URJ Eisner Camp offers a variety of summer options for children ages three and up. Our sessions run from two weeks to the full summer and provide the best of everything camp has to offer to everyone.

Our campers come from many URJ congregations across the northeast and beyond. We place our campers into eight units based on the camper’s grade in school the following September. This way, each unit is comprised of children who are socially, physically, and developmentally on approximately the same level. Here are our units at camp:

Unit Name Hebrew Translation Entering Grades
K'TANIM (2 weeks) "Little Ones" 2nd and 3rd
BONIM "Builders" 4th and 5th
CHALUTZIM "Pioneers" 6th
OFARIM "Deer" 7th
CHAVERIM "Friends" 8th
TZOFIM "Scouts" 9th
OLIM "Those who grow up" 10th
EISNER IN ISRAEL 11th
MACHON "Institute" 12th

Our K’tanim program is two weeks long. This introductory program is perfect for our youngest campers, most of who will be away from home for the first time. Special attention is paid to teaching our K’tanim campers how to get around camp and enjoy all that camp has to offer. Our “little ones” form wonderful friendships and have a great time during what we hope will be the first of many summers at Eisner.

For your Olim (10th grade) camper, this summer is the pinnacle of their camp experience. As the oldest campers, Olim have many privileges befitting their age, including a 4-day trip to Montreal. More information about the trip will be available as we get closer to camp. Olim also have the opportunity to take on a real leadership role. This includes participating in our big brother/big sister program with our youngest campers as well as the opportunity to help lead the camp in our Maccabiah (color war) during second session.

Our Machon unit is a Counselor-In-Training program. During the first session of camp, our Machonikim participate in an intensive counselor training program, preparing them for all aspects of being a counselor. During the second session of camp, our Machonikim become junior counselors, moving into bunks for on-the-job training and mentorship from our experienced counselors. Enrollment is limited and requires an application, interview and letters of recommendation.

TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 9 TO 12)

Eisner's NFTY in Israel trip | entering grade 11
An unforgettable four weeks of personal discovery, hiking and exploration in Israel. Walk the corridors of the Old City of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, hike Masada and be immersed in the warmth and uniqueness of Israel with friends from camp and NFTY.
URJ Kutz Camp | entering grades 10 to 12
Kutz brings together hundreds of the most talented and committed Reform Jewish teen leaders for a summer of fun and learning. Teens customize their own program focusing on developing skills in leadership, Jewish learning, social justice and the arts.
URJ Mitzvah Corps | entering grades 10 to 12
Expand your comfort zone and make a difference. Volunteer and immerse yourself in a new community in Central America, Israel and throughout North America as you learn about the people and culture of these communities. Be a change-maker through Mitzvah Corps’ unique hands-on experiences.
URJ Just Act NYC | entering grades 9 to 12
A summer program that offers Jewish teens with a passion for theater the opportunity to strengthen their craft by working alongside professional actors in a real performance space.

Day Camp at Eisner

The Day Camp at Eisner is located on the grounds of URJ Eisner Camp and serves our youngest campers ages 3 to 8 years old.