Jewish Camps

At TBT we believe that Jewish camping is a part of our Jewish curriculum. The beauty of Jewish camping is not only the wonderful experience of camp, but also of being part of a dynamic Jewish community “24/7”. Below are the camps that we hope you will consider for your child this summer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our Parent Camp Ambassadors. We are happy to help you find the right camp program for your child (and let you know about options in how to pay for it). We hope you have a great summer!

Bobbee Griff (TBT Camp Ambassador) youth@bethtikvah.com

Viki Stein (Camp Judea) vikistein@me.com

Margot Braiter (Camp Barney) rubenmargot@comcast.net

Karen Greenspan (Camp Coleman) kgreenspan@bellsouth.net

Valarie Kassel (Six Points) valerie.kasseljr@gmail.com

 

Regional Overnight Camps

Adamah Adventures (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta)

http://www.adamahadventures.org/

Adamah Adventures is a Jewish adventure camp and teen travel program that invites current 4th-11th graders to take on some of the country’s most awe-inspiring outdoor adventures. During the programs, teens and tweens work in small groups alongside highly trained staff members to experience both the thrill and the quiet — the whitewater and the campfire — and at the end of each week, an enthusiastic Shabbat under mountain stars.

 

Camp Barney Meditz (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta)

http://www.campbarney.org

Our Jewish culture continues to be woven into every aspect of Camp Barney Medintz, from our creative Shabbat services and festivals, Israeli dancing & music, crafts & storytelling, live performances, and interactive programs designed for each age group. We enable campers to experience our rich traditions, participate in relevant experiences and feel pride and “ruach” as they strengthen their connection to our Jewish culture.

 

URJ Camp Coleman (Union for Reform Judaism)

http://coleman.urjcamps.org/

URJ Camp Coleman allows our children to live a wholly Jewish life while at camp. Campers can experience Jewish culture and tradition while in a safe, challenging and fun environment. In a natural setting, campers are given the opportunity to explore their Judaism. Coleman provides a creative setting for Jewish living and learning, through camp programming. At Camp Coleman campers and staff can develop lifelong friendships!

 

6 Points Sports Academy (Union for Reform Judaism)

http://6points.urjcamps.org/

Welcome to 6 Points Sports Academy! This is where young athletes are trained for life. In our inaugural summer we will offer our campers intensive, high quality athletic instruction, and individual attention. Our athletes will live state-of-the art facilities, under supervision of positive role models while learning life lessons on and off the playing fields in a Reform Jewish setting.

 

Camp Judaea (Haddassah, Zionist)

http://www.campjudaea.org/

For almost five decades, Camp Judaea has been providing a high-quality, fun and educational program to children and staff members. Camp Judaea is a leader in the Jewish and Zionist camping world for environmentalism in the Southeast region of the United States. Camp Judaea's Jewish and Zionist programming is intertwined with the importance of environmentalism. Camp Judaea represents the pluralist American Jewish community and educates about culture, respect and diversity. Jewish identity building is a core product of our program that translates to future Jewish leaders that take action in the Jewish value of "tikkun olam," repairing the world. We take advantage of our beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to provide each camper with an outdoor experience that will heighten his or her appreciation of nature and the outdoors. 

Camps Specifically for Teens

Kutz Camp: NFTY’s Campus for Reform Jewish Teens

www.kutzcamp.org

The NFTY Leadership Experience is designed for high school students who are looking for a challenging, intense program. As a participant in this program, you have the ability to choose your classes, and create a schedule that best fits you and your needs.

 

Mitzvah Corps (Union of Reform Judaism)

http://www.mitzvahcorps.org

Tikkun Olam —repairing the world—has always been a major component of the Reform Jewish experience. In every generation, YOU, the youth of our movement, have led the way, showing deep concern for the fate of the world in which you live. Mitzvah Corps combines direct hands-on involvement in communities that need energy, dedication and love that YOU can provide, with learning focused on Jewish social and ethical issues. Social action and volunteering, friends, expanded horizons, and fun, are all part of the Mitzvah Corps experience. With Mitzvah Corps, Jewish teens experience social action at its best. Make YOUR mark this summer.

 

Etgar36

http://www.etgar.org/

Get on the road…and change the world! Etgar 36 is dedicated to developing the future Jewish political voice by taking Jewish teens on journeys throughout America, developing their identities, and empowering them to get involved politically and socially to change the world.

 

Atlanta Day Camps

MJCCA Day Camps

http://www.atlantajcc.org/landing-pages/day-camps/

MJCCA Day Camps is where the magic of summer begins! We offer Atlanta families the most enriching Jewish day camping experience in the South, with more than 100 day camp options. Our campers get to explore, pursue, and enjoy their every interest and passion. Along the way, they establish lifelong friendships and lasting memories. MJCCA Summer Day Camps offer Traditional Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Sports Camps. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to camp this summer.

 

In the City Camp

http://www.inthecitycamp.com/

Fun-filled days, lifelong friendships, personal growth, and a cool connection to Judaism in INTOWN ATLANTA! In the City Camp gives your child the character-building experience of Jewish overnight camp in a day camp setting. Our incredible facility, super fun activity options (that campers get to choose every day), and cool Jewish staff come together to create serious summer fun.

 

National Specialty Camps

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech

http://scitech.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.Located just outside of Boston’s science and technology corridor on a pristine campus, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy offers a top-quality educational program along with access to the best and brightest minds in the Jewish science and technology community. 

 

Camp Inc

http://www.campinc.com/

The Camp Inc. Business Academy is a summer business program for 6th to 12th graders, that sits on 70 gorgeous acres in Steamboat Springs, CO. At 7,300 ft high, the weather is in the low 80’s and the mountain views are spectacular.  We offer three sessions for teens entering grades 6 – 12. At Camp Inc., our teens learn business skills, create hands-on projects and work in teams while developing community, confidence, leadership and Jewish identity all while enjoying 70 acres of prime Colorado wilderness.

 

Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Camp Living Wonders

http://camplivingwonders.org/

Camp Living Wonders offers a safe, loving overnight camp experience for high-functioning Jewish children, ages 7-25 years old with developmental disabilities, regardless of affiliation or background. CLW nurtures campers’ growth and achievement, as well as a love of Judaism and nature. Camp changes lives by giving campers the opportunity to develop deep friendships and have exciting experiences they may never have known.

Mitzvah Corps at Kutz Camp – for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder http://kutz.urjcamps.org/mc/

The program’s mission is to honor the unique characteristics of every camper and provide access to Jewish camping by creating individualized accommodations and modifications that allow every camper to succeed. The unique asset of the “camp within a camp” model is that motivated high school students serve as peer-mentors, which allows campers to participate fully in the Jewish camp experience in a safe and nurturing environment that fosters positive self-esteem and social skill development.

 

Making Camp Affordable

 

Financial assistance opportunities through the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

The following camps participate in the opportunities listed below:

  • Adamah Adventures

  • Camp Barney Medintz

  • Camp Coleman

  • Camp Judea

  • 6 Points Sports Academy

 

If you don't see your camp listed click the link below to see if your camp qualifies:

http://www.jewishcamp.org/find-camp

For more information about Federation Scholarships & Financial Aid please visit: http://atlantajewishcamp.org/resources/financial-resources/ 

Or contact Sami Tanenbaum at jewishcamp@jewishatlanta.org  or 678-222-3730.

 

One Happy Camper (1st time camper and also 2nd time attending camp eligibility):

  • No deadline, but limited number of grants available.  The earlier you apply the better your  chances are of receiving the grant. 
  • Possibility to receive $1,000 for the 1st time a child attends a Jewish overnight camp for 12+ consecutive days.
  • 2nd time attending camp eligible for $500 (several restrictions apply)

PJ Library-PJ Goes to Camp Grant (1st time camper)

  • Applications begin October 18th and run until all funding is committed (end of November)
  • Grants are limited
  • Must have previously been a PJ Library Subscriber
  • *If you are not eligible for a One Happy Camper grant because you do not meet eligibility requirements (first time camper, attending for 12 days or longer, etc.), you will likely not get a PJ Goes to Camp grant.  

Needs based scholarship (Can apply each year)

  • Deadline: January 30, 2016
  • There is no limit to number of children in a family who can apply for a scholarship.
  • Once you start your online application, you have 30 days to complete and submit the form.
  • Applicants will be notified in early April of scholarship awards.

 

Temple Beth Tikvah Camp Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: December 15, 2015
  • Camp scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded by the Camp Scholarship Committee as a part of an anonymous review and allocation process.
  • Inquiries and applications are confidential
  • Contact MarciaHaber@yahoo.com  for more information

 

Individual Camp Scholarship/Financial Aid

Adamah Adventures

  • Rolling decisions, no hard deadline. 
  • Adamah Adventures offers financial aid to MJCCA members and summer members.
  • For more information, contact Adam Griff at (678) 812-4107 or adam@adamahadventures.org or Barbara Vahaba at Barbara.Vahaba@atlantajcc.org or 678-812-4142

Camp Barney Medintz

Camp Coleman

  • Camp Coleman doesn't have additional scholarship opportunities other than through Federation; however, you may contact them to discuss possible opportunities.
  • Link to Camp Coleman's Scholarship Planner: http://coleman.urjcamps.org/register/scholarships/

Camp Judea

  • Deadline: February 2nd, 2016
  • Limited amount of need based scholarship to registered 2016 families on a payment plan.
  • The application is online at http://www.psas.org/CJUD.aspx
  • Hadassah scholarship (you must be a member of Hadassah) 

6 Points Sports Academy