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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Atlanta Kesher Songleading Fellowship

South, Southeast
Open to Jewish teens currently in 9th-12th grade. Fellows receive support and coaching throughout the process from experienced songleading professionals.

Mitzvah Corps

Northeast, West Coast
Mitzvah Corps is the Union for Reform Judaism's network of immersive social justice travel programs for high school students, offering Jewish young adults the chance to build meaningful relationships with like-minded peers and people from around the world and to ask valuable questions, support local efforts, and be real global citizens.

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.

URJ 6 Points Sports Academy, NC

URJ 6 Points Sports Academy provides a unique camping experience that combines professional sports coaching and the beloved traditions of Reform Jewish camping. Campers feed their passion for sport while strengthening their identity as Jewish athletes, building self-confidence and strong connections to their peers and their Judaism.

URJ Camp Coleman, GA

Since 1964, Camp Coleman has served campers from the Southeast United States from Tennessee and the Carolinas through Georgia and Florida. Our mission is to inspire campers and staff to be caring, committed, and connected to the Jewish community through an extraordinary camp experience.

URJ Camp George, ON

Midwest/Canada
Since its inaugural season in 1999 Camp George, the Reform Movement's only Canadian camp, has offered the best in Reform Jewish camping blended with the rich history and tradition of the Ontario residential camp experience.

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 Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), IN

Midwest/Canada
GUCI is a Reform Jewish Movement summer camp serving the Midwest since 1958, a place where children grow and mature into responsible, knowledgeable Jewish young adults. What they take from camp never leaves them: the friends, the music, the campfires, the education, and the memories that only GUCI can provide.

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, WI

Midwest/Canada
Since 1952, when URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute was founded by the Reform Movement, more than 30,000 children have passed through our gates, building lifelong friendships, exploring their Jewish identity, and having the time of their lives. OSRUI is proud of its commitment to providing campers with strong and encouraging Jewish role models.