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    • Onward Israel

    • Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
    • Description: Summer 2020 Highlights Two overlapping tracks: Track 1: June 1 – July 26 Track 2: June 29 – August 23 Costs: ...read moreSummer 2020 Highlights Two overlapping tracks: Track 1: June 1 – July 26 Track 2: June 29 – August 23 Costs: $600 program fee, payable online upon acceptance (includes housing, partial board, transit to/from work, and program). $300 participation & security deposit, payable in cash upon arrival in Israel (additional to the program fee and refundable upon successful completion of the program) Participants arrange and pay for their own flights. Apartment-style housing in the Tel Aviv area. Intern 4-5 days each week, Three Israel Seminar days, One Shabbaton Experience, One Weekenders Experience. Registration opens November 18, 2019 [email protected] 323.761.8372 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8372
    • Camp Tawonga

    • Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Description: Taste of camp: June 14 – 19, 2020 Session two: June 21 – July 3, 2020 Session three: July 5 – 24, 2020 Sess ...read moreTaste of camp: June 14 – 19, 2020 Session two: June 21 – July 3, 2020 Session three: July 5 – 24, 2020 Session four: July 26 – August 11, 2020 amp Tawonga is a co-ed residential camp located just outside Yosemite National Park on the beautiful Tuolumne River. Our mission of self-esteem, community, appreciation for nature, and fostering positive Jewish identity is woven through all our programs. We are committed to a group-centered camping philosophy, giving counselors freedom to focus on the minute-to-minute and day-to-day experiences of each camper and of their bunk as a whole, while program specialists use their skills to lead a wide array of activities. In addition, each bunk backpacks in Yosemite National Park or the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest and spends a day on the Challenge Course, core programs which underscore this group-centered approach. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (415) 543-2267
    • URJ Camp Newman

    • Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Description: Session 1A: June 14 – June 28, 2020, and June 14 – July 12, 2020 Session 1B: June 30 – July 12, 2020 Sessio ...read moreSession 1A: June 14 – June 28, 2020, and June 14 – July 12, 2020 Session 1B: June 30 – July 12, 2020 Session 2A: July 15 – July 29 and July 15 – August 5 Session 2B: July 30 – August 5, 2020 At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a vibrant Jewish life. Guided by experienced staff and Jewish professionals, we offer 25 traditional and specialty summer sessions from 9 days to 8 weeks at the beautiful bay-side campus of Cal Maritime. Our Jewish overnight camp empowers children and teens to better themselves, their communities and the world. 3rd-12th graders choose from an abundant mix of fun activities, experience the magic of Judaism and Shabbat, build friendships that last a lifetime – and have a TON of fun! Since 1947, the URJ Camp Newman community has impacted the lives of over 100,000 children, teens, and adults. Year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our hope is to provide each and every camper with a meaningful and memorable experience. Read on to see how we do it! Website: https://campnewman.org/summer-camp/ read less
    • Contact Phone: (415) 392-7080
    • Valley Outreach Synagogue Adventures and Celebrations in Israel is Rabbi Ron Li-Paz

    • Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Description: June 14 - 28, 2020 will mark the tenth VOS trip to Israel with Rabbi Li-Paz in eleven years. Our experiences in Isra ...read moreJune 14 - 28, 2020 will mark the tenth VOS trip to Israel with Rabbi Li-Paz in eleven years. Our experiences in Israel (and sometimes Jordan) are a combination of adventure, experiential learning, and spirituality. Our travel partner is Ya’alla Tours of Portland Oregon. read less
    • Havaya Arts Sleep Away Camp

    • Date: Monday, June 15, 2020
    • Description: Session Aleph: June 15 – June 28, 2020 Bet Session: June 29 – July 12, 2020 Gimel Session: July 13 – July 26 ...read moreSession Aleph: June 15 – June 28, 2020 Bet Session: June 29 – July 12, 2020 Gimel Session: July 13 – July 26, 2020 Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Here, a vibrant Jewish communal life will enhance art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. Located on the University of Redlands campus in southern California, campers will learn from working artists who are also comfortable teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience. Campers choose from one of our four core art studios (Visual Art, Music, Dance/Movement, and Theater) during each of our two-week sessions. Electives will allow young artists to continue working in their core studio or to explore another discipline. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, campers and staff have all the tools and inspiration possible right at their fingertips. Whether they go deeply into their chosen art form or they try something for the first time, campers will grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings. For more information, please contact Reuben Posner, Camp Director, at 833-HAV-ARTS | direct: 323-794-2743 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 794-2743
    • Camp Alonim Day Camp

    • Date: Monday, June 15, 2020
    • Description: Summer 2020 Week 1: June 15 – June 19 Week 2: June 22 – June 26 Week 3: June 29 – July 3 Week 4: July 6 ...read moreSummer 2020 Week 1: June 15 – June 19 Week 2: June 22 – June 26 Week 3: June 29 – July 3 Week 4: July 6 – July 10 Week 5: July 13 – July 17 Week 6: July 20 – July 24 Week 7: July 27 – July 31 Week 8: August 3 – August 7 Entering Grades K-6 - 9am - 3:30pm Gan Alonim Day Camp is a loving environment, where the staff is committed to helping children grow, learn, and explore. Daily activities emphasize fun, appreciation of nature, friendship, safety, and Jewish culture. Kids learn Israeli dances, go swimming, sing songs, create art, ride horses, discover nature, and more! At Gan Alonim, enrollment works on a day by day basis. You can sign up for as many or as few days as you would like throughout the summer. Gan Alonim is designed for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Bus Transportation from: Encino, Northridge, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, and Thousand Oaks Extended care at camp until 5:30pm available Mondays-Thursdays. Email: [email protected]; Phone: 877-225-6646; 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA 93064; www.alonim.com/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (877) 225-6646
    • Camp Mountain Chai

    • Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Description: Beginning June 16, 2020. Please check the website for start/end dates for specific sessions. We are a Jewish residen ...read moreBeginning June 16, 2020. Please check the website for start/end dates for specific sessions. We are a Jewish resident camp located in the San Bernardino Mountains. We help campers gain personal independence, build self-confidence, make new friends and, of course, have fun. Our program features a 40-foot climbing tower, ropes course, nature, sports, ceramics, arts and crafts, theater, dance, swimming, canoeing, fishing and much more. Special programs include a Maccabiah, 4th of July Carnival, out-of-camp trips, skit nights and talent shows. Campers prepare Shabbat services and we also provide Israel Day and Tisha B'av observance. Our kitchen is kosher. Cabins are heated and include bathrooms and showers. Sessions are 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 weeks. Email: [email protected]; Phone: (858) 499-1330; Office Address: 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (858) 499-1330
    • Camp Ramah

    • Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Description: Session one: June 16 - July 13 Session two: July 16 - August 12 Ramah summers are packed with a variety of fun, en ...read moreSession one: June 16 - July 13 Session two: July 16 - August 12 Ramah summers are packed with a variety of fun, engaging activities, lasting friendships, and meaningful Jewish experiences. Activities include aquatics, media production, arts and crafts, cooking, hiking, ropes course, Israeli-dance, and Jewish music, drama, and overnights. Our sports program includes almost every sport, from basketball to soccer to volleyball to tennis and ga-ga...to an all-camp Maccabiah! Jewish learning is another important part of a summer at Ramah. Israeli culture, history, and language come alive at camp in a spirit unique to Ramah. Jewish values underlie a concern for each individual and the development of a spirited and warm community. A program is also available for campers with special developmental needs. It's an experience that will last a lifetime! Contact: [email protected] Phone: (310) 476-8571; Address: , Ojai, CA ; Website: http://www.ramah.org read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 476-8571
    • Camp Alonim

    • Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Description: First Session: Tues. 6/16 - Sun. 6/28/20: $2,395 Entering Grades 2-9 Mini Session: Sun. 6/21 - Sun. 6/28/20: $1,195 ...read moreFirst Session: Tues. 6/16 - Sun. 6/28/20: $2,395 Entering Grades 2-9 Mini Session: Sun. 6/21 - Sun. 6/28/20: $1,195 Entering Grades 2-5 Second Session: Tues. 6/30 - Sun. 7/19/20: $3,795 Entering Grades 3-10 Third Session: Wed. 7/22 - Sun. 8/9/20: $3,545 Entering Grades 3-10 Fourth Session: (formerly known as Mini-Third) Wed. 7/22 - Sun. 8/2/20: $2,345 Entering Grades 2-5 CIT Summer: Mon. 6/15 - Sun. 8/9/20: $5,045 Entering Grade 11 Programs for children entering grades 2-11 (leadership training for 10-11) Camp Alonim is a pluralistic Jewish summer camp, which 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," starting with activities children already enjoy, showing them how they might be Jewish, or serve as gateways to Jewish connections. Our activities include Israeli dance, robotics, mountain biking, archery, cooking, hiking, gardening, basketball, horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, music, rock wall/adventure course, and photography! Email: [email protected]; Phone: (877) 225-6646; Address: 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA 93064; Website: https://www.alonim.com/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (877) 225-6646
    • 6 Points Sports Academy California

    • Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Description: Session 1: June 16 - June 28 Session 2: June 30 - July 12 Session 3: July 14 - July 26 As a Jewish sports camp, ...read moreSession 1: June 16 - June 28 Session 2: June 30 - July 12 Session 3: July 14 - July 26 As a Jewish sports camp, URJ 6 Points Sports Academy combines high-level training with all the fun of a traditional summer camp. Campers select a sport to “major” in – baseball, basketball, soccer or tennis– and spend 4-5 hrs a day with other Jewish athletes, learning from professional coaches and counselors who are passionate about being Jewish athletes themselves. New for Summer 2017 Session 1 ONLY – competitive swimming, cheer/dance, and softball will be offered as majors. 6 Points is a residential camp located at Occidental College here in LA and there are three 2-week sessions beginning mid-June. Email: [email protected] Web site: https://6pointssports.org/california/ Phone: 310-912-7335 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 912-7335
    • Camp JCA Shalom

    • Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Description: June 16 - August 2, 2020. Sessions vary. For over 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons.” ...read moreJune 16 - August 2, 2020. Sessions vary. For over 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons.” Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, thousands of campers and staff experience the magic of Camp JCA Shalom. Camp’s vision of Tikkun Olam – creating a better world – is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience in the natural setting of the Shalom Institute. In our warm and supportive environment, campers experience living, learning and playing in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery. Campers also have fun! They participate in a variety of programs and activities daily, they make new and lasting friendships and develop a wealth of new skills and interests. Our campers go home with a lifetime of cherished memories, new skills, and a positive self-image. It is truly an unforgettable experience for all! We will create our Camp JCA magic in the beautiful Angeles National Forest at Gold Creek Center! Camp staff has been thorough and tenacious in search of the best location and Gold Creek Center is ideal for us. The beautiful, natural setting has the camp vibe we are used to. We will be able to maintain our cabin-centered approach to the camp experience with cabin-like housing units (that are air-conditioned and have attached bathrooms and showers!). Campers will experience the same Camp JCA Shalom culture and community that leads to making great friendships and experiencing life-changing moments. Camp remains a safe place for your child to grow and learn and have fun. The campus is secure on a private mountain road and we will not be sharing the site with another group as in most of the other locations that were considered. We will have security on-site as we did in Malibu. Gold Creek Center is beautifully tucked away at the foot of the magnificent mountains of the Angeles National Forest, just 20-30 minutes from the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, and Santa Clarita and less than 45 minutes from the Conejo Valley and West Los Angeles. The 270+ acres include a pool, ball fields, basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), air-conditioned indoor program spaces, and the activities and fun you are used to from camp in Malibu. The site allows us to do the activities our campers love – gaga, ropes course, arts and crafts (tie dye!), “Jamba Jews” bike blenders, archery, gardening, water activities, pioneer living, outdoor cooking, nature walks, beach trips, overnights, mountain biking, horse and animal experiences, Israeli dance and Israel programming, song sessions, Shabbat services, and so much more! Our chef Jorge and his kitchen staff will be with us all summer, along with Robbo and our top-notch counselors and specialists. https://www.campjcashalom.com/blog/summer-2019/ 8955 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500
    • Camp Ramah Ezra Program for 18-22 Year Olds with Special Needs

    • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    • Description: Session one: June 17 - July 13 Session two: July 17 - August 12 Ezra — an 8-week vocational training program for ...read moreSession one: June 17 - July 13 Session two: July 17 - August 12 Ezra — an 8-week vocational training program for young adults ages 18-26 — captures the passion and excitement of Camp Ramah. During the summer, Ezra Program participants live at camp alongside 1400 staff and campers. They fill their days with job site experience, life skill classes, recreational activities and living Judaism. The Ezra Program allows participants to take their existing skills and enhance them to live more independent and productive lives. The independent living experience at Camp Ramah improves functioning through: vocational skills independent living abilities self-image social functioning Jewish community skills Camp provides an ideal setting for Ezra participants who live in communal, independent living quarters with peers under adult supervision. Participants learn lessons of responsibility, kinship, sportsmanship and sharing. They receive job-training experience in a number of service areas throughout camp and are held accountable for their interpersonal relationships in the Ramah community. Program goals include preparing young adults for independent living and teaching them employment related skills. In addition to personal development, the Ezra program includes specific components to enhance their independent living experience: Cafe Ezra – participants devote one evening a week to running a cafe for the entire camp staff Buddy Program – participants are designated a special staff buddy to enhance friendships and interpersonal skills Days Off – each week participants will collaboratively plan their day off activity Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 476-8571; Address: Ojai, CA, Website: http://www.ramah.org/pr_tikvah.shtml read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 476-8571
    • Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps: Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop

    • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    • Description: Session one: June 17 - July 12, 2020. Session two: July 15 - August 9, 2020. Shorter sessions are available. See the ...read moreSession one: June 17 - July 12, 2020. Session two: July 15 - August 9, 2020. Shorter sessions are available. See the website for more dates. If you ask campers what their favorite part of camp is, they’ll tell you it’s the lifelong friendships and community (and maybe the grilled cheese). The strength of our camp family has sustained us for almost 70 years, and we’re excited to bring those same values and traditions into a new space on the scenic campus of CSU Channel Islands. Same caring, silly counselors. Same warm, inclusive culture. For more information visit our website at http://go.wbtcamps.org/. 1 University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (213) 388-2401
    • Camp Wise of Stephen Wise Temple

    • Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
    • Description: SUMMER 2020: June 22 - August 7, 2020 Camp Wise is a fun and active Jewish summer day camp in sunny Los Angeles. P ...read moreSUMMER 2020: June 22 - August 7, 2020 Camp Wise is a fun and active Jewish summer day camp in sunny Los Angeles. Pre-K to Grade 8 campers will experience age-appropriate activities like field trips, swimming (and lessons!), art, sports, cooking, gaga, science, martial arts, and much more! Early Bird Registration Discount Ends March 1! http://campwisela.org/ Phone: (310) 889-2263; Address: 15500 Stephen Wise Dr.,, Los Angeles, CA 90077; Website: http://campwisela.org/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 889-2263
    • Moshava Alevy Summer Camp in Running Springs, California

    • Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
    • Description: Session 1: Monday, June 22nd - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 Session 2: Monday, July 20th - Wednesday, August 12th, 20 ...read moreSession 1: Monday, June 22nd - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 Session 2: Monday, July 20th - Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles is a West Coast Orthodox Zionist movement that engages youth, family, and community in year-round programs to develop a strong relationship to Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and the values of Torah V'Avoda. Kaytana is for boys and girls completing 2nd-3rd grade who aren’t ready for our full session, but want the excitement of being in camp. This program is specially geared for our youngest campers with an emphasis on the activities they enjoy, with age appropriate staff and supervision. Machane is for boys and girls completing 3rd-8th grade. Machane includes a full session of activities, sports, educational programming, color war, ruach and everything else you expect to find at a Moshava camp. Machal, which stands for Machane Chalutzi, is a camp of pioneers and the capstone program of a Moshava camp. For boys and girls completing 9th grade, Machal involves a leadership training seminar with hiking, sleeping outdoors, trips and bonding in the wilderness. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (855) 667-4282
    • Gan Yisroel West Sleep Away Camp

    • Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Description: 2020 Camp Dates: GIRLS AGES 8-13 -June 23 – July 21 BOYS AGES 8-13 - July 22 – August 19 Located on the 92-acr ...read more2020 Camp Dates: GIRLS AGES 8-13 -June 23 – July 21 BOYS AGES 8-13 - July 22 – August 19 Located on the 92-acre gorgeous campground on Manzanita Lake, North Fork, California at the Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center. Children from all over California come to Gan Yisroel West to become a part of our vibrant community, which keeps on growing. When we ask our campers if they plan to return, 100% of them say, “You bet!”. The variety of projects, trips and overnights are just a part of the big fun and the amazing activities. And most importantly, our children breathe in a love for Yiddishkeit and Chassidus that lasts a lifetime. read less
    • Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet Summer Israel Camp Program

    • Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Description: June 25 - July 21, 2020 Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over ...read moreJune 25 - July 21, 2020 Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a 4-week summer program since 1981. Our teens experience Israel's culture, heritage, language, and society as they tour the beautiful country. We hike, bike, swim and travel all across Israel while learning about its people and rich history. Each participant engages in several volunteer activities and completes up to 40 hours of community service during the program. During Gadna week, our participants will get to experience hands-on army training and educational activities with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commanders. This year, you can also earn 3 college credits if eligible and accepted to our dual enrollment program. What makes Chetz V'Keshet truly unique is our Israeli participants--25% of our participants are Israelis who are members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement. Our counselors are all Israelis who are fluent in English, have completed their army services and mastered our intensive training course. Website: http://www.israelscouts.org/chetz-vkeshet Contact Info: Orlie, Director, 212-390-8130 ext. 309 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (212) 390-8130 ext. 309
    • Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa

    • Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • Description: Session one: Sunday, June 28 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 Session two extended: Monday, July 13 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 ...read moreSession one: Sunday, June 28 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 Session two extended: Monday, July 13 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 Session two: Wednesday, July 22 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 Gilboa (the West Coast chapter of Habonim Dror North America) offers a truly unique, vibrant and educational Jewish year-round youth movement and summer camping experience for children aged 9 to 17. Children happily absorb the ideals of the Habonim Dror youth movement: sharing, inclusiveness, creativity and responsibility to the community in both the year-round activities and at sleep-away camp in the summer. Our year round programming focuses on tikkun olam, Jewish identity and Israel education. Each month, kids from all around Los Angeles gather to celebrate Jewish Holidays, engage in tikkun olam projects and just have fun! Children gain a complete summer camp experience of recreation and informal learning in an Israeli kibbutz-style atmosphere at our lake-front site in Big Bear, CA. Activities include archery, kayaking, swimming, sports, hiking, music, dance, arts and crafts. Shabbat is celebrated with special activities, and Hebrew is introduced into everyday camp life. Our campers return year after year, developing leadership qualities and a love of Israel. Camp Location: Bluff Lake/Big Bear; Contact Person: Dalit Shlapobersky; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (323) 653-6772; Website: http://www.campgilboa.org read less
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    • Contact Phone: (323) 653-6772
    • 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy: A URJ Summer Camp

    • Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • Description: Session one: June 30 - July 12. Session two: July 14 - 26 Session three: July 28 - August 9. URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech ...read moreSession one: June 30 - July 12. Session two: July 14 - 26 Session three: July 28 - August 9. URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West is the camp curious minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 4-10 get to explore, be curious, 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 Los Angeles on the campus of Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, 6 Points Sci-Tech West offers a top-quality educational program along with access to the best and brightest minds in the Jewish science and technology community. Email:[email protected]; Phone: 424-387-3764; Website: https://6pointsscitech.org/west/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (424) 387-3764