Why Jewish Camp?

Summers at overnight camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities… 

Summer camp is about so much more than campfires and color war. It’s a chance for kids to explore who they are and who they want to become. At Jewish camp, ruach (spirit) is part of every activity—from dancing to hitting a home run—allowing campers to explore their connection to the Jewish community while having the summer of their lives. Campers are bunkmates and team players, artists and athletes, creative problem-solvers and blossoming leaders, developing independence and communication skills they can use their entire lives. 

Jewish camps each have their own personality and weave Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp in unique ways. Just like our kids, Jewish camps are a diverse group. In fact, we work with over 300+ traditional and specialty, day and overnight camps across North America. 

With so many choices out there, you’ll be sure to find a camp out there that is right for your child—and we are here to help you find it! Use our Find a Camp tool to begin your search for the perfect summer experience. It makes it easy to discover camps you and your kids will love, based on information such as where you live, your child’s grade, and the type of activities your child is seeking. 

Each camp designs its own program to be accessible and enjoyable for all campers.

Whether they’re telling stories in their bunks, learning about the environment, or playing tennis, campers explore what Judaism means to them in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment. Spirited and dynamic staff members share Jewish and Israeli culture through song, food, art, and dance. 

The impact of Jewish camp is both immediate and lasting—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 and take on leadership roles in their communities.