What happens at a URJ Camp? Camp is fun! Our campers enjoy engaging activities and programs, develop life-long friendships, and live with a super-star staff that acts as role models, living Jewish values-not just teaching them. When you entrust your children to us, they will experience what it is like to live in an immersive Jewish community. This complete immersion allows children to see the world through a Jewish lens, giving them a fuller appreciation of the richness of Judaism and strengthening their Jewish identities along the way. They live the Jewish values of Rachamim (compassion), Kavod (honor and respect), Derech Eretz (civility), G'milut Chasadim (kindness), Tikkun Olam (repairing our world), and so many more! And we know they'll take these values home with them at summer's end.
What if my family isn't very involved in Jewish life? Campers come to us from a variety of Jewish backgrounds. Some children come from families who are very involved in their synagogues attending Shabbat services regularly, and some do not. Some children attend Jewish Day Schools, and some attend Religious School only once a month. And everyone in between! We help our campers learn what they don't know, and embrace what they do know. Living in an immersive Jewish community offers all of our campers the opportunity to strengthen their Jewish identities while learning more about Judaism.
Eisner Camp is a welcoming community for interfaith families who have made Jewish choices for their children, including Jewish overnight camp. We welcome children from a variety of backgrounds, and know they will quickly mesh into one community.
What if my camper needs extra support while at camp? Camp has inclusion staff on site to work with campers who might need extra support and with the staff who will be caring or them. Before campers arrive at camp, we ask any parent who anticipates that his/her child will need extra support to complete a Background Questionnaire. This way, we can being to prepare for the camper before he/she arrives. As necessary, our inclusion staff stays in touch with parents throughout the summer.
Come Tour Eisner during the Summer!
Thinking about seeing some of the magic in action? Come join us for a tour with one of our directors and get a glimpse at what a summer at Eisner is like! We offer summer tours on Thursdays and Sundays throughout our summer season at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. To join us for a tour, please fill out this form where you will indicate your desired date and other important information. With recent measles outbreaks in 22 states, there is much in the news about vaccinations. To ensure the health and well-being of every member of our camp community, all visitors to camp must be up to date with their vaccinations. Thank you for joining us in keeping everyone healthy. If you have any questions, please contact Nicki Poliak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 3, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24 and 29
August 1, 4, 8, 11 and 14
Experience camp in a weekend!
For 2nd to 5th graders (Fall 2019)
- Get artsy and craftsy
- Celebrate Shabbat
- Sleep in Heated Cabins
- Have fun playing sports and games
- Be amazed by wild science experiments and activities
- Enjoy a campfire and s'mores
- Make lots of new friends!
Cost: $200. Includes all meals, lodging, and activities. If you register for camp by January 1, 2020, $100 of the cost of the weekend will be credited to your summer tuition.
Now Open! Rookie Day 2019!
Come join us for a "taste of camp" in one day! Click here for more information and to register!