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|
|OLIM||"Those who grow up"||10th|
|EISNER IN ISRAEL||11th|
Our K’tanim program is two weeks long (three weeks during second session). 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 Leader-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 are assigned to units and activity areas for on-the-job training and mentorship from our experienced counselors. Enrollment is competitive and requires an application, interview, and letters of recommendation.
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