Description: URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West is the camp curious minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 4-10 get to expl ...read moreURJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West is the camp curious minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 4-10 get to explore, be curious, perform experiments and test out new technologies in a supportive, vibrant Jewish community. Our campers ask big questions and discover real answers. Located just outside of Los Angeles on the campus of Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, 6 Points Sci-Tech West offers a top-quality educational program along with access to the best and brightest minds in the Jewish science and technology community. Email:[email protected]; Phone: 424-387-3764; Website: https://6pointsscitech.org/west/read less
Description: As a Jewish sports camp, URJ 6 Points Sports Academy combines high-level training with all the fun of a traditional ...read moreAs a Jewish sports camp, URJ 6 Points Sports Academy combines high-level training with all the fun of a traditional summer camp. Campers select a sport to “major” in – baseball, basketball, soccer or tennis– and spend 4-5 hrs a day with other Jewish athletes, learning from professional coaches and counselors who are passionate about being Jewish athletes themselves. New for Summer 2017 Session 1 ONLY – competitive swimming, cheer/dance, and softball will be offered as majors. 6 Points is a residential camp located at Occidental College here in LA and there are three 2-week sessions beginning mid-June.
Email: [email protected]
Web site: https://6pointssports.org/california/
Phone: 310-912-7335 read less
Description: The Union for Reform Judaism’s Sports Israel offers teens the opportunity to combine their passion for sport, trav ...read moreThe Union for Reform Judaism’s Sports Israel offers teens the opportunity to combine their passion for sport, travel and Judaism in one place: on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Israel.
Train and learn with professional athletes and top-level coaches from across the Israeli sports world. Compete in familiar and new sports alongside Israeli peers, sharing each other’s cultures and growing from your experiences together. Practice skills such as leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship for your life on and off the field. read less
Description: Open to Jewish boys and girls currently in grades 9-12 (Separate camps for Girls and Boys)
CAMP GOALS AND OUTCOMES
...read moreOpen to Jewish boys and girls currently in grades 9-12 (Separate camps for Girls and Boys)
CAMP GOALS AND OUTCOMES
Goal #1: To empower teens with knowledge so they can make Jewish-informed choices in their lives.
1.1) Understand at least four Jewish core values/themes, e.g., Shabbat, Kosher, Unity and Community, and Tzedakah, and encounter, practice or engage with these themes during camp.
1.2) Practice or undertake one of the above themes after camp.
Goal #2: To develop confidence, courage, and an appreciation of the individual worth and competence of themselves and their peers.
2.1) Try new experiences with confidence, and demonstrate and utilize a new skill or knowledge gained at camp that can affect their lives at school, work, home, or in the future.
2.2) Participate in and contribute to team activities and tasks with self-confidence and cooperation with others.
2.3) Make new, Jewish friendships and maintain those relationships long after camp.
Goal #3: To train the next generation of Jewish leaders, who can positively inspire and impact the people and environment around them.
3.1) Share new Jewish knowledge and lessons learned at camp with family members and friends.
3.2) Participate in and contribute to CTeen local and regional programs and Shabbatons during the year.
Goal #4: To foster wonder, appreciation, and respect for nature and the environment.
4.1) Participate in activities such as hiking, camping, and other outdoorsy adventures.
4.2) Be aware of the need for environmental justice and adopt practices such as recycling and reduced consumption.
Vail, CO: Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, Canyonlands National Park, UT, Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV,
Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.
This trip includes 5 hours of community service. read less
Description: Camp Be’chol Lashon is a multicultural Jewish leadership camp that teaches about global Jewish diversity, builds c ...read moreCamp Be’chol Lashon is a multicultural Jewish leadership camp that teaches about global Jewish diversity, builds community leaders, and inspires a love of Judaism.
The camp is held at beautiful Walker Creek Ranch in West Marin, an hour north of San Francisco.
Camp Be’chol Lashon is for campers ages 8-18, with special leadership opportunities for ages 15-18. Campers come from all over the United States and around the world.
Camp Be’chol Lashon is the only summer camp focused on Jews as a multicultural people. While ALL children are invited to be part of a global Jewish community, Camp Be’chol Lashon provides ethnically and racially diverse Jews with an opportunity to see themselves as an integral part of the Jewish people. read less
Contact Phone: WHERE Gold Creek Center, the summer 2019
Description: (Campers entering 3rd-10th grade)
CITs (entering 11th and 12th grade)
CAMP GESHEЯ is the only overnight camp on t ...read more(Campers entering 3rd-10th grade)
CITs (entering 11th and 12th grade)
CAMP GESHEЯ is the only overnight camp on the West Coast designed especially for campers from Russian-speaking Jewish families. CAMP GESHEЯ partners with Camp JCA Shalom and Shalom Institute with their over 65 years of excellence in Jewish camping.
For Children entering 3rd-8th grades from Russian-speaking Jewish families
Teens entering 9th-10th grades can participate in our LIT
Teens entering 11th-12th grades can participate in our CIT
The LIT and CIT programs at Camp GesheЯ are leadership training programs designed for our new and returning campers entering 9th-12th grades.
The programs provide Russian Jewish teens with the skills they need to take a leadership role in all areas of life, in teamwork and camp life.
Together we will learn to embrace and overcome challenges, to develop innovative solutions, and to lead and contribute to the community of camp, and beyond. This is an excellent “pre-job” experience for any teen!
In the future, alumni of LIT and CIT programs will learn to become a counselor for our camp.
At Gold Creek Center, the summer 2019 home of Camp JCA Shalom,
in the beautiful Angeles National Forest.
For more information call: Elena Gogolev at (818) 455-2616 or email: [email protected]read less
Description: Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Here, a vibrant Jewish communal life will enhance art ...read moreHavaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Here, a vibrant Jewish communal life will enhance art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. Located on the Scripps College campus in southern California, campers will learn from working artists who are also comfortable teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience. Campers choose from one of our four core art studios (Visual Art, Music, Dance/Movement, and Theater) during each of our two-week sessions. Electives will allow young artists to continue working in their core studio or to explore another discipline. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, campers and staff have all the tools and inspiration possible right at their fingertips. Whether they go deeply into their chosen art form or they try something for the first time, campers will grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings.
For more information, please contact Julianne
Schwartz, Camp Director, at 833-HAV-ARTS | direct: 323-794-2743 read less
Description: 2020 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from August 2 - 7, 2020. (special pre-weekend experience beginning Ju ...read more2020 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from August 2 - 7, 2020. (special pre-weekend experience beginning July 31st)
A week-long summer arts experience like no other!
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is filled with workshops, performance exhibition and the excitement of meeting new friends from all over the world, helping others and discovering a rich, Jewish world.
Every summer, in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games®, teens 13-17 come together for a creative experience. ArtsFest allows teens to explore their artistic spirit, gain new skills, work with top-level Artists-in-Residence and engage in social service. It’s a summer adventure that allows them to unleash their imagination and engage passionately with their creativity.
Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Ari at [email protected], or 323-556-5203.
Phone: (323) 556-5203;
Address: 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036;
Description: JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, Califo ...read moreJCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California. Our camp welcomes athletes in grades 3 through 11. During our one, two and four-week camp sessions, campers develop skills in their sport of choice – baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, flag football, dance, volleyball, and running & fitness. There are also plenty of other sports and activities mixed in with the core values of a Jewish summer camp experience. The camp takes place at Meno College in Atherton, CA.
Contact Information: Eytan Graubart;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (415) 997-8844;
Website: www.maccabisportscamp.org read less
Description: Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000!
Eligibility criteria for first- ...read moreYour first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000!
Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers
$1,000 grant for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
$700 grant for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp in California
*Only campers who have never attended camp for any period of time are eligible for first-time camper grants.
One Happy Camper is not a scholarship program. Grants are not based on financial need.
A child can only receive one grant that is affiliated with the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program. This includes, but is not limited to, the PJ (Library) Goes to Camp – One Happy Camper program, the Harold Grinspoon Western Massachusetts camp incentive program, and/or the various community-based and camp-sponsored One Happy Camper programs.
Contact Person: Natasha Tobin
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (323) 761-8245
Website: https://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper/read less
Description: June 25 - July 21, 2020
Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over ...read moreJune 25 - July 21, 2020
Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a 4-week summer program since 1981. Our teens experience Israel's culture, heritage, language, and society as they tour the beautiful country. We hike, bike, swim and travel all across Israel while learning about its people and rich history. Each participant engages in several volunteer activities and completes up to 40 hours of community service during the program. During Gadna week, our participants will get to experience hands-on army training and educational activities with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commanders. This year, you can also earn 3 college credits if eligible and accepted to our dual enrollment program. What makes Chetz V'Keshet truly unique is our Israeli participants--25% of our participants are Israelis who are members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement. Our counselors are all Israelis who are fluent in English, have completed their army services and mastered our intensive training course.
Contact Info: Orlie, Director, 212-390-8130 ext. 309 read less