Jewish Summer Camps

Jewish themed summer camps provide an amazing experience for children of all ages. Each camp has a unique curriculum and focus to be engaging to any interest while building a child's Jewish identity. 

There are hundreds of Jewish summer camps in North America. Below are a list of some of the most popular summer, winter, and day camps along with testimony from our members. If you have any questions about which camp might be best for your family, please contact us at hello@templeshalomsb.org

To search for a camp that fits your child's needs, please visit the Foundation for Jewish Camps for a complete list of available camps. 

Local Summer Overnight Camps

6 Points Sports Academy 6pointssports.org/california

 6 Points Sports – California offers intensive high quality  sports instruction while providing individualized attention  to each athlete. In fact, we’ve got a line-up of passionate sports camp coaches and counselors to help. Our programs are open to athletes entering grades 4 through 11.

Local Summer/Winter Overnight Camps

Camp Alonim - www.alonim.com

Camp Alonim strives to spark a love for Jewish culture, tradition, and community in our campers by exposing them to a multitude of ways to be Jewish.  We see every activity we offer as a “gateway”—a means by which they might engage with being Jewish.  By starting with activities a child already enjoys, we can show them how that activity might be Jewish, thereby making it a gateway to a Jewish connection.

Camp Gilding Hilltop and Camp Hess Kramer - www.wbtcamps.org

Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, Camp Hess Kramer and  Gindling Hilltop Camp, provide a dynamic and fun  environment where campers and staff become part of a  community. We strive to build a place where everyone is  equal and included, supported and cared for, connected  and challenged. Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps provide children a better understanding of their Jewish background while giving them a summer they will never forget.

*Personal member testimony below.

Camp JCA Shalom - www.campjcashalom.com

Camp JCA Shalom offers expansive facilities that include  an Olympic-size swimming pool, two outdoor  amphitheaters, conference center, retreat house, archery and sports fields, ropes course, climbing wall, two waterfalls, nature center, the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, Shemesh Organic Farm, horse center, miles of hiking trails, and so much more. Camp JCA Shalom’s vision of Tikkun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Camp Mountain Chai - campmountainchai.com

Camp Mountain Chai expands and enriches Jewish identity  by establishing an atmosphere of knowledge and love for  Jewish culture, traditions and religion. Through a wide  array of activities such as sports, arts, outdoor adventure and aquatics, campers build life-long friendships, independence and self worth.

Local Summer Day Camps

Gan Alonim - alonim.com/GanAlonim

 Gan Alonim Day Camp is a nurturing and loving  environment where children feel free to explore their  world and be adventurous in a safe setting. The Gan staff is committed to helping your children grow and learn by facilitating their participation in daily activities which emphasize fun, appreciation of nature, friendship, safety and Jewish culture.

National Camps

URJ Camp Newman, Santa Rosa, CA - campnewman.org

 At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a  vibrant and joyful Jewish life. Rooted in Jewish values and guided by our experienced staff, we offer fun, immersive summer sessions that give your child the opportunity to develop community, teamwork, self-esteem, and individual skill.

6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, Boston, MAscitech.urjcamps.org 

 At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, scientific inquiry meets  fun! Girls and boys entering grades 5-10 develop  hypotheses, perform experiments, and test out new  technologies in a supportive, vibrant Jewish community. Our campers ask big questions, and discover real answers.

*Personal Member Testimony

"Camp Hess Kramer has changed my life. The camp’s environment itself makes you feel at home. You feel so safe and happy at all times. Camp has also let me build a special bond with all my best friends. Camp Hess Kramer has changed me as a person. It has contributed lots to not only my jewish knowledge, but who I am today. Camp has made me a more positive person and has caused me more happiness every day just thinking about how everyday is closer to the next time I get to be there with the ones I love. It is a place where you feel great and a one in a lifetime opportunity to be able to go. And anyone would be the luckiest person to be able to go." - Cami Taub

Mon, October 23 2017 3 Cheshvan 5778
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