- Since 1951, when the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) opened its first camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Reform Jewish camping has been an integral part of the Reform Jewish experience in North America. For years without a camp at home, dozens of Northwest campers would travel each summer to one of the URJ’s twelve premier camping facilities throughout the United States. In 2007, the dream of a camp in the Northwest became a reality as we welcomed our first generation of campers. As the newest of the URJ Camps, Kalsman presents our children with the opportunity to live a wholly Jewish life while at camp. Campers experience Jewish culture and tradition while in a safe, challenging and fun environment. In a natural setting, campers are given the opportunity to explore their Judaism. Kalsman provides a creative setting for Jewish living and learning, through camp programming. We're particularly proud of our open and inclusive communities that are sensitive to the needs of interfaith and diverse families. Over the past few years, we've watched with pride as campers create lasting friendships and come together as the Pacific Northwest Reform Jewish Community. Since opening in 2007, hundreds of campers ranging from second grade through twelfth grade have had a chance to experience a Kalsman summer. We offer our campers a wide variety of activity choices that allow them to exercise their bodies, their minds, their creativity and their hearts. From Sports to the Performing and Creative Arts, to Nature and Adventure activities, Kalsman has something for everyone. The facilities at Camp Kalsman are all modern and newly built on our gorgeous 300 acres of land. Our range of buildings and activity areas allows us to meet all the needs of our campers as well as give them areas to grow and explore. A summer at Camp Kalsman is an unforgettable religious, cultural, recreational and emotional experience.