Jewish Camps that Welcome Interfaith Families

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One happy camperJewish Camp is a valuable way for interfaith families to learn and share in the joy of Judaism in a comfortable, fun and meaningful environment. If you’re thinking of sending your child to summer camp, consider asking the camp these questions before you choose a camp. Many interfaith-friendly Jewish summer camps list information on our site, and our partner, Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is a valuable resource for enabling families to send their children to Jewish overnight camp.

FJC employs a variety of strategies toward a single goal: to increase the number of children in Jewish summer camps. Learn about a program that is intended to do just that: One Happy Camper.

  • One Happy Camper is a need blind grant of up to $1,000 for children attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time. For more information, click here.

Campers

Below you will find links to summer camps that have listed themselves on the InterfaithFamily Network, first in the cities where we have an IFF/Your Community project, and then in other areas. If you know of a camp that you think should be listed on our Network and is not, contact us at network@interfaithfamily.com.

GREATER BOSTON

Camp Avoda
Camp Bauercrest
Cohen Camps
URJ Crane Lake Camp
URJ Eisner Camp
Camp Jori
Camp Kinderland
JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood
Camp Pembroke (Cohen Camp)
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy
Camp Tel Noar (Cohen Camp)
Camp Tevya (Cohen Camp)
Camp Yavneh
Camp Young Judaea

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Camp Alonim, Brandeis, CA
Camp JCA Shalom, Mailbu, CA

CHICAGO

Friends at campJCC “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp (Northbrook)
JCC Anita M. Stone Day Camp (Flossmoor)
JCC Apachi Chicago Day Camp (Chicago UIC)
JCC Apachi Village Day Camp (Northbrook)
JCC Bernard Horwich Day Camp (Chicago – Rogers Park)
JCC Camp Chi (Skokie)
JCYS Big City Day Camp
Camp Firefly (Northbrook)
JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp (Lake Zurich) 
JCYS Henry Horner
JCYS Horner Grove
JCC Hyde Park Day Camp (Chicago – Hyde Park)
JCYS Jon Vegosen Champ Camp
JCC Mayer Kaplan Day Camp (Skokie)
JCYS North Shore Day Camp
JCYS NSDC Sports Camp
JCYS Camp Red Leaf
JCYS Camp Star
JCYS Sunflower Highland Park
JCYS Sunflower Lakeview
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (Oconomowoc, WI)

GREATER CLEVELAND

Ramah Canada
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)
Camp Wise

DC

Camp Airy & Louise, Baltimore, MD
Camp JRF
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava, Street, MD
Timber Ridge Camp, Baltimore, MD

PHILADELPHIAGirl rock climbing

Overnight Camps:
Camp Harlam
Camp JRF
Golden Slipper Camp
Camp Galil
Pinemere Camp
Day Camps:
Ramah Day Camp
Harlam Day Camp
Camp KEF (Day camp & early childhood)
Preschool/Early Childhood Education Camps:
Camp TBI
Camp Kol Emet
Or Ami Day Camp
Camp Kitov

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 

Camp Be’Chol Lashon
Camp Chai

J-Camp
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
JCCSF Summer Camp
Camp Kefli
JCC Camp Kehillah
URJ Camp Newman
Camp Shalom
Camp Shelanu
Camp Tawonga
Camp Tzofim

NATIONWIDE

Girls on a balance beamCamp Daisy & Howard Stein, Scottsdale, AZ
Maurice B. Shwayder Camp, Idaho Springs, CO
URJ Camp Coleman, Cleveland, GA
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, Bannockburn, IL
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute, Zionsville, IN
Habnim Dror Camp Tavor, Three Rivers, MI
Camp Teko, Long Lake, MN
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, Utica Junior College, MS
6 Points Sports Academy, Friendship, NC
Camp Louemma, Vernon, NJ
92nd Street Y Camps, NY, NY (Overnight & Day Camps)
Eden Village Camp, Putnam Valley, NY
Habonim Dror Camp Na-aleh, Bainbridge, NY
Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, NY
Camp Ramah, NY, NY (Overnight & Day Camps)
URJ Kutz Camp, Warwick, NY
B’nai B’rith Camp, Beaverton, OR
URJ Greene Family Camp, Bruceville, TX
URJ Camp Kalsman, Oso, WA
B’nai B’rith Beber Camp, Mukwonago, WI
JCC Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI
JCC Camp Firefly, Lake Delton, WI
Camp Zeke, Lakewood, PA

Day Camps

Camp Twelve Trails, Pearl River, NY

Gan Alonim Day Camp, Brandeis, CA

CANADA

URJ Camp George, Seguin, ON