According to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jewish camp weaves Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community. Spirited and dynamic staff members use experiential learning to reveal what makes Jewish religion and culture so unique in today's world. At camp, Jewish and Israeli culture is celebrated through song, food, art, and dance.
Each camp designs its own program to be accessible and enjoyable for all campers. Whether they’re telling stories on the playground or in their bunks, learning about the environment, or playing tennis, campers explore what Judaism means to them in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.
The impact of Jewish camp is immediate—campers return home connected to a community and friends that will last them a lifetime. And it doesn’t stop there. Children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.
Congregation Har HaShem is fortunate to offer a summer day camp for kids entering grades 1-5. Information about sessions and costs for summer 2016 is available here. Student entering grades 2 and above are eligilbe to attend OSRUI, our URJ regional overnight camp at which our staff serves as faculty.