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Summer Camp & Camperships

Jewish summer camps fuse traditional camps' activities, friendships, and communal life with the Jewish values, role models, and culture of our shared heritage. This uniquely immersive experience provides a confidence-building opportunity in which campers experience joy and discovery in a Jewish communal setting. Children learn confidence, skill-building, and socialization by living in a community. They know how to manage a diverse group of peers, and they face new situations and overcome challenges daily. At Jewish camps, adult role models and mentors create safe spaces for campers to grapple with complex ideas based on Jewish values, texts, and traditions – topics that secular schools and camps might not be able to address. Thus, Jewish camps can provide balance by creating space for spiritual, emotional, and physical growth for campers.

Campership Information

URJ Eisner, Crane Lake & 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

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 several Jewish camps are 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. While Eisner and Crane Lake offer traditional camp activities such as sports, arts, swimming, boating, and outdoor adventure, Sci-Tech specializes in project-based scientific learning and exploration, providing instruction in robotics, environmental science, video production, and more. We invite you to learn more about Eisner, Crane Lake, and Sci-Tech Camps and their commitment to providing your child with fun, safe and unforgettable summer experiences. For more information, please visit the website.

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URJ 6 Points Sports Academy

6 Points Sports – North Carolina offers intensive, high-quality sports instruction while providing individualized attention to each athlete. 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 each day. Our campers improve their athletic abilities, build self-confidence and strong connections to their peers and grow into proud Jewish athletes. For more information, please visit the website.

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URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy

Create. Connect. Celebrate.

Mentored by the best in their field, young artists are drawn together in a dynamic community to experience camp, explore their passions, and improve their skills in culinary arts, dance, instrumental or vocal music,  theater, and visual arts. For more information, please visit the website.

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Click HERE for information on ALL URJ Youth Programs!


Other Summer Camps Not Connected to the URJ

Click HERE for more information about Jewish Summer Camping!


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Summer Camp Scholarships

Two non-financial need-based camp scholarships are available to members of Congregation B'nai Shalom: The Steve Meltzer Youth Summer Experience Scholarship and the Freelander Family ScholarshipTo qualify, campers must be enrolled in and regularly attend our religious school program (80% attendance) and attend any approved Jewish summer program with solid Jewish educational and experiential components. The Steve Meltzer Scholarship is also available for students attending summer Israel trips.

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. The Freelander Scholarship is a partnership among the Freelander family, the synagogues, and the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. Each participating temple will be eligible to help award $2,000 grants to 2nd-3rd-4th-5th grade students who will attend a qualifying Jewish overnight camp for the first time for at least one month. Families must belong and be in good standing at a Central Mass. Synagogue. The oldest child, who is currently in 2nd-5th grade, must be a first–time camper. We will also consider older children, but the priority will be given to 2nd-5th grade students. A family can participate regardless of financial need. The child must be the oldest sibling in the family (if there are siblings), provided the oldest child and the siblings have not gone to overnight camp before and the family has not received this scholarship.

The JFCM also provides a limited pool of scholarships for resident camps. Qualifying camps must be not-for-profit Jewish overnight camps with solid Jewish educational and experiential components. Each participating synagogue will determine which overnight Jewish camps qualify for this program.

Please note that if your child was a Consecrant at Congregation B'nai Shalom or another participating Reform congregation, they received a URJ Camp Gift Certificate. If you have any questions about the scholarships or have misplaced the Gift Certificate, please get in touch with Debbi Morin.

Scholarship Application Forms

STEVE MELTZER YOUTH SUMMER EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FORM

FREELANDER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Steve Meltzer and Freelander scholarship applications should be submitted to Debbi Morin, Assistant Temple Educator, by February 15, 2023.


JFCM OVERNIGHT CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the limited availability of camp scholarships for the summer of 2023. Children attending resident camp for at least three weeks are eligible to apply. All Jewish children from Central Massachusetts are welcome to apply. Qualifying camps must be not-for-profit Jewish camps with strong Jewish educational and experiential components. Preference will be given to families that donate to the Federation's Annual Campaign.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FORM FOR ISRAEL AND OTHER JEWISH NON-CAMP PROGRAMS
Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the limited funding available for Israel experiences and other Jewish programs. All Jewish young people from Central Massachusetts are welcome to apply. Qualifying programs must be not-for-profit with solid Jewish educational and experiential components. Preference will be given to those who donate to the Federation's Annual Campaign.

The JFCM Overnight Camp Scholarship Application AND General Scholarship Form should be submitted directly to CJFCM by February 15, 2023.
 

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