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At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, a Reform Jewish summer camp with locations in Byfield, MA, and Thousand Oaks, CA, every summer morning starts with a “Boker Big Bang” – a brief prayer followed by a (contained) explosion. Here are a few of the camp’s favorite experiments.

Nothing says summer quite like the neon colors and vibrant swirls of tie-dyed clothing! 

Ever wonder how a Jewish summer camp runs? Get to know camp using this glossary, which will introduce you to a typical day at camp, including, mealtime, staff, periods of the day, and special events/trips for campers.

After your child returns from camp and catches up on sleep, what do you ask to avoid the dreaded "We did fun stuff" response?

We’ve compiled some of the most popular and useful resources to help your family get ready for camp, collected from veteran parents and staff of the Union for Reform Judaism’s 16 summer camps.

When you think of summer camp meals, what comes to mind? If you’ve ever attended a URJ camp – North America’s Reform Jewish camping system – you know that camp food goes far beyond standard cafeteria fare. 

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.

You’ve said goodbye to your camper and now you want to send some love from home – but you don’t know where to start! Here are 10 tips for sending care packages to camp.

Jewish summer camps fuse the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with the Jewish values, role models and culture our shared heritage


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