First , Why camp?
Your kids get the chance to explore who they are and who they want to become in a fun environment!
Why Jewish Camp?
Because ruach (spirit) is a part of every activity, campers can explore their
connection to Judaism in a meaningful way while having the summer of their lives.
Camp promotes your child’s individual growth in an enriching Jewish environment.
The immersive experience of overnight camp in general helps children think creatively, become more innovative and flexible, and listen and communicate more effectively. When children attend overnight Jewish camp, the effects are immediate and lasting.
At camp, kids hang out with cool, Jewish role models. Staff members inspire confidence and independence, guiding your child to hone their skills, build self-esteem, and discover interests and talents.
Plus, various studies show that children who go to Jewish camp are more likely to become adults who:
- value their heritage,
- are engaged in their communities,
- support worthy causes, and
- take on leadership roles throughout their lives.
Camp activities emphasize independence, communication, problem solving, collaboration, and leadership — all skills that are critical for success in our 21st century world.
Jewish education at camp is fun, meaningful, and engaging. Camp learning is effective because campers don’t feel like they’re being taught. Rather, they learn through a variety of camp activities.
Songs and activities are often tied to intrinsic Jewish values like community, kindness, and an appreciation for giving back. For example, the highlight of many campers’ summers is the “Color War.” Teams complete all session long in a series of games, competitions and other challenges.
Though the Color War teaches campers about sportsmanship and teamwork, at Jewish overnight camp, it’s so much more than just “red versus blue.” Teams are often based on Jewish historical leaders, places in Israel or other aspects of the Jewish heritage, and the Color War therefore acts as a fun and engaging teaching tool.
Attendance at Jewish overnight camp is a top indicator of connection to the community later in life.
When kids go to Jewish overnight camp, they make memories and connections that will last a lifetime. While life skills, such as communication and teamwork, are celebrated at camp, it’s so much more than that. Jewish overnight camp shows kids the richness of their heritage and just how incredible the Jewish community is.