A Jewish 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, Crane Lake and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy. 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.
At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers entering grades 5-10 spend two weeks exploring robotics, video game design, environmental science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities in a friendly setting with boys and girls who share similar interests.
Throughout their experience, campers explore what Judaism means to them—and how this complements their interests in science and technology. Our five core values shape our community – kavod (respect), kesher (connection), sakranut (curiosity), taglit (discovery), and savlanut (patience). Campers gain an understanding of their place in the long history of the Jewish people’s contributions to science and technology, and build a strong connection to Israel as an incubator of innovation. Located just outside of Boston’s science and technology corridor on the campus of the beautiful Governor’s Academy boarding school, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy offers all of the advantages of a top-quality educational facility along with access to the best and brightest minds in the Jewish science and technology community. Read about our dates and rates and discounts , especially our $300 early-bird discount!
6 Points Sports – North Carolina offers intensive high quality sports instruction while providing individualized attention to each athlete. In fact, we’ve got a line-up of passionate sports camp coaches and counselors to help. Our programs are open to athletes entering grades 4 through 11.
Athletes take their game to a whole new level! Our unique approach to Jewish education promotes Jewish identity building throughout the course of each day. Our campers not only improve their athletic abilities, they build self-confidence, strong connections to their peers and grow into proud Jewish athletes.
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.
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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.
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Non URJ Summer Camps
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Summer Camp Scholarships
There are two non-need based camp scholarships available to members of Congregation B’nai Shalom, The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund and the Freelander Family Scholarship Fund Camping Initiative. To qualify, campers must be enrolled in and regularly attend our religious school (80% attendance), and attend an approved Jewish camp program.
The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship is limited to our URJ Camps: Eisner, Crane Lake, Kutz, and 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, by the proceeds from registering your Stop & Shop Card in the A+ program , and by Youth Committee Fundraisers
The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts (JFCM) offers generous scholarships to first time campers, with the support of the Freelander Family 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 you may also apply for, but you are not eligible to receive both; you may however be eligible to receive up to an additional $500 from the JFCM. In addition, the JFCM has a limited pool of scholarships for resident camps this summer.
Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Application
Freelander Family Scholarship Information Page, Freelander Family Scholarship Application
JFCM Scholarship Information Page, JFCM Scholarship Application
These Scholarship Applications should be submitted to Debbi Morin, Youth Educator, by February 1, 2018.
Please note that if your child became Consecrated at Congregation B’nai Shalom, then you received a Gift Certificate towards a URJ camp. If you have any questions about the scholarships or can’t find your Gift Certificate, please contact Debbi Morin. Thank you!