Youth & Teen Programs

From summer camps to youth groups, teen-powered social action to travel programs in Israel and around the world, there is a place for every young person to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

For more than 75 years, the Union for Reform Judaism has provided young people with immersive Jewish experiences that transform and enrich lives. Based in Reform Jewish values, these programs provide nurturing, educational, and fun experiences that promote community, enhance spiritual growth, cultivate Jewish identity, and foster lifelong friendships.

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Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminars

The RAC’s Social Justice Seminars give thousands of Jewish teens the opportunity to impact our political process by speaking with policy makers on Capitol Hill. These weekend-long seminars are designed to expose participants to a variety of public policy issues and to explore the Jewish values that inform the Reform Movement’s advocacy.

NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

Midwest/Canada, Northeast, South, Southeast, West Coast
NFTY is open to teens in grades 6 to 12, helping Jewish teens build confidence, friendships and leadership skills through experiential youth-led educational programming including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives .Programs are offered by nearly 500 Reform congregations and on a regional and North American level.

RAC Teen Justice Fellowship

Virtual
RAC teen justice fellowship programs are learning intensives in community organizing, designed to equip youth leaders with the skills to create change in their home communities. Through our fellowships, high schoolers connect with other social justice leaders from across the country and learn lifelong skills applicable to any issue they are passionate about.

Teen Jews of Color Fellowship

Virtual
Introducing a new fellowship for Jewish Teens of Color, a transformative fellowship for 11th and 12th graders that offers an inclusive and vibrant space for participants to explore all their intersecting identities, cultivate leadership skills, and engage in meaningful project-based learning.

Teen Songleading Fellowships

North America, Virtual
Learn with Jewish music legends and gain concrete skills to lead your community in song and celebration. This prestigious eight-month fellowship is led by Cantor Rosalie Will in partnership with the musical leaders of our movement, including the American Conference of Cantors.

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, PA

At 6 Points Creative Arts, the program staff, campers, and site work together to create a holistic, meaningful experience for artists in a living laboratory for learning and performing. Our program focuses on the whole child, fostering personal advancement and resilience while creating an aspirational arc of growth and possibilities.

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, MA

At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, located just outside of Boston’s science and technology corridor on the campus of the beautiful Governor’s Academy boarding school, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers spend two weeks exploring robotics, video game design, environmental science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities in a friendly setting with campers who share similar interests.

URJ Camp Harlam, PA

Northeast
Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pocono Mountains in rural Pennsylvania, URJ Camp Harlam provides the finest in recreational and educational activities for Reform Jewish youth. We’re particularly proud of our open and inclusive communities that are sensitive to the needs of interfaith and diverse families.

URJ Camp Kalsman, WA

Campers from across the Pacific Northwest – Oregon, British Columbia, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Washington – call Camp Kalsman home. We are committed to our six core values: friendship, sacred community, Reform Jewish identity, kindness, connection to Israel, and our relationship to nature.

URJ Camp Newman, CA

As the West Coast’s largest Reform camp, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children, teens, and adults as year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our mission is to inspire people to take camp home – applying their Jewish learning to their daily lives, ultimately bettering themselves, their communities and the world.

URJ Crane Lake Camp, MA

Crane Lake Camp is rooted in a long history and rich traditions of excellence. A second home to 350 children each session, campers come together to experience the fun and magic of Jewish camping from across the Northeast. At camp, kids of all abilities and backgrounds strengthen their Jewish identities, all while surrounded by beautiful facilities and expert staff.

URJ Eisner Camp, MA

URJ Eisner Camp harnesses the transformative power of Jewish camping, to create meaningful relationships that lay the foundation for our community. Children and teens from across the Northeast join together each summer to experience the fun and magic of our sacred community.