Find a Reform Jewish Summer Camp
The Union for Reform Judaism's 14 overnight summer camps offer foundational experiences that have a lifelong impact. From regional to specialty camps, young people learn invaluable skills while having an unforgettable time, all inspired by Reform Jewish values.
What You Need to Know about Reform Jewish Summer Camp
Here's what you need to know about the Reform Movement's Jewish Summer Camps
Why Jewish Camp?
6 Powerful Reasons to Send Your Child to Jewish Summer Camp
Jewish summer camp fuses the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with the Jewish values, role models and culture our shared heritage
Camp Unplugged: Going Tech-Free at Jewish Summer Camp
What's so special about going unplugged at Reform Jewish summer camp? We interviewed the director of URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA, to talk about this surprisingly popular camp policy.
9 Things to Love about Jewish Summer Camp
First as a camper and now as a counselor, I've learned so much from my time at Reform Jewish summer camp. Here are just a few of the things camp has taught me that make me love being here.
What Camp Taught Me about Being B’tzelem Elohim
I have watched the people around us grow and change, coming back year after year to a holy community – one where we all truly are b’tzelem elohim.
Camp's Lasting Impact
10 Ways Working at Jewish Summer Camp Will Transform Your Career
Today’s college students have lots of choices for summer jobs! Here are 10 reasons why working at a Jewish summer camp is the best opportunity for someone thinking about professional careers.
I Really, Really Wish I'd Gone to Jewish Summer Camp as a Kid
To be in a camp like this, these young people could be genuine in their identities as deep thinkers, curious minds, playful youth, and passionate Jews, all coalescing in the sacred space of community.
From Jewish Camp Counselor to Professional Success
Working at Jewish sleepaway camp, I got to spend time with friends, learn new activities, and learn about myself – and the experiences I had as a staff member are applicable to post-college jobs, helping prepare me for the “real” world.
Guides & Tips
A Guide to Sending Your Child the Very Best Letters at Summer Camp
When you send mail to your children at camp, you help them feel connected to family and friends and reassure them of your support in their home away from home.
10 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Camp
For first-time campers, emotions run the gamut from nervousness to excitement and everything in between.
Packing for Jewish Camp: 10 Tips
Here are ten great tips for getting your camper packed and ready to go!
18 Questions to Ask Your Child After Summer Camp
After your child returns from jewish summer camp and catches up on sleep, what do you ask to avoid the dreaded "We did fun stuff" response?
Camp Recipe: Homemade Banana Pudding
Nothing says “Welcome to camp!” like a serving of homemade banana pudding from URJ Jacobs Camp, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Utica, MS. It's served on opening and closing night.
Camp Recipe: Summer Camp-Style Fried Chicken
At URJ Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX, nothing signals Shabbat quite like the camp’s famous fried chicken, served up for Friday night dinner.
Camp Recipe: Sunday Morning Shakshuka
URJ Crane Lake Camp's favorite Sunday breakfast is our delicious shakshuka recipe, an Israeli breakfast dish consisting of poached eggs in a cumin-spiced tomato, pepper, and onion sauce.
Camp Recipe: Gluten-Free Matzah Balls
The weekly Shabbat meal is a favorite at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, and the best part is that it tastes great and is served to everyone, regardless of dietary needs. You'd never know it was gluten-free if you weren't told!