campers who are attending Jewish summer camp for the first time. Please note that this scholarship is related to the $1000 One Happy Camper Scholarship that your camp may be offering, and you are not eligible to receive both; you may however be eligible to receive up to an additional $500 from the JFCM Freelander Scholarship.
In addition, the JFCM has a limited pool of scholarships for resident camps this summer. You can access the application here All of these Scholarship Applications should be submitted to , Youth Educator, by Monday, February 24, 2014 .
Please note that if your child became Consecrated at Congregation Bínai Shalom, then you received a Gift Certificate towards a URJ camp. If you have any questions about the scholarships or canít find your Gift Certificate, please contact . Thank you!