URJ Eisner Camp harnesses the transformative power of Jewish camping, to create meaningful relationships that lay the foundation for our community. Children and teens from across the Northeast join together each summer to experience the fun and magic of our kehillah kedoshah (sacred community).
Caring and committed staff strive to enrich the campers’ experiences by creating opportunities for them to build lasting friendships and become the best versions of themselves. Our staff cultivates curious minds and a creative spirit by providing encouragement and support as our campers embrace the challenges of learning new skills in athletics, aquatics, the arts, adventure, and nature programs. Grounded in Jewish values, the Eisner Camp community is immersed in a wide range of innovative educational pursuits and unique spiritual experiences.
From the youngest campers to the oldest of our Machon (Counselors-in-Training), every child and teen who spends a summer at Eisner Camp returns home wiser, more self-confident, and more connected to their Jewish roots. Eisner Camp is more than a summer of fun, Eisner Camp is summers that last a lifetime!
Every day, campers and counselors alike strive to embody our Mission Statement, which we believe helps us to become the best versions of ourselves and inspires us to carry its values back home to our families and friends as well as our congregations and communities.
Hineini – Here I am
… I am here to strengthen my own self-esteem and that of everyone in the camp community.
… I am here to strengthen my own Jewish identity and spirituality and that of everyone in the camp community.
… I am here to strengthen my connection to the Eisner community and the Jewish community and to help everyone around me to do the same.
… I am here to do as much as I can, in the time that I have, in the place that I am, and to inspire others to join me in this holy work.
לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמוֹר, וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה.
For it is written: “Lo alecha hamlacha ligmor, v’lo ata ben horin, l’heebatel mimena.”
“You are not required to complete the work, nor are you free to ignore it.” Pirke Avot 2:16