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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!

Camp Ambassadors

Regional Overnight Camps

URJ Camp Coleman (Cleveland, GA)

http://coleman.urjcamps.org/

Camp Coleman is the official camp for the Union for Reform Judaism in the Southeast. 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!

Camp Barney Medintz (Cleveland, GA)

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. Camp Barney is associated with the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta).

Camp Judaea (Hendersonville, NC)

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.

Blue Star (Hendersonville, NC)

https://www.bluestarcamps.com/

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Blue Star’s 500 acre campus and adjoining 10,400 acre forest preserve inspire campers to connect with the natural world and provide endless opportunities for extraordinary summer camp adventures. As part of a caring and inclusive Jewish camp community, our campers, ages six to sixteen, spend their days immersed in camp life; enjoying exciting activities and sharing happy moments with camp friends. At Blue Star, we capture the attention of young people when they are the most open hearted to appreciating the power of friendship and self discovery; campers gain independence and self-esteem while making friendships and summer memories that will last a lifetime.

URJ National Specialty Camps

URJ 6 Points Sports Academy (Asheville, NC)

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.

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech (Boston, MA)

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.

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy
(West Chester, PA)

https://6pointscreativearts.org/

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy is dedicated to the exploration of the creative arts.

At 6 Points Creative Arts, the program staff, campers, and site work together to create a holistic, meaningful experience for artists in a living laboratory for learning and performing. Our program focuses on the whole child, fostering personal advancement and resilience while creating an aspirational arc of growth and possibilities. Through major and minor workshops, campers challenge themselves to continue their development as artists, sharpening their natural abilities and acquiring new skills. Shabbat programming offers further opportunity to expand imaginations. Specialists from the field serve as compelling role models who weave Jewish values, ethics, and tradition together with the spirit and excitement of a dynamic creative artistic community.

Teen Opportunities

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.

NFTY in Israel

https://nftyisrael.org/

NFTY in Israel is an epic journey through the story of your people.Touch ancient ruins visited by your ancestors for thousands of years. Eat delicious pita fresh off the fire. Climb sand dunes. Hike mountains. Swim in the Mediterranean. Float in the Dead Sea. Wander with your friends and meet amazing new people. Explore your progressive Jewish values from new angles. Discover yourself on the adventure of a lifetime. Choose from 6 specialty trips, including a visit to Eastern Europe, a deep Hebrew immersion, a trip through the lens of social justice, a sports trip for athletes, and a sci-tech Israel trip.

URJ Mitzvah Corps

https://mitzvahcorps.org/program-options/

Mitzvah Corps gives teens the opportunity to travel the world, build meaningful relationships with one another and their global peers, understand the complexities and challenges facing various communities, take action on issues they care about, and embrace the ways that Judaism empowers them to enact real change. Programs go beyond a traditional volunteer or service trip, working alongside innovative partners in communities around the world to play a role in existing change mechanisms, support local economies, and engage in social justice efforts that are sustainable, positive, and sensitive to the unique needs of different cultures. Supplemented by a curriculum designed to address the real issues of privilege, power dynamics, and inherent challenges in volunteer travel, Mitzvah Corps experiences offer teens the chance to engage in dynamic conversations, learn how to ask the right questions, and understand the process and methodology behind the projects we support. Participants can choose from several different program options.

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.

Making Camp Affordable

Financial Assistance Opportunities Through the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Federation’s financial resources include needs-based scholarships as well as grants for first-time campers that are NOT based on financial need. We even have grants for second-time campers!

One Happy Camper
(Incentive grants for 1st and 2nd time campers)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are happy to sponsor the One Happy Camper grant for Jewish Campers who are attending non-profit Jewish overnight camp for the first time! First-time campers who are attending camp for 11-18 days can receive $700 and campers attending camp for 19 days+ can apply to receive $1000 off their first summer at camp. Grants are first come, first served and are NOT based on financial need. Jewish day school students are now eligible for One Happy Camper in Atlanta. Second-year campers may be eligible to receive an incentive grant up to $500.

Needs based scholarship (Can apply each year)

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. All applications and inquiries are confidential. Scholarships will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis, only when complete. A complete application includes scholarship attained from other sources (camp, synagogue, friends and family, etc). On a rolling basis, families will apply and receive notification of their award.

For more information about the Federation’s Financial Resources contact:

https://atlantajewishcamp.org/financial-resources/

jewishcamp@jewishatlanta.org

 

Temple Beth Tikvah Camp Scholarship Program

  • 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 Scholarshop/Financial Aid

Some camps offer their own scholarship/financial aid (or matching assistance). Contact individual camps for more information.

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