The Day Camp at Eisner is located on the grounds of URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Our Day Camp has its own building and spacious enclosed playground with plenty of room for games, exercise, exploration and fun. Additionally, our Day Campers also spend much of the day around camp enjoying the facilities of our overnight camp: two heated swimming pools, numerous athletic fields, tennis courts, indoor theater, arts and crafts center, Teva (nature program), gardens, animal farm, indoor sports center and lake. Eisner Day Camp is an accredited camp of the American Camping Association.
Our youngest campers are 4 years old (by July 1, 2023) and our oldest campers are rising 2nd graders whose families live year-round or seasonally in the southern Berkshire region of Massachusetts and New York. Transportation to and from camp is available at an additional cost for families in Lenox, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, New Marlborough, and Great Barrington. (We must have at least four campers on each van route to run the van.)
To attend our Day Camp, all campers must be up to date with their immunizations (DTaP, HiB, HepB, IPV, MMR, PCV13, Varicella, etc.), as required by the Massachusetts Board of Health and the Union for Reform Judaism. All campers must be fully potty trained to participate in our program. All campers must also be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations.
Our staff is carefully selected based on their maturity, understanding of young children and their commitment to the Jewish values central to our camp program. Along with our overnight camp staff, they receive on-site training from our camp directors, outside professionals and industry experts as well as training specific to working with our young campers. Many of our counselors are college students and former Eisner campers. Our specialists, who work each day with our Day Camp, are both college and graduate students who hail from all over the world. Swim staff receive American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our professional Health Center is staffed by caring nurses and a physician. Local and federal background checks are certified for each staff member.
Our day at Day Camp begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Each day, campers enjoy a Kosher-style, kid-friendly and nutritious lunch in our air-conditioned Dining Hall. Special attention is paid to our campers with allergies and limited diets. Our entire camp is peanut and tree nut aware. An afternoon snack is enjoyed daily as well as a weekly visit to our canteen for a sweet treat.
Jewish discovery is an integral part of our Day Camp program. Age-appropriate, hands-on activities are included weekly to teach our campers about working and playing together in a Jewish community that is inclusive, caring and kind. Hebrew words are used throughout the day, blessings are recited before and after each meal, Hebrew songs are a part of our music program and we “travel” to Israel each summer as well.
|Week 1||June 26- June 30|
|Week 2||July 3- July 7|
|Week 3||July 10- July 14|
|Week 4||July 17- July 21|
|Week 5||July 24- July 28|
|Week 6||July 31- August 4|
|Week 7||August 7- August 11|
The cost for optional van transportation to and from camp is $100 per week. Families must provide their own safety seats. We must have at least four campers on each van route to run the van. Here are our anticipated pick-up and drop-off locations:
- Train Station, just past Red Lion Inn on Route 7, Stockbridge
- Barrington Plaza, 334 Stockbridge, Great Barrington
- CVS, 362 Main Street, Great Barrington
- Crane Lake Camp, 46 Stateline Road, West Stockbridge
Join us at our 2023 Day Camp Open Houses for the whole family. You’ll see our Day Camp facility, tour the campgrounds, play in our playground, meet our directors, and enjoy a camp snack!
Sunday, June 11th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 25th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
For more information about Eisner Day Camp, please contact Marisa Bergman at 201-419-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org