From Second Grade to rising seniors, everyone at URJ Eisner Camp has the opportunity to have the summer of a lifetime. A variety of session options fit into everyone's summer – from two weeks to the full 7-week summer, experience the best of everything camp has to offer.
Campers live in bunks, that are part of eight units based on the camper’s grade in school the following September. Grade-based units group together children who are on a similar level socially, physically, and developmentally to optimize everyone’s experience. The ratio of campers to counselors ensures that each camper receives plenty of individual attention and learn to be an active part of our community.
Eisner Camp also offers Eisner Day Camp for children ages 3-8 who are no longer in diapers.
|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|
K’tanim is an introductory program 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 explore 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.
As campers get older, they are able to climb higher, explore more, and take advantage of even more new and exciting opportunities.
Olim, the 10th grade summer is the pinnacle of the camper experience. As the oldest unit, Olim campers have many privileges and experiences 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 campers are given the opportunity to take on a real leadership roles throughout camp by participating in our big brother/big sister program with our youngest campers. The summer culminates with the opportunity to help lead the camp in Maccabiah (color war).
Eisner in Israel is an epic 5-week journey through Europe and Israel with your lifelong camp friends. Float in the Dead Sea, climb Masada and experience Shabbat in Jerusalem. The NFTY L'Dor V'Dor program is a unique and challenging summer experience created especially for teens who seek a meaningful and exciting journey filled with amazing memories.
Machon offers rising seniors the experience of Eisner Camp’s Leader-In-Training program. During first session, our Machonikim participate in an intensive counselor training program, preparing them for all aspects of being a counselor. For second session, our Machonikim are assigned to units and activity areas for on-the-job training and mentorship from experienced counselors. Enrollment is competitive and requires an application, interview, and letters of recommendation. Applications are available in October.
TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 9 TO 12)
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.
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.
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.